Mark Cruver

Certified Educational Planner / Independent College Counselor / Founder

Capstone Educational Consultants

Mark Cruver is a former college Admissions Director turned college counselor, helping students and families navigate the college journey.

Tags: Application guidance, Essay review, Test prep, Financial Aid advising...

Shannon Brady

Director of Academic & College Counseling

Brady College Counseling

Helping students and families through the college admission process. Assistance with academic advising. Discover, prepare, achieve!

Tags: College selection, Application guidance, Essay review, College athletics...

Timothy Parros

Owner and President

Parros College Planning

Tim's expertise include providing his clients with education and advice on financial aid, education savings plans, tax reduction strategies,

Tags: college planning, paying for college, admission trends, selective colleges...

Barbara Samples

Independent Educational Consultant

Samples Educational Consulting

Services include ACT/SAT test prep, selection of appropriate high school courses, determining where to apply, application completion...

Tags: College selection, Application guidance, Essay review, Financial Aid advising...

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Beto Releases Plan to Address Structural Inequity in Education

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The true scandal is how people with wealth and status game the system without having to resort to criminal schemes.

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Middlesex University London

The Burroughs London, NW4 4BT, United Kingdom
Gabriela Mendez

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Landmark College

19 River Road South Putney, VT 05346

Landmark College is for students who learn differently, including students with a learning disability (such as dyslexia), ADHD, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  LC champions a strengths-based model and gives ... more>

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