It’s been a while but I didn’t forget about you! A lot has happened and all I can say is COLLEGE IS GREAT. Specifically, William and Mary is awesome, and I can’t imagine what my college experience would’ve been like if I went anywhere else. The people here are honestly amazing and words can’t describe how much I love my friends. I’ve grown so attached to them and I’m one of the lucky people blessed with wonderful hall mates. I ‘m also in Swim and Water Polo club and my teammates are like family. There’s so much to talk about that I can’t fit everything in an email but I just want to thank you for introducing this college to me. It’s the best thing that has happened to me ever. My mom wanted me to transfer to an Ivy after my sophomore year but honestly I don’t want to leave this place. Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Hopefully I ‘ll email you again soon if something big happens 🙂
As I am listening to the frustrations of parents of seniors I am reminded how stressful that period of time was in our household. First I chuckle, then have empathy for them, and finally thankful we found you. You played so many roles at once. Referee, guidance counselor, life coach, mentor. You are truly magical with these kids and certainly know how to handle the parents. I loved how you focused on Elan with constant eye contact and that soothing voice, keeping the overbearing parent (me at the time) out of the process.
Our daughter has surprised us by taking off like a super sonic jet at the University of Michigan. The obvious enthrallment with the sports was a given, but she is finding her place in this huge university and is realizing she can hold her own and exceed in such a big, competitive environment. Elan has surprisingly joined a sorority. She stated she found a sorority full of awkward, nerdy girls like me. She also was accepted into the Sports Management Association. This boosted her confidence, beating out several of her male peers.
As we get ready to repatriate I wanted to take this moment to thank you for all your help and effort, not just for her but also for us.
Without Team Education Consultants, our son could not have done so well. They were there to help him each step of the way. Team provides services that really suited and fit our son, especially for the suggestions and advice on college selection. The most remarkable and notable thing for me as a mother was how they worked with my son to help him find and know himself, his strengths and key interests. This in turn has also greatly improved his self-confidence. As parents we appreciate and value this the most.
Now our son has smoothly entered his first year in college with high confidence and everything is going well. We are delighted we met Team Education. I want to say ‘Thank you” again.
Son attending University of Washington, Bothell
The biggest impression TEAM Education has made on me is that they are so conscientious and excellent in their work. Before we signed the contract, they spent a lot of time talking to us in order to fully understand our son’s abilities and needs as well our concerns and hopes as parents. After we signed, they have met and exceeded all of our expectations.
They have a tremendous knowledge of the US colleges and the process and have been able to teach us and guide us in our decision-making. We are not only happy with their consulting services, everyone in my family is deeply moved.
LY, Chinese National
Hi Dr. Woz!
I just moved into Pitzer last week, and I’ve already fallen in love with this place. In only a few days I’ve met some of the most passionate and open-minded people I’ve ever encountered, and so many of my peers have similar aspirations relating to the roles they want to play in our society, I could not have found a better college. The campus is just gorgeous, I have view on the mountains from my dorm it’s really beautiful. I am already enrolled in a writing seminar which is completely focused on animals and sustainability, and I was accepted into their accelerated biochemistry course! I have one more class to pick to fill my fourth credit, and I’m considering human histories or media and social change for this semester, the courses all look so fascinating!
I wanted to thank you and Tess for having helped me find such a perfect fit for college, I really could never have accomplished this without you guys. I hope all is well for you, and that you both had a wonderful summer!
What I want to tell you is that I really enjoy studying at Colgate! I have picked the right university! We have begun classes for two days and I really like my professors! They are so knowledgeable and interesting, and I feel I can establish a close relationship with them. Students here are so nice and the campus is absolutely beautiful!
As you know, I joined the pre-orientation of Maroon-News (university newspaper). I wrote an article on the student profiles of the Class of 2019, and it was published in the school newspaper! This is the first time for me to publish my own article with my name below in the school newspaper. I want to continue writing articles for Maroon-News and join other clubs, such as music groups and sports teams as well.
I really want to say thank you for helping me get into such a great university! Without you, I may not even know Colgate and would not apply for the school! You are very farseeing and are the most professional counselor I have ever met! I am very glad of having chosen you and I hope that we can keep in contact!
I just want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the efforts in “shaping up” my daughter’s motivation in her academic achievement. What ever you guys are doing- works!!
Yesterday was xxx Parent Teacher Conference and I met up with a few of her teachers, including a support teacher that helps xxx in improving her reading comprehension…All the teachers commented on the improvement and progress she has made in terms of her grade, quality of work, deep level of thinking and sense of responsibility. They all said they saw a dramatic improvement in quality of work and efforts put in.
