High School Juniors

Creative Marbles Consultancy’s advisors have dedicated their lives to educating the young.  Over the last fifteen years, CMC’s consultants have collaborated with hundreds of families to navigate the increasingly complicated college admissions process. Every student deserves a college where they can nurture their talents and create lasting economic success—a goal which is our passion.

RETAINER OPTIONS for HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS

  • COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
  • ACADEMIC GUIDANCE
  • WRITING TUTORIAL
  • TEST PREP

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ADVISING Retainer Options:

 

COMPREHENSIVE & ACADEMIC ADVISING

During three strategically timed meetings throughout the 2020-21 school year, CMC’s consultants will help families craft a unique college admissions strategy tailored for each junior.  CMC’s advisors counsel families about preparing for the SAT & ACT, selecting colleges for application, as well as prepare for the complex college application and college essay writing processes.

In the fall meeting between August and October, CMC’s advisors can help families determine optimal times to take the SAT and/or ACT tests, as well as a test preparation plan, plus offer guidance to manage the rigors of AP and Honors coursework alongside extracurricular commitments.

In the winter meeting between January and March, CMC’s advisors will provide families a process for navigating the complexities of selecting colleges, offer advice about senior year class schedules, as well as advise about summer activities.

In the spring meeting between April and June, CMC’s advisors will help families prepare for the senior year college application process, which includes how to begin drafting the complex college essays.

As a bonus, CMC’s advisors will be available by phone, text, email and video conference throughout the 2020-21 school year to answer questions about high school and college admissions.  Plus, families will receive The CMC Report, a quarterly newsletter with tips and news about educational trends and the college admissions process.

 

STRATEGIC ADVISING

During two meetings, CMC’s consultants will strategically advise families about critical college admissions issues, which include: preparing for the SATs and ACTs, as well as selecting colleges for application. Additionally, CMC's advisors will assist clients in devising a plan for the college essay writing and application processes

In the first meeting between late January and March, CMC’s consultants can advise about summer activities, classes to take in senior year, as well as how to prepare for the SATs and ACTs.  Additionally, CMC’s advisors can outline a process for navigating the complexities of selecting colleges.

In a second meeting between April and June, CMC advisors can help families begin preparing for college applications, as well as outlining a process for drafting insightful college essays.

As a bonus, CMC’s advisors will be available by phone, text, email and video conference throughout the 2020-21 school year to answer questions about high school and college admissions.  Plus, families will receive The CMC Report, a quarterly newsletter with tips and news about educational trends and the college admissions process.

 

BASIC ADVISING

A 90 minute strategic planning session, where CMC’s advisors counsel families about the college admissions process, which can include tips to prepare for the SAT and ACT, advising on senior year classes, as well as outlining a process to navigate the complex college selection process

Additionally, CMC’s advisors will be available by phone, text, email and video conference throughout the 2020-21 school year to answer questions about high school and college admissions.  Plus, families will receive The CMC Report, a quarterly newsletter with tips and news about educational trends and the college admissions process.

ACADEMIC GUIDANCE Retainer Option:

 

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

An advising support retainer, designed to compliment the efforts of parents and students who are navigating what has become a disrupted educational process during the time of COVID-19.

Pre-COVID educational expectations for students: pay enough attention in class, complete homework, commensurately compensated with good grades and college admissions, graduating into prosperity—where parents intervened rarely—are being challenged

Since March 2020, parents and students are bereft of essential information, and even a familiar school structure from which they can devise and execute an effective academic plan

When families retain Creative Marbles experts: 

√ Parents and students gain on-demand access to advisors, as well as timely, forward-looking guidance, tailored to each family’s specific educational needs.

√ Parents learn how to transform partnerships with teacher(s) to best support their students’ effort to learn from home. 

√ Students learn how to manage a digitalized educational process.

√ Students gain a sounding board to better direct their learning process to gain greater confidence in one’s inherent ability.

√ Families can either define or revise college admissions strategies, utilizing our nationwide network of university staff to support students’ higher education goals.

WRITING TUTORIAL Retainer Option:

 

WRITING TUTORIAL

To write, to express, is essential for beings to thrive, not just survive. Although in school they teach many ideas and skills, writing is seldom one of them. Many students write to survive academically, seeking to emulate the teacher's voice in order to meet the standards necessary to achieve the desperately sought after grade

Many students, although they learn to play the academic grade game, often lose their unique writing voice in the process and by default, the ability to seek truth and understanding. Some students unable to write in their authentic voice begin to suffer academically, becoming even more misunderstood as a result. 

We have been teaching writing and playing the role of editors for over twenty years and can help any aged student improve their written communication not only for academic assignments, creative writing, college or graduate school applications, but also so they can (re)discover their genuine sense of self, the internal compass that guides us all.    

We teach students the magic of the writing process which they can adapt to any type of writing they choose or are assigned, and through guided practice, learn how to format their writing in order to effectively convey their ideas. 

Additionally, parents gain detailed and expert educational insight about their student’s written communication, as well as recommendations to support their student in regaining confidence in their writing ability. 

To write is a gift that should not be wasted, set aside because tedium inherent in academia has consumed the student’s willingness to express their most intimate thoughts, feelings and desires, secrets of the soul essential to be exposed so as to guide their choices, enrich their understanding of the world, in the quest for peace of mind they were born to find.

TEST PREPARATION Retainer Option:

 

SAT and ACT PREPARATION

We teach students to practice effectively so they can gain confidence in their test-taking abilities, thus improve their accuracy and overall scores.

As tutors, we’ll assess a student’s performance, then design a unique test practice plan, as well as devise a testing-day strategy to maximize their efforts during the multi-hour long test experience. Typically, we begin the preparation process 6-8 weeks before a scheduled SAT or ACT. 

Additionally, as college admissions consultants and educators, we’ll advise both students and their parents about the value of an SAT or ACT score as part of the student’s overall college admissions strategy, especially given the current widespread test-optional admissions process.

A diverse advisory team, including a Harvard trained expert with a decade of high school teaching experience, now directly counseling families regarding a variety of educationally related topics. 

Request a Virtual Appointment with CMC’s experts and gain immediate answers for your pressing educational questions.

For more information or to purchase one of these options for your family, please contact us at info@creativemarbles.com or call (916) 769-6092.

CMC’s advisors are also available to speak about trends in college admissions with parent and community organizations, companies or a private gathering.