As a current debate on the issue of college affordability continues to incite many students and families to reassess the value of college education, it is necessary for them to revisit their preconceived notion of college education and to be smart about college choice that can hugely impact and change students’ lives. In the midst of the college admissions frenzy, the Vine was founded to bring a meaningful change to the community where the heated competition discourages and dispirits many young minds, and its mission centers on discovering their genuine interests and guiding them in an exciting process of college readiness and application: “college success” is not determined by the quantifying values, but by the growth of a student as a person and the fulfillment of his or her academic goals.
“College isn’t just about the end result. It’s also about the means, the process, the path you take to earn your degree, whom you meet, and who inspires and mentors you: what happens during the stay of four years of college is what counts.”
Pope, Loren. Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges
Since 1994, I have taught a diversity of subjects in English and helped hundreds of students from different backgrounds to achieve their academic goals. In more than 20 years of teaching and mentoring experience, I have gained not only knowledge but also insights on how to guide students to find their interests and passions. Counseling is more than just a job. It requires a great deal of time energy, patience, and empathy in helping students find their potential and best fit colleges where they can thrive academically and culturally. Keeping that in mind, I will dedicate myself to providing a common foundation of beliefs and establishing a code of ethical behaviors and standards to make the process transparent and accessible to students and families.
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