Quest College Consulting
Quest College Consulting

Quest College Consulting

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Introduction: Thank you for reading my profile! I have over 20 years of experience working with families in both a public and private college preparatory high schools. In addition, I have served as an adjunct faculty member at a Midwestern university. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History Education coupled with a Master of Arts in School Counseling, while also a current Illinois State Board of Education Certified Teacher and School Counselor. As an expert in the college admissions field, I have personally met hundreds of college admissions counselors while touring 150+ campuses of leading universities. I have been quoted in national publications such as Wall Street Journal, Forbes, U.S News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance, Sun Sentinel, Good Call and SchooLinks. I have presented at high schools, libraries and community organizations on topics regarding academic, social and financial concerns for college, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Smart Week campaign. I enjoy matching students to the universities that best meet their academic and financial profile. As a veteran educator and counselor, I understand what it takes to work with highly motivated college-bound families. As an Independent Educational Counselor (IEC), I especially enjoy the personal interaction that guides families in the college admission process. My professional experience has allowed numerous students to fulfill their dreams and assisted families in obtaining goals they never thought possible. I am a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Organization (IECA), which means I follow all ethical standards of the organization and college admission best practices.
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Hired 46 times

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10 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

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Darpana R.

College Admissions Counseling

We have hired Mr. Thomas for my son's college admission. We are in the first step but we are very pleased with Mr. Thomas's knowledge and working style. Mr. Thomas is highly knowledgeable and very professional. My son is interested in cricket sport. Though it was something new for Mr. Thomas, he collected information from all the possible resources and shared with my son. He listens to us very patiently. Though he is very busy , he tries to be flexible and accommodates meeting times per my son's schedule. So far our experience with Mr. Thomas is very good. I'll update the review once we complete the college application process.
Quest College Consulting's reply
Thank you for the kind words Darpana. I am enjoying working with your son on his college process.
Aug 5, 2021
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Tina v.

College Admissions Counseling

We made the best decision hiring Tom. He took care of the whole process from selecting schools, to keeping my son on tasks each week, and most importantly he did a fantastic job helping my son with the college essays. One of the private schools actually mentioned in the admission letter that they were impressed with one of his essays. For the amount of time that Tom spends, his rate is also very reasonable. We highly recommend him.
May 25, 2021
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Ashok U.

College Admissions Counseling

My son had an amazing experience working with Tom. High quality counseling , editing and advice. While he did not get into ivy but got into many other top schools of his choice and finally going to one of the top engineering school. Thanks Tom for all your help.
May 9, 2020
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Beatrice K.

College Admissions Counseling

Tom was super friendly and always gets works done on time/ deadline. I asked for lots of works in a short period of time and quality of works was great. He responds very quickly which I consider as important value to have as well as good communication skills. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for someone has great writing skills as well as editing/proofreading, fast response, good communication, and is super friendly!
Nov 6, 2020
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Pia M.

College Admissions Counseling

Tom helped my daughter with her college essays and was a very easy process despite being in different states and time zones. They communciated mostly by text (which is my teenager’s preferred mode) and we initially talked by video/face time for my initial questions. He is very flexible and will work with your schedule. He made my daughter very comfortable and was very responsive throughout. I did not see my daughter’s essays as she wouldn’t share but she got into all the schools she applied to - and I’m sure she couldn’t have gone through the process as easily as she did without Tom’s help.
Quest College Consulting's reply
Thank you very much Pia. I appreciate the kind and genuine words. I enjoyed working with your family and being someone your daughter could trust along the process.
Feb 18, 2020
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer hourly rates up to packages of hourly sessions, which then would include additional time in between sessions for research and reading of essays.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I offer a free 30 minute consultation to meet with the family. Here I learn about the wants/needs of the family and where they are along the college process. I can then explain my services and how I can help them get from that point to admitted into the college of their choice.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    In addition to being an Illinois State Certified Teacher and Counselor, I belong to the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) for professional growth opportunities

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