College Information Session for Grades 10-11 Parents on March 30

 Attention: note change of meeting location
Wednesday, March 30
6:30 p.m.
P.S. 169 Auditorium
110 E. 88th Street (between Park and Lex)

In response to requests by Grade 11 parents for additional support in understanding the college process, the PTA has set up a special presentation by New York-based education consultants Michael Motto and Tim Levin for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30th.

The session will address what makes a compelling college candidate, including such factors as academic and extracurricular credentials; standardized tests; essays; letters of recommendation; and interviews. The presenters will take questions after their talks. Please email your queries to Gail Kraushar, Please "read more" for further details about the presenters. 

Mr. Motto, former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale University, lectures and consults widely about college admissions. He will share his extensive knowledge and experience reviewing thousands of college applications to explain what makes a compelling and successful college candidate and show how to put the student's best foot forward on his/her application. Topics he will cover include academic credentials/activities/leadership; essays; letters of recommendation; and interview tips.

Following will be Tim Levin, founder and CEO of Bespoke Education, a leading test preparation and tutoring firm based in Manhattan. Mr. Levin will address questions related to testing such as the SAT vs. ACT and the timing of test taking. He has worked in the corporate offices of Kaplan Test Prep and tutored in a variety of subject areas and for almost all standardized tests over the past 20 years.

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The PTA hopes to provide parents with as much information as possible about the college admission process. However, information provided by outside speakers is simply one resource, and parents are urged to meet with the school's counselors regarding decisions to be made by and about their children. The views expressed by guest speakers are the speakers' own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of HCHS or the PTA. Please note that guest speakers invited by the PTA are neither reviewed nor endorsed by HCHS.