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

Saying that working with Liz Murphy was an absolute pleasure would be an understatement. Before walking into her office I was discouraged about my essays and getting into the Doctor of Physical Therapy programs I was interested in. Sitting in her seaside office calmed my nerves and allowed me to focus on producing strong essays instead of my doubts. Liz was encouraging, patient, and someone I felt comfortable working with. She was able to help me formulate my thoughts into concise, well-written, and strong essays that accurately showed graduate programs my potential. Her support and insights guided my writing into essays I was proud of. When I received my acceptance letter from the highest-ranking program, Liz was one of the first people I excitedly contacted. After working with Liz I felt confident about my essays and I know that I was accepted into top programs because of her help. I would gladly recommend her to applicants searching for a counselor who can both strengthen their applications and their self-confidence throughout the process.
- Brianna B.