What I Provide

With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the US, you have a lot of choices. I give you the tools and strategies to help you:

  • Construct an education plan that creates opportunities and maximizes choices
  • Pursue extracurricular activities that you love, and that promote engagement and leadership
  • Navigate the college search and application process to find the "right-fit" college
  • Communicate your strengths to highlight your best self and illustrate why you merit strong consideration

All services are provided in accordance with the ethical standards and practices set by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Here is how I can help:

College Planning

I can provide services during any stage of the college search and application process. My clients are freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and community college/transfer students. 

  • Interest and personality assessments
  • Course and extracurricular planning 
  • SAT, SAT Subject, and ACT test planning
  • Activities and sports resumes
  • Conducting a thoughtful college search and developing a personalized college list
  • Financial aid/scholarship advice
  • Guidance through the application process
  • Essay idea development and editing
  • Essay and application review
  • Help with managing deadlines and submission of applications
  • College interviews and visits
  • Making your decision

 

Career Advising

I can help recent high school and college graduates connect with their passion, discover possiblities and reach for their goals. 

  • Career assessments and advising
  • Creating a resume and cover letter
  • Job search strategies


SAT/ACT Tutoring - Main Street Scholars

Liz Murphy recommends Main Street Scholars for SAT/ACT and academic tutoring. Main Street Scholars (MSS) is a private, independent company offering full service educational programs including after-school tutoring, summer tutoring and review classes, and SAT and ACT preparation. MSS teachers and tutors are highly qualified instructors who believe all children can learn and do thrive in the right setting with the right support. 

 

Testimonials

Words cannot express our joy over the news that J. was awarded the Powell scholarship! It is the 'too good to be true' that is true...so many things led up to this achievement and we are so very proud. Thanks for being a very important part of bringing it all together: I am convinced that you were the key ingredient that helped bring all that he knew, experienced, dreamed of, etc together, helping him to communicate in a clear and interesting (and yes, effective) way. I am sure he feels a bit overwhelmed and likely a bit scared...but this program from the outset of me learning of it seemed perfect for him. I love that he will be in a setting with other serious scholars, he will be mentored and given opportunities to apply what he is learning. Thank you, thank you! Hugs and gratefulness!
- Margie B.