Student and Parent Feedback

• I just wanted to add my thanks to you.  [My daughter] commented after our meeting that "now she is excited " about college planning.  Up until now our experiences have made her stressed, insecure, and overwhelmed.   I really appreciate your helping her see this experience can be positive and exciting.

Parent of 2018 high school student


• Thank you so much for your work with [my daughter] and thank you for recognizing her abilities. I am astounded! Your help was very appreciated! The initial meetings opened her up to the possibilities of schools outside of UCs, and to those that had seemed really reach schools for her, but the strategy worked.

Parent of 2017 transfer student


Thanks so much for your help, especially in directing us to the few schools with an illustration major and a college campus.  [My son] ended up applying only to RISD and MICA.  He was accepted at both and will be going to MICA.  He just liked the atmosphere better there.  Also he got $31K/year for all four years at MICA!

Parent of 2017 high school student


• [My daughter] is thrilled to be going to the Carnegie Mellon school of art.  Your advice about her portfolio was very helpful -- thanks so much!

Parent of 2017 high school student


• Thank you for all the help you have given me. I am really proud of the essays I have written, and it is thanks to you. 

2017 high school student


• Hello Barry, Thank you! I got into Syracuse school of Architecture! And I even got their annual Distinguashed Architectire Portfolio Award of $10,000. 

I also got into Virginia Tech’s [architecture program].

2017 high school student


• [My son’s] portfolio is really shaping up nicely. He got some great feedback from his Pratt portfolio review and you’ve been such a big help to him!  

Parent of 2017 high school student


• Hi Barry, I attended parents weekend at RISD and after attending faculty and staff lectures, alum panels and open studios, came away very impressed. I was also delighted to find such a sense of community among the students and staff. I had been worried about how artistic personalities would be able to relate to each other. [My son] is ecstatic there! Loves his classes, professors, roommate, campus! He tells me he already has made “good friends”. Clearly worth the $60K per year. It was a very good choice. Thanks again for all your wisdom and guidance!

 Parent of 2016 high school student


• Thank you for your recommendations. I am impressed (and somewhat overwhelmed) by your report. Also encouraged! The list of colleges for [my son] to research is terrific.

 Parent of 2017 high school student


• I just wanted to add my thanks to you. [Our daughter] commented after our meeting that "now she is excited " about college planning.  Up until now our experiences have made her stressed, insecure, and overwhelmed. I really appreciate your helping her see this experience can be positive and exciting.

Parent of 2018 high school student


• Thank you so much for meeting with us over the summer. We really appreciate your time and the awesome report you put together [roadmap to college]. I have been meaning to email you to thank you and give you an update.

Parent of 2018 high school student


• Thank you so much for your amazing follow-up to our conversation!  I cannot believe how much time you put into the recommendations you gave me.   It is incredibly helpful!! If you ever need a recommendation I would love to give you one- working with you has really helped me!!

2017 high school student


• I really appreciate all of your help and support.  [My daughter] has had a tough time and your support has been immeasurable.  Thank you again.  I have many friends with kids who will be college bound, over the coming years.  I will recommend you with passion.

Parent of 2016 high school student


• I wanted to thank you very much for all your help. You have been just awesome and have definitely given us some great feedback with which to work proactively on [my son’s] applications. Honestly, I do not know what we would have done without you!!

Parent of 2016 high school student


• So I'm extremely proud to announce that I will be attending the University of the Arts London this fall for the beginning of my foundation year! Thank you so so much for all of your help. We wouldn't have known where to start without you. Again, thank you so much from all of us!

2016 high school student


 • The one thing I can say is that I am SO GRATEFUL for all of your support through this process. I don't believe we would be close to where we are without your guidance and help. Thank you!  Please consider me as a reference as I'm happy to send a positive message on your behalf to future clients!

Parent of 2016 high school student


Thank you for all of your support these past months. Wow, what a struggle this has been. Your information about schools that don’t require SATs, was very helpful. I have given her high school your name and will refer my friends to you as well.  I really appreciated your thoughtful, calm support of my daughter!

