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Comprehensive College Consulting Asks: When is a Student’s High School Counselor Not Enough?

With a high student load, school counselors inherently work with large numbers of students every year. Because of this, they do not necessarily get the chance to know each individual student very well, relying on rote advice and general metrics to govern their approach to college counseling. Independent counselors, however, can spend the time to delve into their student's personal and academic lives and provide individualized assistance.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - November 20, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

College admissions is now such a standard part of American secondary educational culture that every high school student, whether at a private or public school, can expect to have a high school guidance counselor assigned to them when they enter the ninth grade. Counselors provide all manner of academic support, and, commencing with the junior year, offer help with the college application process.

The job description of this counselor may differ, of course; most private schools have dedicated college counselors while public high schools have their guidance counselors pull double duty, but all are ultimately provided with support. Why, then, do so many families decide to engage the services of independent admissions specialists to advise them? When is your student's counselor not enough?

With a high student load, school counselors inherently work with large numbers of students every year. Because of this, they do not necessarily get the chance to know each individual student very well, relying on rote advice and general metrics to govern their approach to college counseling. Independent counselors, however, can spend the time to delve into their student's personal and academic lives and provide individualized assistance. 

College admissions today seems much more competitive than ever before. More and more students are applying to college, and each student is applying to more colleges. Acceptance rates at selective colleges continue to decline; the most highly competitive ones have denial rates above 90%. So how can college-bound students give themselves a competitive edge?

As noted above, high school guidance counselors are overburdened. So, more families are turning to private consultants to help select the right colleges and guide the student through the admission process. According to the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), an estimated 22% of freshmen at private, four-year colleges have used consulting services in the admission process.

Private day and boarding schools generally have more robust college counseling programs than do public schools. The student to counselor ratio at a private school may be as low as 50:1, compared to the national average of 315:1.  Obviously, some students are getting more help than others. The National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) recommends a counselor caseload of no more than 250:1, with 200 or less preferred.

With over 40 years of experience led by a team of seasoned educational administration, guidance, writing and financial experts, Comprehensive College Consulting provides a personalized, team-based approach and are able to help your son or daughter develop an appropriate college selection and admissions strategy to give them the best possible chance of reaching their educational and career goals. 

For more information, please visit https://comprehensivecollegeconsulting.com

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Woolf Launches Airlock – the World’s First API for Higher Education Accreditation

Woolf Launches Airlock – the World’s First API for Higher Education Accreditation
Woolf Launches Airlock – the World’s First API for Higher Education Accreditation
Woolf University

Woolf is the first global collegiate university that allows qualified education organizations to join as member colleges and offer accredited degrees.

SAN FRANCISCO - November 16, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Woolf, a global collegiate university, today announced the launch of Airlock, the first API to provide academic accreditation to higher education organizations and bootcamps around the world with online programs.

Airlock allows organizations to connect to Woolf by API to have their learning content benchmarked for accreditation value and matched to an accreditation license. Airlock combines an API with novel technologies for measuring student learning (U.S. patent pending) to create a complete picture of each student's learning experience. Woolf's core accreditation engine matches these experiences with regulated accreditation requirements to determine whether students can be issued with credits.

Woolf's core software platform, the Accreditation Management System (AMS), is designed to demonstrate the academic rigor required for accreditation. It encodes regulatory requirements defined by governments and accreditation bodies that work with Woolf, and it demonstrates when qualified programs meet those standards and whether students have earned their academic credits.

"Our mission is to increase access to world-class higher education and ensure that it is globally recognized and transferable," said CEO and founder Dr. Joshua Broggi. "Airlock is a significant advance in accreditation technology, making it possible for regulators to understand how students are actually learning across the web."

Woolf is the only global collegiate university that allows qualified organizations to join as member colleges and offer accredited degrees. Organizations that connect with Woolf become members of the Woolf collegiate system, which is modeled on collegiate systems like the University of London or the University of California.

Scaler Neovarsity, a constituent college of Woolf uses Airlock to manage accreditation for graduate degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. "Airlock allows our students to use the Scaler learning environment, which has been custom-built to support advanced students in computer science. At the same time, it produces a record of all student learning for regulators, demonstrating our high standards and commitment to quality," said Scaler co-founder Abhimanyu Saxena.

Woolf has member colleges across five continents, where students earn stackable credits which can be converted to government-recognized degrees. Degrees from Woolf are issued with European ECTS credits that are recognized by more than 50 countries. Woolf has also been independently evaluated by ECE and FIS to be "equivalent of U.S. regional academic accreditation," and Woolf degrees have been evaluated to be equivalent to those from "a regionally accredited institution."

About Woolf: Woolf University is the first global collegiate university that allows qualified education organizations to join as member colleges and offer accredited degrees. Its mission is to increase access to world-class higher education and ensure that it is globally recognized and transferable. All of Woolf's member colleges connect with Woolf's software platform, which makes it easy to track compliance with accreditation standards and report relevant information to regulators. For more information about Woolf, visit https://woolf.university.


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NEW YORK - November 15, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Braintrust Tutors ("Braintrust"), the most comprehensive evidence-based tutoring platform for K-12 students, announced today the additions of notable investors Scott Sandell, Managing General Partner of New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA), and John Chambers, former executive chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems and Founder of JC2 Ventures. The investments will assist the company as it accelerates its growth and solidifies its position as the preeminent leader in the rapidly expanding market for high-impact tutoring. 

Braintrust creates high-quality learning experiences for vulnerable students, including the 1-in-5 who have learning differences, the 2-in-3 who lack proficiency with reading and math, and the countless others who are grappling with profound pandemic-related learning loss. Braintrust partners with schools and districts to deliver its comprehensive learning programs - including personalized matching to its diverse team of highly-qualified, certified educators; proprietary curricula and customized lesson plans; ongoing formative assessments, reporting and data analytics; and high-touch support. 

Under the leadership of Co-Founders Jen Mendelsohn and Mara Koffmann, Braintrust has seen sharply increasing demand for its solutions. The investments of Sandell and Chambers will help the company to meet this immense demand. 

"This is a critical time in the American education system, with students facing unprecedented learning loss. Inequality and socioeconomic factors have a disproportionate impact too. Unless these students can be adequately supported, the national cost in human potential will be tremendous. Jen and Mara are world-class entrepreneurs who are democratizing access to high-dosage tutoring, delivered with the highest efficacy at scale," said Chambers. 

"I believe Braintrust has only scratched the surface of this opportunity, and I couldn't be more thrilled to partner with the enterprise to transform the lives of the most deserving students," added Sandell.

For more information on Braintrust Tutors, please visit: www.braintrusttutors.com.

About Braintrust Tutors

Founded by parents and teachers, Braintrust Tutors is bringing a new vision to the tutoring marketplace. Its personalized learning programs are strategically designed in close collaboration with each partner to accelerate learning for every student, delivered by its team of certified teachers and learning specialists. Braintrust is a progressive and inclusive platform designed to address the vast majority of students neglected by the one-size-fits-all tutoring model, including the 1-in-5 who have learning differences, the 2-in-3 who lack proficiency with reading and math, and the countless others who are grappling with pandemic-related learning loss. For more information, visit http://www.braintrusttutors.com and follow @braintrusttutors on Instagram and Facebook.

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