CPS101 College Consulting and  Placement Services - Bangor, Maine

...Helping you level the playing field when applying to colleges and universities across the country
    "...Admissions is a battlefield in a brutal competition for prestige."
                                                         The Atlantic Monthly - Nov 2003

Professional College Consulting Services - College Essay Editing - Essay Tutorials - SAT PREP - College Application Packaging

* We Will Help You...

    Answer any questions you might have about the college application process through a general consult meeting
Develop a personalized college list
    Brainstorm college essays
    Edit your college essays
    Improve your interviewing skills and techniques
    Create your general resume and/or athletic resume
    Prepare for the PSAT and the New SAT I in Reading, Math and Writing
    Develop timelines in the application process to ensure that you meet all application deadlines with ease

* Target Your Preferred College Choices with a Professionally Packaged Application!

We give specialized attention and one-on-one counseling.

Every member of our staff is a specialist in their field and a certified educator.

We are available 7 days a week, day and night for our clients, both parents and students!

We can provide consultation for parents and students in grades 8-12 to better prepare for the admissions process.  We can help students choose appropriate courses in high school; strategize extracurricular endeavors and showcase special talents; increase academic performance; prepare for the standardized testing process through individualized PSAT and/or SAT Prep tutoring, and navigate through the general application requirements.

* Make Your Money Count!
   Did you know the selectivity index at most colleges is increasing each and every year?
   Did you know the average application fee is between $50-$100 per college?
   Did you know a college education is the second largest outlay of your lives?
Each member of the CPS101 staff is a certified professional with advanced degrees in their specialized area of expertise: College Counseling, Writing, Math, and/or Speech/Communications

* Let Us Make Your Application Fees Work Effectively.

* Our Personnel and Experience:
Maureen A. Hodge, the director of CPS 101, served over 30 years as a teacher and college counselor. She holds a Bachelors degree in Education from the University of Maine and two Masters degrees from the University of Maine.  She has been a member of the American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, the Maine Education Association, and the New England Admissions Counselor Association and has assisted over 4000 students with the college placement process  during her career. Many of her clients have been placed in the most highly selective educational institutions in this nation. Maureen works with a team of educational consultants and professionals, all with experience in secondary education and higher education.

Jan Rideout, a retired English teacher, brings 30 years of both college and high school experience to CPS 101. Involved with the National Writing Project and a NWP consultant, she offers workshops in writing throughout the State of Maine. She works with CPS101 students helping develop and perfect their college essays, prepping for college interviews, and providing tutoring in Critical Reading and Writing for the SAT. She is also the author of How to Write College Application Essays.

Brendan Murphy, a teacher of mathematics at a local private high school and a consultant for the College Board , helps CPS101 students prepare for the SAT Math and tutors students in all levels of math through AP Calculus. He has received numerous awards and recognition at the state and national level for his expertise in mathematics instruction.

Carol Farthing, a retired English teacher and English Department Chairperson, assists CPS101 students in developing their college essay and perfecting the final copy. She also tutors students in English: essay writing, grammar, and in the study of literature.

Elaine Grant, a math teacher at Bangor High School who has taught Honor level math courses, tutors students in  Algebra through Pre-Calculus in addition to helping students prep for the SAT Math test.

Samantha Mahar, a John Bapst educator who has been trained by the Princeton Review in SAT Prep, provides individual tutoring in SAT Reading and Writing to CPS101 students.

See "About Us" for more.



Before proceeding, we want to become familiar with your unique requirements.
Contact us by email to discuss your individual needs and we will follow-up with a telephone call to arrange a meeting, if desired.
Reach us at:  info@CPS101.com

To schedule a general consult appointment or register for the PSAT/SAT Prep Tutoring, please call 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.

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