Educational Resource Center
A Proud Tradition of Excellence
For Parents

Don't let your child trip before reaching that academic finish line in the race to college. Professional and private counseling can guide your senior around that final, but most important, lap: the college admission process.

You are about to send your son or daughter back to high school for their remaining time. You have encouraged them in every way possible to achieve academic and personal success. Soon you will be packing their bags and sending them off to college. Of course, there is a lot to do between now and then. Whatever experiences and emotions you have linked to the college admission process, ERC can help alleviate some of that stress in the upcoming months.

Educational Resource Center provides personalized, comprehensive services to assist students and their parents as they go through the process of applying to college. While high school counselors provide an excellent service, they often do not have the time to cater to each student's plan of action and usually are not available on the weekend or after school hours. Moreover, they are under great pressure to keep the college admissions' record for the whole class looking as impressive as possible. Maintaining these statistics can mean overlooking an individual's actual needs.

We would complement your local counselor's efforts by working one-on-one with your child, customizing a strategic plan of action which will help your child get into the best college of his or her choice and meet his or her academic and personal needs. Careful planning is crucial. We are available not only during school hours, but after school, evenings and weekends in person as well as by phone, fax and email. Additionally, we help students keep organized, stay motivated and hit deadlines throughout the application process.

Our senior packages cover an assessment of the student's needs and goals, an evaluation of the student's academic and extracurricular history and plans, a thorough explanation of the college admissions process, a plan for testing and coursework, a suggested list of target schools, assistance in breaking down college applications, guidance in drafting essays, a strategy for selecting and approaching teachers and others for letters of recommendation, a schedule for college visits, interview preparation and compilation of artwork, music and other portfolio materials.

Please email us at erc.elaine@comcast.net or call at (561) 487 - 5057. It is our pleasure to answer any questions you might have about college admission in general and about the benefits of hiring a private college counselor.