Conquering the College Application & Scholarship Process: Recommendation from Robin

Are you in the throes of college conversations with your teen, and does it feel daunting?

Could your high school junior or senior use some guidance re: choosing schools?

Do you want ideas/support re: exploring suitable merit scholarships and applying?

Would you welcome assistance with application completion?

Is it hard to stay on track and manage the process?

Is essay writing challenging for your child?


Several months ago, we hired an experienced college coach, at the suggestion of a friend, and I wanted to share with you.

She knows the process inside ‘n out and has helped lots of families, with some college grads even circling back to thank her for helping them get to a good place in their lives.

She has helped us identify colleges/majors to consider, jump started essay writing, assisted with the application completion….and made it all way less painstaking.  As a result, my son has gotten accepted into one of the colleges high on his list and we await word from others.

She is now helping him seek out and pursue potential scholarships relative to his background.


She has varied rates, both hourly and packages, and if you have a financial hardship, she will do her best to work it out with you.


Rikki Betancourt, B.A., M.A., M.S. 

SERVICES – College Applications, Essays, Interview Prep, College Lists/Research, Discussions about Tuition/Aid, Scholarship Essays, Applications, Recommendation Emails, Appeals, Organization/Due Dates, Deadline Management, Submitting SAT & ACT scores, Navigating Naviance.…and more.

About Rikki:

  • Assistant Principal in the SDUSD
  • Former NYCDOE HS/MS ELA Teacher & Department Chair
  • DREAM RK SY Education Specialist – Grades 2-5
  • Former LI MS ELA Teacher
  • Instructional Coach
  • AP, SAT, ACT, & AVID Supervisor
  • Certified Principal and District Leader / Building Supervisor DREAM Charter Summer Education Specialist
  • (11 years of college tutoring experience)

Certifications & Credentials:

  • College Counseling certification – Columbia University
  • M.S. Educational Leadership – CUNY Hunter College
  • M.A. Reading Specialist – TC, Columbia University
  • B.A. English, Secondary Education, Minor in Speech Communications
  • NYS Certifications: English 5-12, Literacy B-12, School Building Leader, School District Leader, College Counseling


Contact Info:


She is sharp, informed, earnest, upbeat, easy to talk to….and even my son likes her.   Tell her Robin of Motherhood Later sent you.

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