"Every high school senior needs two things for a successful college search: one is a dynamite essay, and the other is confidence. You delivered both."
- LG, Princeton '98, Haas School of Business '05
Sarah Myers McGinty, Ph.D
Sarah Myers McGinty, Ph.D., is a certified educational planner and the founder and principal of McGinty Consulting Group. She is an acknowledged expert in the writing of application essays and has been featured in US News and World Report's Guide to the Best Colleges, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Fortune, and the Harvard Management Communication Letter. She has appeared on NECN, NPR, and Fox News, is the author of Writing Your College Application Essay and The College Application Essay (College Board), and while at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, received an NACAC grant to study how applicants go about composing application essays. She taught undergraduate writing and served as a University Supervisor at Harvard from 1993-2005.
Tim Donovan is a specialist in college selection for athletes and has been helping families navigate the recruitment process since 1997. He has placed over 1000 athletes at more than 100 colleges and universities throughout the country in Division 1, 2 and 3 and has broad knowledge and experience in assisting tennis players in their college search. A graduate of Brown University, he was twice the Ivy League Tennis Player of the Year and, playing on the ATP tour, attained a top-300 world ranking. Tim also served as an assistant coach for the Harvard men's tennis team.
Lisa Ratmansky, M.A., is an educational consultant and specialist in the creation of personal statements and application essays. She has additional expertise in interview coaching--helping students understand how they can highlight strengths and emphasize the distinctive qualities that create interest and show enthusiasm. She has taught writing at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard College, and Princeton University. She is an expert on the development of a personal voice in writing and presently serves as the director of the Center for Teaching & Learning at Cabrini College in Radnor, PA.
Scott White recently retired from the role of director of guidance at Morristown High School. With more than three decades of experience in education, he has served as director of guidance at Montclair High School, the McBurney School, and Montclair Kimberley Academy, and as an admission director at Bard College and at the Oakwood School. His advice and opinions have appeared regularly on conference agendas and in the New York Times, the LA Times, Time, The Atlantic and on NBC Nightly News. His specialty areas include highly-selective college admission, athletic recruiting, legal issues in admissions, access issues for learning-disabled students, and the role of writing—both essays and teacher recommendations—in the admission process. A school and collegiate wrestler, he continues to coach and referee the sport. He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an Ed.M. from Harvard.