We can calm your nerves and set you on the path to success.
Helping Hand College Guidance’s primary purpose is to literally provide a helping hand in college counseling for both freshman and transfer students in and outside of Los Angeles. We understand the stress and confusion students and their families often feel when they are embarking on what could be an intimidating and overwhelming college process. Pam Ohriner, lead college counselor, is familiar with the high student-to-counselor ratio that is often common in many of our public high schools and community colleges. These college counselors do make every effort to assist students. However, due to time constraints, they often are unable to invest the additional time necessary to really get to know students, their goals, the talents they possess, and any obstacles they have encountered in their educational journey. We also understand the unique set of challenges that a transfer student faces, whether they are transferring from a community college to a 4-year university or from one 4-year college to another. Our inherent knowledge in this aspect of transfer counseling will undoubtedly alleviate your fears and afford you reassurance that you are taking the right steps. Our Los Angeles college counselors at Helping Hand College Guidance take pride in the process of getting to know each student and their family, which is an integral factor in making sure that each student is successful and happy at the college they ultimately choose to attend. In addition to finding and targeting a student’s best fit colleges, our primary aim is to maximize a student’s chances of admission at the schools of their choice.
Some of the most important areas that we cover include: curriculum review, preliminary assessment, forming a balanced list of target schools, admission strategy, interview preparation, preparing a concise resume, thorough application review, tips on showing demonstrated interest, extracurricular advice, discovering volunteer opportunities, help in planning summer activities and employment, complete topic development and editing for all essays and the personal statement, research support, standardized test strategy, and financial aid assistance. For transfer students, we review eligibility requirements, major prerequisites, deadlines, and even the necessary forms to be completed for financial aid. Our proven track record of success is testament in our ability to cover every detail of the college application procedure meticulously; our long-standing experience, intrinsic knowledge in the field, and boundless enthusiasm, becoming the pillars of our success.
In providing comprehensive assistance, Pam Ohriner offers various package rates, individualized plans, or the option of purchasing single hours. We understand that every student’s needs are different and strive to accommodate each individual. As leaders in the college counseling arena, our aim is to make you the most competitive applicant possible. To start on this educational road now, be sure to contact Pam Ohriner., a Los Angeles private college counselor. Pam provides the knowledge and organizational guidance that is vital to achieving your goals. We will reach these goals by frequent one-on-one meetings, emails, and phone calls. For students out of our local vicinity, we use Skype, email, telephone calls, Google Docs, and FaceTime. Pam is always available to answer any questions, whether they are critical or small, providing reassurance and peace of mind. Helping Hand College Guidance is there to offer ongoing support through the spring of senior year, including the final choice of a college and guidance on any wait lists or deferrals. We will even assist in filing an appeal for additional financial aid; if money is preventing you from attending your dream school (we have had great success in this area). If you would like further information on college counseling in Los Angeles, we are only a phone call away and respond quickly to emails. We look forward to partnering with you on your college journey!