What I Provide

With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the US, you have a lot of choices. I give you the tools and strategies to help you:

  • Construct an education plan that creates opportunities and maximizes choices
  • Pursue extracurricular activities that you love, and that promote engagement and leadership
  • Navigate the college search and application process to find the "right-fit" college
  • Communicate your strengths to highlight your best self and illustrate why you merit strong consideration


Here is how I can help:

College Planning

I can provide services during any stage of the college search and application process. My clients are freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and community college/transfer students. 

  • Interest and personality assessments
  • Course and extracurricular planning 
  • SAT, SAT Subject, and ACT test planning
  • Activities and sports resumes
  • Conducting a thoughtful college search and developing a personalized college list
  • Financial aid/scholarship advice
  • Guidance through the application process
  • Essay idea development and editing
  • Essay and application review
  • Help with managing deadlines and submission of applications
  • College interviews and visits
  • Making your decision

 

Career Advising

I can help recent high school and college graduates connect with their passion, discover possiblities and reach for their goals. 

  • Career assessments and advising
  • Creating a resume and cover letter
  • Job search strategies


SAT/ACT Tutoring - Main Street Scholars

Liz Murphy recommends Main Street Scholars for SAT/ACT and academic tutoring. Main Street Scholars (MSS) is a private, independent company offering full service educational programs including after-school tutoring, summer tutoring and review classes, and SAT and ACT preparation. MSS teachers and tutors are highly qualified instructors who believe all children can learn and do thrive in the right setting with the right support. 

 

Testimonials

Liz Murphy excels at helping students narrow their college search without adding undue stress on their lives. Over a series of meetings she helped my son develop a sense of his own priorities through self-evaluation exercises. She broke down the process into manageable pieces and also incorporated our concerns as parents. She presented us with a college report and met with us to explain how the colleges and universities she presented might be a good match for him. I'd highly recommend Liz Murphy to any student or parent feeling overwhelmed by the college search process.

- Kate M, Half Moon Bay