T E S T I M O N I A L S
Here's what parents and students had to say about us:
"Thank you for all of the input, advice, reassurance
and caring you have expressed to Lindsay and us during these last months
of her search, applications and acceptances to colleges. We appreciate
all that you've done so very much."
"Your guidance and knowledge has proved to be invaluable. Nicole now seems much more focused and self-assured as to her goals and type of school she would like to attend."
"Thank you for all your help and effort during these last 12months - most of all your positive attitude with Anthony when he lacked the so much needed self-confidence."
"Ross's work with you was wonderful and I'm not sure we could have waded through all of the steps alone. I'm sure you know that you have a particularly refreshing and engaging way with kids which is a big part in your success with them. You probably make each one feel they are unique and exceptional people - something usually reserved from the mother. Thank you for encouraging, motivating and guiding Ross."
"I came home from visiting my grandma today to find a big envelop from NYU and I'm accepted. I want to thank you SO much for all your help with the essay and just everything. It meant so much and I have no doubt about how much your help affected my acceptance. Thanks so much for everything."
"I want to thank you so much for helping me find Skidmore and get in. I'm so excited for college next year and I really think I found the perfect school for me."
"Thank you very much for all your help with the "wonderful" college process. I would have never known where to even start. I appreciate all that you have done for me and am forever grateful."
Forbes Educational Consulting, LLC
relentless attention to detail ensures nothing falls through the cracks. Our
process transforms anxiety into opportunity."
— Alison Forbes
Alison Forbes, M.Ed.,
Consultant, Forbes Educational Consulting (current). Advise students
and their families on college placements, facilitating appropriate
Consultant, University of New Hampshire. Offered curricular
and teaching feedback in New Hampshire schools. Taught graduate
level seminar for experienced teachers.
The Essential College Essay, Portland State University, OR
The Essential College Essay, Kittery Ed., Traip Academy
Oyster River School, Durham, NH
Supervisor, Park School, Brookline, MA
Committee Representative, Park School
Interviewer, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Brookwood School, Manchester, MA
Dedham Country Day School, Dedham, MA
Committee Representative, Dedham Country Day School
Admissions Associate, Connecticut College
- Tufts University,
Masters Degree in Teaching/English
- Connecticut College,
Bachelors Degree in English
- Harvard University,
Seminars for Educators
Partial List of Recent
Conferences and Workshops
- The New SAT
- Trends in Admissions
and Educational Consulting
- Ethics in Consulting
- Serving Students With
Learning Disabilities and Other Needs
- College Essays: The Current
- Admission for Atheletes
- Standardized Testing, Is it Equitable?
- Summer Institute: A World
of Difference: Diversity Workshop
- College Advising
- A Legal Roadmap for Consultants
- Mid-Atlantic Colleges
- Annual Conferences: Independent
Educational Consultants Association
- Annual Conferences: National Association of College Admission Counselors
- Annual Conferences: New England Association of College Admission Counselors
- Visit over 150 colleges across the country each year to interview students, meet with Admissions Deans, and evaluate programs.