By: Sandy Aprahamian

Over 10 years of experience as an independent educational consultant and test prep tutor

Quote from Sandy: "I work with students because I genuinely enjoy it. I enjoy learning, helping students define and reach their goals, problem solving and researching. I have an open mind about education and understand that each student is different with unique goals and unique circumstances. I am experienced with public school, private school, homeschool, cyber school and specialty school students. My goals are to help students discover their unique qualities and thrive in their best fit learning environment. I feel blessed to be able to do meaningful work and help people every day"

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Professional Affiliations

  • Independent Educational Consultants Association, Professional Member (IECA)
  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)
  • Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counselors (PACAC)
  • New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counselors (NJACAC)
  • National Test Prep Association (NTPA)
  • Character Collaborative


Educational Experience and Credentials:

  • Independent Educational Consultant Certificate, University of California, Irvine

  • Certified Teacher, PA

  • Certified Teacher, NJ

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bucknell University (Major: Economics, Minor: Education)

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Seton Hall University

  • 60+ graduate credits in education, Chapman University

  • Public school, cyber school, home school teaching experience

  • Experience learning and teaching through traditional and online methods

  • 25 years teaching/tutoring experience

  • 20+ college visits/year

  • Bi-weekly meetings with College Admissions Representatives

  • Participant at annual Educational Consulting Conferences 2012 - present

  • MBTI® Certified, 2020

  • Scoir Certified in Financial Aid 2021

  • Character Collaborative Courses: Assessing Character in Admission: Essential Elements, Writing and Evaluating Letters of Recommendation for Character, Application Essays: Evaluating and Advising with Character in Mind

  • The College Cost Lab (TheCollegeSolution)

  • Certified Life Purpose Life Coach 2022

  • STRONG Certified, 2023


Participant in the Following Workshops/ Seminars/Certificate Courses:


Tests and the Rest Conference, Birkman Assessment, Khan Academy Certificate, Advising Students on the College Essay, Teens Trends and Trending Teens, Neuropsychological Testing: Demystifying the Data, The Fundamentals of the WISC4, College Admissions Trends,  Navigating a Successful College Search & Transition for Student with Disabilities, Financial Aid, Understanding the Art and Science of Reviewing College Applications, College Financial Planning Series: The Basics of Financial Aid, Affordability, Merit Scholarships and How to Find Them, SAT vs. ACT – Which one should a student take?, Preparing Students for College,  Counseling Student Athletes, The Complexities of Potentially Being a Recruited Athlete, Promoting Maturity in Teenagers, Counseling Students with ADD and Learning Disabilities  Transfer Student Success, Facilitating Student Transfers from Two to Four-Year Colleges, Understanding Athletic Recruiting in the 21st Century,  Supporting Students from Community Colleges, Options in Gap Years, Anatomy of a Financial Aid Award, The Evolution of Teenage Online Social interactions, Working with Homeschool Students Through the College Process