Parent of 2016 high school student


Wanted to let you know that [my son] had a great portfolio review with Art Center College of Design yesterday. I really appreciate all your input it has been invaluable.

Parent of 2016 high school student


• Thank you so very much for all your help and your responsiveness. Also, your calm manner really helped him keep from getting anxious.

Parent of 2016 high school student


 I need to thank you for being so responsive to [my daughter] these past few days.  I found it amazing that you were totally available to her, and could reply as quickly as you did.  She values your opinion and advice, and made the necessary changes that you suggested.  She submitted her application to Chapman this afternoon, but more importantly, feels proud of her portfolio and analysis of her pieces.  I thank you for that.

Parent of 2016 high school student


• First, thank you so much for the time you spent with us.  You really opened my eyes to arts education.  I truly appreciate your help. Your help has increased my son's confidence in his artwork.

Parent of 2017 high school student


• My daugher and I have had the chance to read over your recommendations for colleges and her portfolio several times by now, and have both agreed that we were totally impressed by how personalized they were. Thought you should know and much appreciated.

Parent of 2016 high school student


• That was nice meeting you yesterday. My son told me that meeting with you yesterday was very helpful. I hope your questions will make him really think about his college path.  Thank you.

Parent of 2016 high school student


• Thanks Barry for detailed and researched report, we are going through it page by page and will get back to you once we have list of questions. We also had a very nice time talking to you openly without any particular major or college in mind.

Parent of 2016 high school student


I would like to thank you very much for the thorough and thoughtful review and recommendations you have put together for our son!  It is very informative and I feel much more educated about the art school application process! He now has direction and can can get to working with purpose. Again, thank you for your help!!!  We are thrilled we found you! We will come back to you for a portfolio check and essay review.

  Parent of 2016 high school student.


• It was a pleasure meeting with you.  You provided us with great information and helped us with our questions.

I am sure we will contact you, as we closer to college application season.

  Parent of 2016 high school student

 

• I just got accepted to Northeastern!!! Again I just can't thank you enough for all of your support, guidance, and advice!

  Transfer student 2015


• Hello Barry, a pleasure to virtually meet you!  

We are impressed with your roadmap to college work and appreciate it!

  Parent of 2016 high school student


• You were the perfect match for her. Thanks for all your help.

 Parent of 2015 high school student


• Thanks so much for working with me! It's awesome to get accepted to college!

  2015 high school student


Thanks for your updates. I am glad you are available to [our daughter], I think she finds you very useful and also reassuring. Couldn't do it without you, or at least not so easily. Thank you for being available during the holidays for reviewing her essays.

  Parent of 2015 high school student

 

• Your help during the college application process has been really beneficial for all of us. I am very glad we found you and it worked out so well.

  Parent of 2015 high school student


Thanks SO much for today's [initial client] meeting. My daughter really liked you and she got a lot of clarity out of the time!

   Parent of 2014 transfer student


We're so happy she got in and received a scholarship. I have to really thank you for all your work. There's no way she would have been able to do all that work and set everything up the way you did it. We were on such a tight deadline and it wouldn't have happend without your help. Thank you so much Barry.

  Parent of 2014 high school student


I GOT IN TO COLUMBIA!!! I am so happy and grateful right now! It's crazy to reflect back on when we first met, and think of how lost I was then! Thank you so much for all your help and guidance!!

   2014 high school student


• I appreciated your help SO much and credit you with really helping him get into schools, through your guidance and portfolio help.

   Parent of 2013 high school student


Thanks so much for your guidance and hand-holding during the final days of this difficult and important decision.

   Parent of 2013 high school student


I'm thankful for all your help during the process.

   Parent of 2013 high school student


• Thank you for helping me all the way through college apps! It was probably the most stressful part of my life so far. Applying for colleges was extremely intimidating, but with your guidance it was much more easier to take on.

   2013 high school student

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