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College Admissions Expert | Brown Kennedy Consulting
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Expert Educational Consulting
Working closely with families, Brown Kennedy Consulting offers individualized attention and strategy to help students make informed decisions and effectively plan the crucial steps required to apply to college. College is becoming more selective than ever, and it is important to maintain a competitive edge among the applicant pool. As a college admissions expert with over 12 years of experience working with a range of different admissions offices, Jamie has helped students earn acceptance into many colleges spanning from private, public, research-based, and Ivy League.
High School Course Selection, Sequencing, and Strategy
College List Development
Career and College Major Exploration
Teacher Recommendation Advising
Extracurricular Activity Enrichment Strategy
Interview Preparation and Interpersonal Skills Practice
College Essay Help
Standardized Testing Strategy
Student Resume Support
Customized College Admissions Roadmap and Goal Setting Plan
Supervision of College Applications
Tips to Make Applications Stand Out
We could not have navigated the college application process like we did without Jamie. Jamie is extremely knowledgeable about the process - from start to end. But, most importantly to me, Jamie helps us keep our family sanity in place because she handles the details with the student herself. We have trusted Jamie to lead us through this process with our oldest 2 daughters and will definitely be leaning on her again with our youngest. She's not only a security blanket and an extremely knowledgeable source of information but the added bonus is that she is a family peace-keeper. -KB
Ms. Kennedy was extremely helpful - in fact, our family feels that her assistance was the key reason I was accepted ED to my first choice of universities. She was extremely easy to work with - professional yet approachable. We worked remotely, and she was always timely with her e-mail responses, easy to set up phone calls with and spent a ton of time with me whenever we spoke and never made me feel rushed. She absolutely added value for me to the college search process and made us consider things we had not previously thought of during the application process. I applied to only highly competitive schools, and was 100% happy with the outcome! -MS
Bottom line is that kids are not getting the support they need in their school to help them apply to college. I had no idea that services like this even existed until I saw Jamie written up in a magazine. I wish I knew about her years ago for my older daughter. She has made this process much easier on all of us. My kids don’t always listen to me-but they listen to her. She has a tremendous amount of knowledge around college admissions, and she is an asset to our community. –MP
Lifesaver. Jamie is a wealth of knowledge. My kids responded well to her, and it made our household much happier to have her as a resource and guide during this stressful time. –AD
Jamie's attention to detail, professionalism and personality make the challenging process of University selection to completing the application a breeze. Jamie's depth of knowledge and experience helped guide our kids to make this important step in shaping their future and next phase of their education. We found Jamie a pleasure to work with, she's dedicated and makes you feel like you're the only family she's working with. - JT
We are so grateful for Jamie! We first used Jamie’s services four years ago and now working with her again for our second daughter. Jamie has become an important part of our family. She has helped us strategize coursework and create ways to help our children stand out. –TK
My wife and I interviewed four different independent educational consultants. Jamie’s level of knowledge and customized approach to how she would help my son was impressive. You get what you pay for and Jamie's advice was well worth it for my son’s happiness (and our sanity). She made the college application process much less stressful for all of us. Thanks, Jamie –BB
Kind, caring, informative, patient. Jamie has been a wonderful resource for our family. I hesitate to write this testimonial because I want to keep her all to ourselves. :-) –DC
I have used Jamie’s consulting services for both of my kids, and I have recommended her services to many others. Jamie helped both of my kids stay on schedule with their applications. She provided effective strategic guidance for top-ranked universities. We were extremely pleased when admission letters arrived. Both of my sons were admitted to their respective no.1 choice. -NS
Blown away by the knowledge Jamie has about college admissions. She leaves nothing uncovered and will guide your child step-by-step. I appreciated the fact that although the work was between Jamie and our daughter, she was always available for questions my husband and I had, and we were very much part of the process. –MW
Serving Students in Middle TN and Nationally
Despite top-performing school rankings, adequate support for providing college admission counseling is lacking for students throughout the US. According to a U.S. Department of Education Guidance School survey, over-stretched school guidance counselors are only providing an average of 38 minutes of college admissions advice per US high school student. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) recommends that there be no more than 250 students to each school counselor. As student-to-school counselor ratios continue to increase, the amount of 1:1 time spent developing a customized plan of action subsequently suffers.
Jamie provides 1:1 educational consulting services to students attending a range of high schools including public, private, and homeschool settings. She is based in Nashville, TN, and works with families throughout the US.
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