Ms Susanna Ordway
Transfer students First generation students Fine/Performing Arts Applicants Learning Disabled/ADD College selection Application guidance Essay review Financial Aid advising High school students
I am dedicated to the educational and social emotional growth of kids and students of all ages. For 10+ years, I have not only taught and advised K-12 students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), but also to those taking enrichment classes with the City of San Ramon.
While I worked with my high school students, I saw how today’s college admissions process has become so complicated that many students (and parents) are now burdened with the great stress and anxiety of planning and getting into colleges that are best for them and determining how to pay. To help students effectively reduce their anxiety and to help them navigate the process, I earned my certificate in College Admissions & Career Planning at UC Berkeley. For the past 6 years, I’ve worked with high school students and their families in academic planning, college search & application, essay guidance, financial aid information, and extracurricular opportunities. I have personally visited over 150 colleges and universities and am active in various professional development and networking groups to stay up with news, trends and ever-changing policies from college admissions. I also actively seek internship and volunteer opportunities for high school students with our local companies and organizations.
Immigrated to the U.S. from Hong Kong when I was 8 years old, I went through the American school systems for both secondary and higher education. My personal background instilled in me the importance of education for our children’s future, and my experiences gave me the knowledge on the complexities of today’s college admissions process. It is my mission to help children and teens thrive academically, socially and in other areas of strength so that they can reach their full potential as global citizens.
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