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Allow me to introduce myself: I'm Francesca Morrissey.
I am the blessed parent of four great kids: 3 of whom I homeschooled through 8th grade (at which point they attended various private secondary schools) and a 4th who is a 6th grader this year at our local Montessori School. My eldest, did her undergrad studies at St. Lawrence University and is currently completing an MA in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University while employed full time as an archivist/historian for an independent business in Oregon. My second oldest enters her 4th year at Purdue University where she is on an NROTC scholarship majoring in Mechanical Engineering Tech. My son is in his 3rd year at Rochester Institute of Technology preparing for a major in Game Design & Development.
As an educator, homeschooler and tutor for more than 20 years and as an academic advisor and college counselor for the past 7+ years, I work very closely with students and parents to understand and meet the needs of each child and family. Whether I am providing in-person grade school tutoring, conducting a financial aid seminar for parents of college-bound kids, editing a common application essay online for a student in California, scoring the AP English Lang & Comp exam for the College Board, or providing course selection advice to a high school student, I make myself available to assist my clients in their educational journey and in reaching their full academic potential.
As a college counselor, I visit 12-18 colleges and universities a year where I meet with Admissions Representatives and Directors to explore, first hand, what they seek in an ideal applicant. I have no hidden agenda. I love working with all students. I want to get to know you and your interests, achievements, aspirations and goals. Most students this age have no idea what they want to major in and that's fine. You don't need to! Whether you're an A+ or a C student, whether you scored in the 95th percentile on your SATs or didn't take them at all, whether you play four instruments or are a three-season athlete, there is at least one college or university out there that's right for you. I want to help you to identify, apply to, get accepted to, afford and attend THAT school.
I'm here to aid you with any one or combination of these tasks:
Francesca has a B.A. from Loyola University Maryland and an M.A. in English Literature from Iona College and has worked in various industries over the past 25 years including software, education, the not-for-profit sector, fitness, and hotel management. Francesca is the founder and owner of Access Success (formerly Independent College Counseling Services) and continues to teach AP English classes and mentor Independent Study homeschooled students. She also hosts workshops and seminars on specific college topics, works with middle schoolers and their parents on researching and applying to independent private secondary schools, and regularly provides tutoring for students in grades K-12.
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