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College Planning Services

One-On-One College Counseling     

Planning begins with an intial consultation during which time we establish goals and determine which services best apply to the specific needs of each client. This session is billed at an hourly rate of $150 per hour. College Consulting sessions are avaiable in two consulting packages: 

  • Six Session Plan Includes six, 2-hour sessions, My UpSkill portal and EssayDog tools. Plus an additional hour

       of phone, text and email contact each month until May.

  • Ten Session Plan - Includes ten, 2-hour sessions, My UpSkill portal and EssayDog tools. PLUS unlimited phone,

       text and email contact each month until June.


Please contact us for pricing.

Consulting Services include the following:

  • Assessments: To help students understand how they learn, what they want to study and what they need to succeed in college

  • Learning Style

  • Interests

  • Needs Assessment

  • Career

  • Personality Traits

  • Academic review and curriculum planning

  • Identifying college criteria - What do I want in a collegiate environment?

  • College search ​- Which school best fits my criteria and needs?

  • Comparing schools

  • Exploring majors

  • Scholarship search

  • Resume preparation

  • Interview preparation

  • Internship search

  • Job Shadow matching

  • Volunteer opportunities - At over 20 local non profit agencies

  • Enrichment opportunities

  • College Tour planning

  • Test preparation - Which test prep best fits my learning style?

  • Application preparation and review

  • Essay planning and prep

  • Financial Aid options - Which schools offer Merit Scholarships and grants

My UpSkill Portal - Custom College Plan

This new tool allows students to manage every aspect of their college admissions in one place and create a custom college plan. This service is exclusive to active UpSkill Clients. 


A brilliant platform with instructional videos to guide students through the process of creating impactful admissions essays. Templates guide and help you build an essay that tells your unique story, instead of a flat response to an essay prompt.

Speaking Engagements

Need a speaker for your next PTO meeting, parent education event or sales conference?

Cynthia has over 25 year experience as a speaker and corporate trainer. Topics include:

  • Public Speaking

  • Finding Your Learning Style

  • On Track for Success

  • College Prep and Stepping Back

  • Making High School Count

  • Finding Your Standout Factors

  • Helping Your Teen Soar

  • Time Management 

  • Sales Success Strategies

  • Team Building



In addition to our regular offerings, we can design a custom class for your school or organization.

Please contact Cynthia to have a class designed for your school or organization. 



We also offer our classes during school breaks, summer break and to schools offering intersession classes. 





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