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One Dad's story...

Here's a testimonial from a PrepWell parent on why he chose PrepWell over other college counseling options:

[Note: This note was after his son and I had our initial 30-Minute Onboarding Session]


Thank you for reaching out and sharing your initial views about J. I think you gathered as much insight as possible about him based on reviewing his profile and 30-minute call. And, frankly, it's really nice to read some of your initial impressions about J.

Given that I anticipate that this will be a multi-year relationship, I wanted to provide some additional perspectives that may help you as you continue to work with him:

I reviewed many options for college counseling before settling on you.

Among the things that stood out to me:

  • Your demonstrated accomplishments across a wide range of educational and professional opportunities
  • Your emphasis on the importance of long-term planning and preparation - truthfully, this is what "sold me" as it is very closely aligned to my own approach (e.g., I started to go to college planning sessions when J. was in 6th or 7th grade)
  • Your focus on making J. responsible for his success (vs. some other college planners that would take more on themselves or put more on me and his mother)
  • The opportunity for J. to work with someone who has a similar style and philosophy, but who isn't me. Truthfully, there have been points of friction between us at times in the past re: work habits, efforts, and approach. I'm never been a "tiger dad", but I have backed off in the last year.
  • I absolutely loved your guidance to him re: being more structured and detailed with his goal setting. 

    Thank you for your initial guidance and I look forward to J's engagement with you over the coming months.

    - Scott M.

Of course, as a teacher and educator, it's great to hear from parents the reasons behind why they decide on certain programs. Scott captured the essence of our philosophy and perspective. 

If you share this philosophy on teen development and mentorship, enroll in PrepWell Academy today.

Author: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank, etc.

Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.

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