Paying for College: A Parents’ Guide

It’s no secret that college tuition increases every year. For example, the cost to attend my alma mater, Vanderbilt University, rose 50% (from $40,000/year to $60,000/year) since I graduated in 2008. At America’s elite private universities, the $60,000/year figure is a common one. Even at public colleges, rising costs have locked out many students whose … More Paying for College: A Parents’ Guide

Saving for College – Is That the Best Bet?

How best to spend money you have allocated to education? Private school? Tutors? Test prep? College fund? Do you take family vacations to broaden your child’s worldview? Do they do summer enrichment camps? Seeds of Peace? There is no one answer. It’s a gamble really. Suppose you put away money in a 529 account and … More Saving for College – Is That the Best Bet?

Is One College Counselor Enough or Too Much?

“No C’s senior year!” says Sydney’s high school college counselor as she helps students navigate college options and keeps them on track with applications. “It’s important to build a strong relationship with your college counselor so that they can write the best recommendation possible,” Sydney told me. My daughter is extremely lucky to have such … More Is One College Counselor Enough or Too Much?

Q&A: How Students Benefit from Their Parents’ Involvement

We spoke with Kristin Sherlock, a dedicated teacher at the Academy of American Studies who teaches algebra and geometry to 9th and 10th graders, to discuss parents’ role in their children’s learning and development, as well as their relationship with school. Q: Experts agree that parents’ involvement positively impacts their children’s learning and development. From … More Q&A: How Students Benefit from Their Parents’ Involvement

How Early Is Too Early To Talk About College?

“Don’t even think about discussing college until their Junior year of high school. They are under too much pressure already. “ “Kindergarten. That’s when you start talking college.” Two conflicting ideas during a small parent panel discussion at my son’s high school college night. The second parent explained, since she never went to college, it … More How Early Is Too Early To Talk About College?

A Parent’s Guide to College Planning in 7 Steps

As a parent, your time is limited and the task of planning for college with your child can become daunting. You want the best for your child; however, private college consulting services cost a minimum of $5,000 and public school counselors are often overwhelmed with advisees. At MyKlovr, we offer you a cost-effective, virtual counselor … More A Parent’s Guide to College Planning in 7 Steps