Our Trusted Partners

Meet our community of local experts who are dedicated to helping students succeed.
Meet our community of local experts who are dedicated to helping students succeed.

It Takes A Village

Helping students succeed is a team effort. From impactful classroom teachers to empowering tutors and insightful counselors, a cohesive network of support is the best way to ensure that students achieve their potential. That’s why we partner with exceptional local organizations and individuals who have a strong track record of helping Open Door students thrive. Learn more about our partners below, and find the perfect match for your student.

It Takes A Village

Helping students succeed is a team effort. From impactful classroom teachers to empowering tutors and insightful counselors, a cohesive network of support is the best way to ensure that students achieve their potential. That’s why we partner with exceptional local organizations and individuals who have a strong track record of helping Open Door students thrive. Learn more about our partners below, and find the perfect match for your student.

College Consultants

Sue is an independent practitioner who works with students to help them select and gain acceptance to colleges and universities that are the right fit for them. She meets with families in their homes or at her Acton office.

Achieve Coach College Consulting

Marla Platt,President

For over twenty years, Marla has coached and tutored a broad range of students in a variety of settings, from middle and high school through college. Her clients have included high schoolers managing learning challenges or differences through high-achieving students bound for the most highly-selective colleges and universities. Marla Platt offers college consulting services to help students identify their interests, skills, learning style and social fit as they navigate their high school years and create their individual path toward college admission.

Meet Marla Platt!

Interview

Meet Marla Platt!

Interview

Rennie, an experienced English teacher and a graduate of Harvard College, partners with students to perfect their essays and present a consistent, authentic, and multidimensional impression of each student. The college application process is often overwhelming and confusing, especially if you haven’t had family or close friends go through the process recently. One of the main stress points is likely to be writing the 650-word Common Application essay; however, since this essay offers tremendous flexibility in terms of topics, starting with this essay often unleashes creativity and brainstorming which is also helpful later when writing the supplements. Rennie works closely with students to present a distinctive and compelling impression to admissions.

Meet Rennie Gundermann!

Interview

Meet Rennie Gundermann!

Interview

Campus Bound

Meredith Principe,Director

Campus Bound has a team of college counselors who work with families to help them select and apply to good-fit schools and to help students put their best foot forward on their college applications. In addition to seeking colleges that represent academic and social fits, Campus Bound helps families find the best financial fit, offering financial aid assistance for those who intend to apply for need-based aid.

Meet Meredith Principle!

Interview

Meet Meredith Principle!

Interview

Katelyn and her team combine the personalized attention of a small practice with the resources of a combined 65 years in education and admissions work, helping families identify a personalized good fit college list that matches the student’s academic promise and preferences, social personality and needs, as well as the family’s savings and college budget. Initial meetings take place in their Sudbury office, after which some meetings can be available virtually.

College EDvantage

Liz Suh,Founder And Principal Consultant

Liz S. (she/her) is a passionate college counselor, yoga teacher, and college essay coach. Liz has a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science & Photography from Allegheny College, a Master’s in Bilingual Education with a concentration in curriculum design from the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain, and a Certificate in College Counseling from the University of California at Los Angeles Extension. Liz has worked in education for over a decade – as a teacher, academic director, and curriculum writer. Her passion for college counseling began as an Assistant Director of Education at a non-profit organization, where she worked with first-generation high school students on college/scholarship applications, essays, and interviews to make higher education accessible. Liz has successfully coached students from diverse backgrounds to earn acceptance at large research institutions, small liberal arts colleges, and highly selective schools. She enjoys helping students find their authentic voice to express themselves, using their passions as a springboard to success. When she is not working with students or visiting college campuses, Liz enjoys traveling, yoga, playing with dogs, and going to the beach. She currently resides in Melrose, MA.

Meet Liz Suh!

Meet Liz Suh!

Dana Roth Educational Consulting

Dana Roth,M.S.Ed, Owner

Dana brings nearly 15 years of admissions, academic support, and disability services experience in colleges and universities to her work as an independent college counselor. She works closely with students and families to identify the best fit schools, supports students through the search, application, essay writing, and selection process, and spends time preparing students for the transition to college, prior to freshman year. Dana has extensive experience working with students with and without disabilities and meets with students in-person or remotely.

Meet Dana Roth!

