College Admissions Advisor for a High School Senior
Hello all. I am looking for recommendations and advice on finding a college admissions counselor who can also act as a coach/mentor. My son (senior in a public school) loves math & science and is pretty advanced in those subjects (completed all APs and is taking community college high-level math courses). But he has no interest in any extracurricular activity and is pretty deficient in that. On top, there are some issues with so-called executive functioning, organization skills, etc. We would like to maximize his chances of getting to a good STEM program and trying to figure out the best strategy. I was reading around on the internet that a lack of executive functions is common for teenagers; but also, it is very important for success beyond getting good grades. I also saw some executive skills coaching services for teens on the internet but didnot see any in the local area. I was also reading about the philosophies of different college advising services - e.g. "packaging students" vs helping students discover themselves, and inspire them to make the right choices. It seems to me that we would rather take the coaching route than the packaging route. Wondering if any of you can relate to my thoughts, or have had similar issues, and know of college advisors/coaches/mentors that you recommend. We live in south bay, but open to working online with anyone from the greater Bay area. Thanks.