The important thing is that they all know it doesn’t come easy for her in writing …but she is working extra hard to move up her grades. Her teacher (a tough grader) was particularly generous in her compliments about xxx and how she is able to ask good questions and present work showing a deeper level of thinking.
So thank you, thank you, thank you.
Again, just want to keep you posted on and thank you for all your efforts.
Shanghai American School, Pudong
Since September, 2011, our daughter, Kate, has been receiving tutoring and college preparation, including SAT preparation, from Team Education. The services provided by Team Education have exceeded our expectations. We have been impressed by the quality of the instruction in the college preparation program and the level of knowledge of university requirements and opportunities presented by Team Education’s Tess Robinson. Tess has taken time to get to know our daughter and is well aware of Kate’s weaknesses as well as her strengths. Tess has tirelessly worked to enhance and highlight Kate’s strengths while stretching her so that she may gain success in areas that are more challenging to her. Also, Tess maintains consistent weekly communications with Kate and ourselves which permits us to monitor and track Kate’s progress.
We have also been very impressed by the tutors provided by Team Education. The tutors that we have encountered have been dedicated professionals whose main goal is to see Katie achieve academic success. As with Tess, the tutors address Kate’s individual needs and adjust their instruction to best suit her.
It was important to us that Tess and Team Education teach college readiness and not just academic preparedness. By attending Team Education, Kate has learned life lessons, such as organization, time management, self-advocacy and self-critique. While Kate has made substantial academic progress since starting with Team Education, her greatness success has been in an increased self awareness and maturity. These qualities will serve her not only through her college career but will also enhance her life.
Well done TEAM! Thank you
Concordia International School, Shanghai
It has been Ben’s best of best result, he got all in which including WUSTL, UCLA, Lehigh, GT, UC Davis, Duke and UC Berkeley... Thank you so much! It’s impossible to get to this point without your help! I can’t imagine Ben would get there without your tireless coach and push in the past 2 years, you guide him as today’s Ben, acceptance by so many top schools is just result of great efforts by you and Ben! Really appreciate!
I was very happy to talk with you last time in my home, our family had a long talk after the conversation between us after your consultation. Thanks to your explanation about Psychology and the possibilities available to me if I were allowed to pursue it, my parents finally agreed to let me go to graduate school to study Psychology and regard it as my real career. Thank you so much for helping me find my goal for life after graduation.
YX, Chinese student
2nd year student at Northeastern University
Henry has been working really hard on his IB exams these past weeks. He seems to have a much better learning attitude and passion. I believe you, Dr. Woz, and Tess have already made a meaningful impact on him.
Chinese National, Shanghai
Son attends Shanghai United International School
During the process of selecting universities/colleges in USA, we have enjoyed the exquisite and thoughtful services and great patience from TEAM Education Consultants. The application process provided our daughter the opportunity to gain self-knowledge and self-discovery. We are delighted to see the changes in our daughter during this process: she has a much clearer idea on school selection now. She felt as though she was in a og at the very beginning. Her English speaking is fluent and confident now, but she stammered when she first met with Tess. The education method conducted by Team Education is heuristic and encouraging.
This showed us the difference between American style education and Chinese style education. In TEAM’s belief, there is no GOOD school or BAD school. It’s the FIT that matters. That’s why they work to try to find out the unique things of each child and find the best fit school for them.
By virtue of professional and attentive services, TEAM removed our fears of language barrier and culture differences. They provide a full range of study plans for each individual student’s needs and are not just limited to improving testing skills for TOEFL and SAT. We look forward to our daughter’s application results to USA universities and colleges due to the excellent work done by TEAM.
Daughter attended Occidental College, Class of 2017
It’s hard to believe that it will be the final session and Alexis will be moving on without you ladies. Fortunately, Alexis learned a lot from you over the past three years. Thank you so much everyone who helped Alexis and comforted me from time to time, I am grateful for your professional support, brilliant ideas, and your care for Alexis!
Thank you for guiding me through this entire journey, Tess. Since mid-junior year you have worked so hard to help me with not only my college process, but also making me a better student. I won't forget all the late nights you stayed up to correct my essays. Looking back at myself before mid-junior year, I think it's not an exaggeration to say that you have saved my life. Thank you for everything!
Thanks to your great guidance to our child. Many things Tess has told her, or she learned the American code of conduct from Tess, all these helped her a lot. Because we have met with some other parents, talking about their children’s experiences, compared to them, we feel we are really lucky to have you and the whole TEAM to support my daughter on her applications and transition process. Thank Tess and all of the TEAM for what you have done.
Thank you very much for helping me become a better student. You taught me how to manage my time wisely, take risks, and most importantly, how to make decisions for myself. Once again, thank you very much, and I hope you will consider to make a big impact in your students’ lives.