~ CPS101 College Consulting and Placement Services ~

CPS101, LLP PROGRAM AND OFFERINGS

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  1. Introduction To The College Search
  2. Development of the College List
  3. Interview Prep
  4. Interviewing Techniques
  5. Resumè Development
  6. College Application Essay Writing Tutorial
  7. General Application Counseling
  8. Individualized Application Counseling and Direct Supervision
  9. Individual Consultations. Pre-College Planning Sessions
10. College Essay Editing
11. College Application - Basic Review
12. SAT Prep Classes - Reading, Writing & Math
13. General Academic Tutoring 

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1. INTRODUCTION TO THE COLLEGE SEARCH

This is the starting point for the college search process.
This 2 hour program focuses on:

General Information - Session 1

This is the starting point for the college search process.
This 2 hour program focuses on:
* Overall objectives of the college search process
* Individual student expectations
* Family expectations
* Completion of the Personalized College Search (PCS) questionnaire

Program participants must provide:
*Current transcripts
*All standardized test scores
*Other test scores as needed
*Completion of the Personalized College Search questionnaire

and...

2. DEVELOPMENT OF THE COLLEGE LIST

Institutional Fit - Session II

This session reviews the outcome of the Personalized College Search (PCS) questionnaire.
* Personalized outcomes including a minimum of 6 school choices
* Review of the college checklist designed to facilitate college choice
       
*Visit requirements
       
*Academic requirements
       
*Academic match

Colleges will be contacted on behalf of the student for additional information in printed form.

FEE: $450.
Includes both sessions

OR

Additional Recommendations of Colleges to an already developed College List
FEE: $80/hr

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3. INTERVIEW PREP

College Visit and Interview Preparation - Session 1

This initial session provides baseline exploration information in preparation for the college visit.
* Individual Self-Study: Exploration of the "Who, What, When, Where, Why and How" of the individual as he/she relates to the exploratory college visit.
* Development of the Interview Profile, designed to facilitate the individual interview process.

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4. INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES

Interviewing Techniques - Session 2
This 1.5 hour second phase of the visit preparation program provides an opportunity to participate in a mock interview.

Preparation for the mock interview
* School profile
* Self concept
* Academic Plans
* Issues and interrogatives
* Follow-up


FEE FOR GROUP SESSIONS- $200.
Includes both group sessions (Interviewing Preparation and Interviewing Techniques with a mock interview)

FEE FOR INDIVIDUALIZED SESSIONS- $250.
Group or individual session for Interviewing Preparation and an individualized tutorial session for Interviewing Techniques  that will include real-time mock interview session lasting approximately 30 minutes. Session 2 will last approximately 1.5 hours.

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5.  RESUME DEVELOPMENT

How to Develop a Student Resume

* Learn how to develop a resume that best reflects personal academic and life experiences.
* Review resume samples for both a general resume and one designed for the Common Application that is used by many schools.
* Prepare a draft resume.

Follow-up: Participant will be requested to mail-in to the instructor a completed resume draft to be critiqued and returned to them within 2 weeks.

FEE for General Resume: $ 200.
Includes a preliminary session of one hour and critique of draft mail-in resume.
FEE for Athletic Resume: $ 150.
FEE for Editing a Resume: $80/hr

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6. COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY WRITING TUTORIAL

General Essay Development
This individualized tutorial session will review the aspects of a college application essay:
* General objectives
* Elements of a college essay
* Tell us about yourself
* Brainstorming
* Personalization
* Institutional match
* First draft

Participant will be requested to email the final draft of the essay to the instructor to be reviewed and fully edited. Revised essay will be returned within 48 hours.

FEE for Tutorial Session: $80 per hour

FEE for Editing: $80 per hour

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7. GENERAL APPLICATION COUNSELING (Group Session)

This 1 hour session will review the essentials of completing a college application form and answer questions regarding such concerns as: " Why do colleges ask these questions?''  Attention to detail, neatness and complete responses will be reviewed.

FEE: $50.
Includes the general information session as described.

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8. INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION COUNSELING and DIRECT SUPERVISION

This individual session with the applicant and family members includes assistance with the draft completion of one application and a detailed review of this college application. The client is responsible for completing the application.

FEE for first college application: $250.

After the first application is completed, individual monitoring of the completion of succeeding applications will be based on an hourly consulting rate.

FEE: $80 per hour.


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9. INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION

Individualized sessions with parents (and students, if desired) on any pre-college planning related topic requested by individual families.

FEE: $80 per hour.

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10. COLLEGE ESSAY EDITING

Thorough Review with Full Revision
A college essay draft (1) will be reviewed carefully for clarity of expression, voice, style and grammatical accuracy and fully revised to correct errors.

ONLINE ESSAY EDITING IS AVAILABLE!
Contact us at info@cps101.com if you wish to email us your essay so that we can do a copy edit. We will then send you instructions on how to send payment.

FEE: $80 (500 word essay)
Final  Read-Through and Polish
FEE: $40

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11. COLLEGE APPLICATION EVALUATION - Basic Review

A college application draft (1) will be reviewed for clarity, candor, completeness and contribution.

FEE: $80 per application.


12.  PSAT/SAT  PREP CLASSES in MATH, READING and/or WRITING
           Phone: (207) 947- 4193 to Register
       
           Individualized instruction to help students build confidence and skills in standardized test-taking in math, critical
           reading, and writing.   
           We are willing to work around the student's schedule. Call to arrange the day and time that will work best for the student.

            Fee: $80 per hour
 

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13. GENERAL ACADEMIC TUTORING , Grades 9-12
        
         One-on-one mentoring and instruction are proven strategies for improving academic skills.  Tutoring is available in math
         through Calculus, English (writing and grammar), and some sciences.

          Fee: $60 per hour


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Before proceeding, we want to become familiar with your unique requirements.
Please contact us via email or you may email us directly: info@cps101.com.
We will follow up via telephone or email if that is more convenient for you.

You may call us
to set up an appointment and/or to register for the PSAT/SAT Prep Tutoring .
Phone: 207- 947- 4193

 

Please see our FAQ page.  Frequently Asked Questions.   Features many answers to questions that you may have. You may also email us with your specific question. We will follow-up via telephone if that is convenient for you.

Thank you for considering CPS 101, LLP - College Placement Services .

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