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My job is to work with your child to navigate their career choices and make their college application journey a fulfilling experience. A personalized roadmap to college is created for every student based on their unique needs and interests.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

– Malcolm X

Grade 8 or 

Building a Profile

It’s never too early to start thinking of what one wants to do in life and start exploring ideas for their higher education.

  • Resume Building
  • Extra-Curricular Exploration
  • Summer Planning
  • Prep for Essay Writing
  • Life Skills

Grade 10

College Roadmap Planning

Work with students to make a list of Right Fit along with some dream colleges.
  • Resume Building
  • Summer Planning
  • Extra-Curricular Strategy
  • Prep for Essay Writing
  • Discussions on College Major
  • College List Exploration

Grade 11-12

College Application Guidance

  • Resume Building
  • College List Selection
  • Summer Planning
  • College Essays
  • Guidance with Recommendation Letters
  • Interview Coaching
  • College Application Process
  • Final College Selection

Grade 12

Essay writing for college application

For essay writing, I connect with my students on a weekly/daily/hourly basis as per requirement.

  • Resume Building
  • Essay Brainstorming for Common Application/Coalition Application
  • College Essay Writing,
  • Essay Editing and Review

My Process

Official meetings are scheduled as often as required, zoom, or google meet.
Student/Parent can message me or call me anytime as needed.
I am available on WhatsApp at 1-408-913-0931. I typically reply to all messages right away. If something is urgent, please call 24×7.

Here is where my students are going

Some questions I am frequently asked

Why do I need a college counselor? Can I do this on my own?

Of course, you can. However, having a little guidance can really go a long way. Think of me as your sounding board and a person you can always go to whenever you have a query. Going alone is always an option. With me along, it becomes a lot easier to navigate.

I don’t even know you and we will work online. Can I trust you?

That’s a very valid question! My students and the parents with whom I have worked speak on my behalf. I can assure you that I will do my very best to assist you.

Can you assure me that my child will get into an ivy league college?

No one can guarantee that, but I can assure you to work with your child to find the right fit where he/she will be happy, confident and successful.

Do you only work with international students?

While I specialize in assisting international students, I work with all students who are interested regardless of their current residence.

College Roadmap

The best time and best practices to consider when thinking about college. A must-read for students and parents.

About Me

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Ruchi G.Saran