Testimonials

Laila was a highly reliable source of information and support for our son as he approached his later years in high school as well as his college application. She is calm, organized, and experienced. I felt confident any time I reached out to her with a question, that her guidance was solid. Lastly, our son was accepted to the university of his choice!

Bellevue parent, Cal Poly 2025

Laila provided great insights and tips for my daughter during throughout during the college application process.

It was really helpful for us on keeping the process on track to submit the applications on time, and regular sync-ups. 

Her viewpoints were really helpful for us in selection of right college - considering my daughter's interest, current COVID uncertainty and multiple options to choose from. Her guidance surely helped for us to take right decision. 

She is always open to help on very short time for any random questions related to application and college specific advice whenever needed. 

I will surely recommend her help to families and students looking for right guidance in stressful process to take anxiety away and take right decision with great rationale. Thank you, Laila again for all your help and continued support!

 

Sammamish parent, Boston University 2024

Laila really knows High Schools and their requirements as well as all about the colleges and what they want in an applicant!  I was amazed that she knows so much about each college and their specific personality and how it would be a fit (or not) for my son! She has been a teacher for years, raised 2 boys of her own who went to highly selective colleges, and has helped many high school students get into the college of their choice!  My son would not have been accepted to Vanderbilt without Laila's savvy, keen awareness for what is needed all through HS, and specific help with test taking and essay writing!  We owe his happiness in college to Laila's counseling expertise.  Call her now!  Even if your student is a Freshman--she can help pave the way to success!

Beth Zobel, Bellevue parent, Vanderbilt 2022

Laila and my son developed a great partnership that was vital to the college process. Her vast knowledge of what colleges are looking for, keeping a detailed scheduled of when applications were due, and regular check-ins with my son were invaluable. Her commitment and personal touch are what make Laila unique. I highly recommend her services!

Bellevue mom, Texas Christian University 2023

Laila really knows the ins and outs of navigating the college application process.  She knows how to find colleges that really suit the student's and parent's needs and concerns for things like location, cost, size, atmosphere and experience. Laila worked with my younger son his senior year.  She helped him make a list of colleges to apply to and then the two of them kept refining it until my son had a really solid list of safety, target and reach schools.  Having this sorted out put both of our minds at ease.  But where Laila really excelled was with helping my son with the college essays.  Writing the essays was an overwhelming endeavor for my son.  Laila would sit down with him and guide him through the process with a calmness and patience that allowed him to put forth his best work.  I am truly grateful for her steady guidance.  Laila also worked with my older son who is currently in college.  He was considering changing his major and wanted advice on how various majors would impact his job marketability after graduation.  She was a great help to him.  I highly recommend Laila to any family looking for excellent help in preparing their student for the college application process.

Lisa C, Bellevue parent, Cal Poly SLO 2024

Laila's students have been accepted to many fine colleges and universities around the country including:

Arizona State University

Babson College

 

Bentley University

 

Biola University

Boston College

 

Boston University

 

Brown University

 

Cal Poly Pomona

 

Cal Poly SLO

 

California State University, Northridge

 

Carleton College

 

Case Western Reserve University

 

Colby College

 

Colorado College

 

Colorado State University

 

Concordia University, Montreal

 

Cornell University

 

Duke University

 

Elon University

 

Embry Riddle University

 

Emory University - Oxford College

 

Georgetown University

 

Gonzaga University

 

Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Iowa State University

 

Lafayette College

 

Loyola Marymount University

 

Loyola University of Chicago

 

Loyola University of New Orleans

Michigan State University

 

Northeastern University

 

Northwestern University

 

Oregon State University

 

Penn State University

 

Purdue University

 

Reed College

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic University 

 

Rice University

 

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

 

Rutgers University

 

Santa Clara University 

 

San Diego State University

 

Sarah Lawrence College

 

Seattle University

 

Smith College

 

Southern Methodist University

 

SUNY Albany

 

Susquehanna College

 

Syracuse University

 

Temple University

 

Texas A&M University

 

Texas Christian University 

Trinity University, Texas 

 

Tufts University

 

Tulane University

 

University of Alabama

 

University of Arizona

 

University of British Columbia

 

UC Berkeley

 

UC Davis

 

UC Irvine

 

UC Los Angeles 

 

UC Santa Cruz

 

UC San Diego

 

UC Santa Barbara

 

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Colorado, Denver

 

University of Connecticut 

 

University of Denver

 

University of Hawaii

University of Illinois, Chicago

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

University of Maryland

 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

University of Michigan

 

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

University of Montana

 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

University of Oregon

 

University of Pennsylvania; Nursing, Wharton School

 

University of Portland

 

University of Puget Sound

 

University of San Diego

 

University of San Francisco

 

University of Southern California (Trustee Scholar)

 

University of Texas, Dallas

 

University of Toronto

 

University of Vermont

 

University of Virginia

 

University of Washington: Direct Admits to Computer Science, Engineering, Foster School of Business

 

University of Washington, Bothell

 

Vanderbilt University

 

Virginia Technical University

 

Washington State University

 

Washington University in St. Louis

 

Wellesley College

 

Western Washington University

 

Whitman College

Willamette University 

 

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