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    Brittany Maschal Consulting

    Brittany Maschal Consulting


    • Listing Type: Service Providers
    • Category: Independent Educational Consultant
    • Sub-Categories: College Advisor, Parenting Advisor
    • Affiliations: Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA)
    • Service Delivery: In-Person, Online
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    Brittany and her small team of essay experts serve clients locally throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and seamlessly across the country and around the globe via email, phone, and video chat (FaceTime, Skype, and WeChat).

    Approach to Counseling

    Ensuring students are satisfied with their college options is our top priority. A huge part of making this happen comes down to setting realistic expectations and attainable goals. Once realistic expectations are established and viable goals set, we provide applicants with the guidance, resources, and general support they need to navigate the admissions process successfully. In doing so, we aim to help students create the time and space necessary to work smarter, not harder.

    We believe in empowering students, and that transparency matters. We hope our expertise can demystify the college admissions process so that students can tackle their applications and make final decisions with confidence.

    We also believe that the process of drafting and revising application essays is the first step toward becoming a college-level writer. With that in mind, we view our role in the essay process as closer to that of a tutor than an editor; all edits and comments are not simply corrective, but also instructive. Through reviewing and actively engaging with our feedback, each student can improve as a writer and as a thinker throughout the essay-writing process—arriving at college more than ready to tackle the heavy writing load.

    Determining Fit

    We work with students applying to a wide range of institutions, from the Ivy League to the Patriot League, art schools, conservatories, and everything in between. Despite the broad diversity in our client base, all of the students we work with have one thing in common: they are motivated applicants who are eager to work with us, and who see us as a trusted partner and collaborator in their application process. We can’t stress enough how important it is that students want to work with us! Not all students welcome support from an additional counselor, and we respect that. Experience has taught us that it is impossible to have a productive application process when working with students who do not have a genuine desire to work with us.

    Accordingly, we understand that our coaching style isn’t for everyone. We find the most productive and successful counseling relationships are student-driven, rather than parent-driven. We recognize that for many students applying to college can be a team effort between students and parents, but we expect that the student will be in the driver’s seat throughout the process.

    Whether you're applying for your undergraduate degree, graduate school, or looking for early career counseling, we can address many of your needs and concerns. Check out our website!