Dr. M leads a team of distinctive mentors who bring decades of teaching, admissions, and writing experience to their work with Blue Stars students. She
How quickly things change! In just over a year, the University of California went from requiring standardized tests to omitting them altogether from its admissions
So your teen didn’t get into a desired summer program this year? Don’t worry! Because top schools value uniqueness, it’s often the case that an
What a year it’s been, full of pretty much nothing but disruption. As if teens needed any more stress and uncertainty! I want to congratulate
It's essential for teens to develop their interests through summer & extracurricular activities starting in ninth grade for college.
I’ve been thinking about a precious lesson we’ve learned together: even when times are tough and the world feels topsy turvy, we can still find a little extra room in our souls and our schedules to aid those who are less fortunate.
The Importance of Taking Teen Stress, Grief, and Sadness Very Seriously (and What You Can Do About It)
From the series: 21st-Century Teenhood and Toxic Stress I have often asked myself how I — a former academic philosopher with no children, no desire
From the series: 21st-Century Teenhood and Toxic Stress My role as a private college counselor in the San Francisco Bay Area has shifted considerably over
Blue Stars has a wealth of resources that could change teens’ lives. How do we get them to teens across the country? In the effort
From the Series: How Democratizing College Coaching Tackles Key Problems Plaguing Today’s Teens In the summer of 2018, my company hired a former student who