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

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Dr. Leslie Tucker

Finding the Best

I will help you:

+ Graduate in 4 (not 6) years
+ Earn a major 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 Choose the Best Application Deadline: Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision

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

Discover everything you need to know about the different college application options so you can make the right choice for you If you’re a college-bound high school senior, now’s the time to be getting serious about your college applications. You should be looking at upcoming college application deadlines and requirements to create a plan for…

The 3 Paths to a College Degree in Florida: Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | August 9, 2021

Discover which of the Florida college pathways is the perfect choice for you If you’re a high school student in Florida, you’re in luck! Your state boasts the best higher education system in the nation. And that’s not an opinion—it’s a fact established by the US News and World Report. You have three high-quality college…

How to Be Super Successful on Every Campus Tour

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | July 20, 2021

Learn everything you need to know about campus tours, including what to bring and the best questions to ask College visits are an important and exciting part of junior and senior year. And what would a college visit be without a campus tour? If you want to know a lot about a college in a…

7 Simple Steps to Planning the Perfect College Visit

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

Discover a low-stress method for planning college visits to help you get the most out of your experience If you’re a rising senior, you must be feeling excited about going on college visits! After so many college campuses shut their doors in 2020, I’m sure you’re extra grateful you get the chance to visit colleges…

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…

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…