How Do You Work?
How Do Parents Fit Into This Arrangement?
We have found that open communication is most efficient and produces the best results. Parents have much to offer in the way of important details about the student — details which the student often forgets or assumes to be unimportant. Most parents who come to us are also very educated themselves, including about colleges. Here at OES we pride ourselves on listening to parents and keeping them informed along the way. In addition, parents often have many questions about how admissions works at various colleges and about the differences among colleges.
We have no objection to a student coming alone, but it is preferable to meet the parents first and allow the student to come alone for subsequent meetings, should the family desire that.
What Are Your Fees?
What Is Your Availability?
What Bay Area Cities / Locations Do You Service?
We travel to the family’s home if the family is within the following Bay Area counties: Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Southern Alameda, Santa Clara, and Marin.
Cities include Oakland, Piedmont, Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Kensington, San Francisco, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto, and other nearby locations.
For families living outside those counties a more mutually convenient location may be needed. We are also available to Skype any student on the U.S. mainland, including ongoing local students when time is of the essence. However, if the family lives within the Greater Bay Area, it is always best if the first meeting is in-person.