The Colleges You Want.

The Expertise

You Need.

Dr. Leslie Tucker

The Colleges You Want.

The Expertise

You Need.

The Best Answer is in YOU

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A Parent’s Point-of-View

“You can go on and see what your child’s been doing and keep track of what’s happening. I think it is beneficial to the independent education consultant to have parents involved even if they are just quietly watching from the background. It makes the experience just that much more valuable.” — Susan

Dr. Leslie Tucker

Finding the Best

I will help you:

+ Graduate in 4 (not 6) years
+ Earn a major/career you love
+ Have a fantastic college experience
+ Leave with as little debt as possible

AND have fun going through the process of planning for college!

Planning for college should not be a sprint, but a process—jump on board and lets get started.

To find the best "fit" college, students must dedicate time and energy to self-assessment, their situations, and their personal and professional goals—and then identify schools that best meet their needs.

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. alone.

The average student-to-guidance counselor ratio is 450 to 1.

And given the cost of higher education today, spending a semester, year, or more at a school and/or in a major that's a poor-fit may serve as an expensive mishap.

Students experience an average of 42 minutes of one-on-one college planning advising during their four years in high school. Forty-two minutes. Total.

The college planning process may be taxing and sometimes stressful, but it's worth every minute. Take the time to find yourself at a best-fit school—enthusiastic about learning, excited about relating to new peers, professors, and environments.

"Let me help you reach your full potential—academically, socially, and financially"


What students and families have to say about working with Dr. Tucker

What students and families have to say about working with Dr. Tucker

Hiring Dr. Tucker was the best thing we could have done. We didn’t know where to start – and applying to college has changed so much since we went to school.

Thank you for all your help! Life is so busy for our family, we couldn’t begin to think about trying to guide our son through this crazy process.

You have been a life saver! My wife and I would be fighting. Thank you, Dr. Tucker for meeting us where we are at and providing such high-quality consultation. We now feel confident that [our daughter] is on right track for her future.

Featured Blog Posts:

How to Write a Unique and Memorable “Why This Major” Essay

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | June 14, 2021

Discover how to use impactful stories and create a “why this major” essay you’ll be proud of The closer you get to your high school graduation, the more often people will ask you, “What are you going to study in college?” And colleges themselves are no exception.  Many college and scholarship applications will ask you…

One Expert’s Advice to Help You Write a Strong Overcoming Adversity Essay

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | June 7, 2021

Learn how to pick the right adversity story and write an impressive overcoming adversity essay Whether you’re working on college or scholarship applications, you’re bound to come across the overcoming adversity essay sooner or later. While every type of college application essay is unique, the overcoming adversity essay presents particular challenges for students. What’s the…

How to Write a Powerful Personal Statement for College

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | May 31, 2021

Discover which topic to choose and learn the dos and don’ts of writing your personal statement essay As a rising senior, you’re eager to get started on your college applications. A good place to begin is with your college application essays. After all, why not knock out the hardest parts first? One of the most…

44 Important Questions to Ask Colleges Before You Commit

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | April 19, 2021

Use these college questions to help you decide which is the best college for you If you’re a senior trying to decide which college to attend this fall, you’re well aware of the looming May 1st National Decision Day deadline. With only a couple of weeks left to go, you might be starting to worry…

Why Is College so Expensive? What Colleges Don’t Want You to Know

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | April 12, 2021

Discover why college is too expensive and how to earn your degree without breaking the bank Whether you’re a senior comparing financial aid awards or a junior researching colleges, you’ve probably asked yourself this question: “Why is college so expensive?”  It’s a question that plagues many students, graduates, and their families. College is too expensive…

How to Be Smart With Student Loans: Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | April 5, 2021

Learn how to choose student loans and manage student loan debt the right way to protect your financial future If you’re a senior deciding which college to attend this fall, I’m sure finances are one of the many things on your mind. You’ve compared your different financial aid award letters, but your aid doesn’t cover…

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters: Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | March 22, 2021

Discover what financial aid letter terms mean and how to compare your financial aid offers Congratulations! You’ve already received a few college acceptances and you’re feeling over the moon right now. All your hard work has paid off, and you’re so close to seeing your college dreams come true. You’ve also started receiving financial aid…

How to Choose the Best High School Summer Programs for You

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | March 15, 2021

Learn what matters in a summer program and discover some of the best high school summer programs that you should know about If you’re an ambitious high school student, you know how important it is to make your summers count. Instead of sleeping in and wasting time every day, you want to improve yourself, gain…

How to Prepare for the SAT and ACT to Earn a Meaningful Score

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | February 18, 2021

Learn how to approach testing in 2021 and discover the best ways to study for the SAT and ACT If you’re a high school junior, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about college entrance exams recently. This year, with everything that’s happened as a result of COVID-19 and the test-optional college trend, preparing for the…