Middle and high school students need to engage in activities that generate high-quality learning. It is important to encourage students to follow their passions and develop projects that build relationships and connect them with the real world. Barbara Leventhal’s goal is to maximize your child’s potential for college admission by helping him or her to focus on school achievement by getting good grades in challenging courses and to enrich personal development through summer programs, internships and research that promote independence and critical thinking.
There are critical junctures in every child’s academic development that can impact attitudes about school, self-confidence, and the desire to learn. For most children, these critical junctures occur when a child transitions. These are the important thresholds in a child’s development: kindergarten, middle school, high school and college.
Barbara Leventhal provides one-on-one guidance to help students and parents find the schools that are the perfect “fit”; schools that allow students to achieve the right balance between a challenging curriculum, research opportunities, internships, clubs and community involvement. Admissions officers are looking for students who can demonstrate how their past experiences can benefit the college.
Colleges require applicants to write a narrative that identifies who they are, and what sets them apart from other candidates. Oftentimes, students struggle to identify these meaningful passions and narratives. Barbara Leventhal offers a leadership program which helps students identify their interests and create meaningful service projects.
Barbara is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.