Are you stressed out about the college application process? Do you find it overwhelming? Do college discussions cause family fights?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, I can help. I'm Dr. Maruta Z. Vitols, and I founded A+ College Consulting to guide high school students and their families through the college application journey. This experience doesn't have to be full of stress and fights - it can actually be an amazing, and even fun! Yes, actually fun.
Think of me as "The Teenager Whisperer."
When most people hear that I love working with adolescents, they look at me like I'm insane. I just smile, because they don't see what I see: the good in every young adult working through a challenging period of intense growth in their lives. I love the energy of teenagers and their desire to change the world. I see my calling as supporting these young adults to discover, articulate, and achieve their dreams. Like a parent, I truly want what's best for each student, and I'm ethically committed to doing everything within my power to provide the families of high students with A+ level guidance as they navigate this complex process.
A+ College Consulting’s mission is to use empathy to empower students to achieve their personal excellence, presenting their best selves in their college applications. This is realized through patient and educated guidance through the entire college admission cycle, encouraging students to find their own voices and to take ownership of the application process.
When it comes to undergraduate admission, the wealth of information available to adolescents and to their families is overwhelming, confusing, and sometimes even contradictory. A+ College Consulting aims to reduce the stress involved in finding the right fit for each student in terms of post-secondary education. By educating students and their parents about the key aspects of the college admission process, A+ College Consulting will help maximize a student’s potential to apply to and attend a higher educational institution that will nurture this person’s intellectual, social, emotional, and career growth.
Ultimately, A+ College Consulting aspires to become a leading independent college consulting service in the metro-Boston area, one with a reputation of honesty, integrity, and a high standard of ethics. Moreover, we want to be known for our caring and sensitive approach to college counseling through actively cultivating a student’s self-esteem and potential, and supporting his or her dreams.
A+ College Consulting’s vision is to help match students with the higher education institutions that will maximize their intellectual, personal, and career growth, and to actively counter the false popular belief that getting into and graduating from ‘brand name’ or ‘Ivy League’ schools guarantees happiness or success (usually defined in financial terms).