Applying to college can be both a confusing and stressful activity. Biltmore Tutoring’s certified college counselor can help to relieve the stress that families feel by managing the entire admissions process. Since our expert college admissions advisor knows precisely which qualities colleges are looking for, we are able to weigh each family’s priorities in order to identify “best fit” colleges. Biltmore then helps highlight the most appropriate characteristics that will transform our college counseling clients into the most attractive candidates possible!
For students aspiring to top colleges, Biltmore Tutoring’s admissions expert helps them stand out from all the other top candidates in order to overcome what have become “overwhelming” statistical challenges. Indeed, our students have been accepted to virtually every top college in America and have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships (including full scholarships to top colleges like Princeton).
Biltmore Tutoring’s college counselor will:
- Choose an area of study designed around your interests and strengths.
- Discuss which careers match up with your intended area of study.
- Formulate a college list that meets the needs and parameters of your family’s budget, geographic desires, college size, etc.
- Make sure your list is well balanced, containing some reaches and safety schools, along with the perfect matches.
- Discuss which test(s) you will need to take before applying and which tests can be taken after your application is submitted.
- Help you choose essay topics and providing valuable feedback about each essay.
- File financial aid and scholarship applications.
- Help with letters of recommendation.
Most importantly, our college counselor will keep you organized and on track through the whole process. Using our pre-application worksheets, college worksheets and timelines, students are relieved of the worries that come along with this process.
Biltmore Tutoring’s College Counselor:
STACEY CASKEY, MS
Stacey Caskey completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Brooklyn College and Queens College. A National Board-certified educator, she taught in the NYC school system for eleven years before moving to Asheville in 2001. Stacey taught at Claxton Elementary from 2001-2010 and is now the educational director and co-owner of Biltmore Tutoring. With 25+ years in the education system, Stacey is one of Asheville’s most knowledgeable resources in the areas of curriculum, school administration, and testing programs.
Stacey received her College Counseling Certificate from the University of California – San Diego in 2012. She makes frequent visits to colleges and universities around the US, so that she can stay abreast of admissions criteria and requirements, as well as obtain an understanding of college-specific programs and opportunities. Once gaining college admittance, Stacey works with families to obtain scholarship money to fund these dreams.
Stacey says, “College admissions are much more competitive now. In 2010, Harvard accepted only 6% of their applicants, Stanford 7%, Duke 14%, and UNC 29%. What does that mean for your student? Excellent ACT and SAT scores are needed before students will even be considered by a college admissions committee. Grades, extracurriculars, and class ranking are also important. After the application process begins, we take great pride in helping parents and students navigate the confusing application process, and to help students decide between various programs and scholarship offers.”
Call for an appointment to discuss your child’s academic needs, at (828) 505-2495.