Interview

Meet Dana Roth!

Interview

Tom founded Get College Going to help students, parents, and young adults to achieve their educational goals after high school. His practice brings clarity to the college admissions and financial aid experience through a holistic, 360 Degree counseling program. He focuses on three critical components that every student and family need to know; how to pay, where best to go, and how to get in. The goal of Get College Going is to help students make a wise college choice. One that is an academic, personal, and financial fit. Tom meets with students and families in their homes throughout Boston, Boston North, Metro West, and virtually across the US.
Jennifer has spent her almost 30-year-long career in higher education helping young adults achieve their academic and personal goals. Jennifer holds a unique vantage point on the college application process, having held a variety of roles across top colleges and universities, including professor, academic dean, and on a board of admissions, in addition to serving as a private college counselor, alumni interviewer for Johns Hopkins University, and parent of three. Jennifer’s leadership roles in higher education give her a unique appreciation for the way institutional priorities are reflected in admissions decisions. She regularly employs insights from these experiences to help students develop their lists and shape competitive, authentic applications. Jennifer specializes in mentoring young students preparing for careers in STEM program admissions, particularly computer science, and engineering. She is also an expert in guiding undecided students and those who wish to transfer.

Meet Jennifer Stephan!

Interview

Meet Jennifer Stephan!

Interview

Matlack Educational Consulting

Allison Matlack,Director

Allison and her team at Matlack Educational Consulting personalize the college search and application process to help each student find the best fit for their unique strengths and interests. Allison usually meets with families at her office in Sudbury.

Meet Allison Matlack!

Interview

Meet Allison Matlack!

Interview

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Kimberly Page,Owner

As an educator and a College Admissions Counselor, Kim has the knowledge to support and help students and families through the admission process. By building a holistic application and showcasing a student’s genuine strengths, a distinguished application is created. A college list is designed to satisfy the ‘best overall fit’ and to recognize ‘colleges with the best career program’. Kim guides students to incorporate a varied matrix of factors to strengthen their application. Each student’s journey is unique, and Kim supports those applying to highly-competitive programs, Military Academies (a sub-specialty), and/or schools with strong student accessibility services.

Meet Kimberly Page!

Meet Kimberly Page!

Steenson College Coaching

Nancy Steenson,College Admissions Consultant

Nancy is passionate about education, and has always advocated for strong academics in the public school system in order to prepare students for college. Knowing that many students underestimate the college admissions process, Nancy works with them to market themselves in their best light by sharing underutilized strategies that help them distinguish themselves amidst thousands of applicants. Nancy takes great pride in helping her students realize their full potential in the college application process. With her guidance, students have been accepted into very selective colleges and top programs in their fields.

Meet Nancy Steenson!

Interview

Meet Nancy Steenson!

Interview

As an educator for 30 years, Margaret has built her career on supporting others’ educational growth. Her practice aims to reduce the stress that can be associated with the college search process and to find the “right fit” schools for her clients. Success results from open and honest communication, a high level of structure and organization, and the expertise in knowing the colleges in relation to the needs of the students. Margaret meets with families in their homes or at her home office in Carlisle, MA.

The Dromgoole Center for Admission

Jennifer Dromgoole,President

Our family-based business has over 45 years of experience helping students and families navigate the ever-changing landscape with a warm, thoughtful, and welcoming approach. Our goal is to help students find the right fit-schools for them, and ensure that their application materials are customized and share their story in order to get the best read possible in admissions.
Eric founded Top College Consultants to help students worldwide, particularly those with learning differences or mental health challenges, gain access to higher education. Eric helps students find the best-match colleges, craft compelling essays and receive generous scholarships. He has taught psychology at Boston College, Tufts University, Suffolk University and UMass/Boston, and writes and presents regularly on topics including autism and college admissions.

Meet Eric Endlich!

Interview

Meet Eric Endlich!

Interview

Why Boarding School?

Dr. Jeffrey R. Quebec Ph.D., Founder

Are you looking to navigate the independent school admissions process and need experienced guidance? Dr. Jeffrey Quebec works closely with students and their families to successfully guide them step-by-step through the entire admissions process, from identifying right-fit schools and completing a compelling application to coaching for admissions interviews and communicating directly with schools.

Meet Eric Endlich!

Meet Eric Endlich!