Ellen Richards

Educational Services consultant

Based in
Los Angeles, California, United States
Also teaches in CA, Los Angeles
Ellen Richards | Educational Services consultant

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Ellen Richards graduated from Wellesley College in 1995, and completed graduate coursework for master’s degrees in both college counseling and child and adolescent literacy at Loyola Marymount University. Establishing a close rapport with parents and students, she has proven herself as a devoted confidant and guide for many families throughout L.A. Ms. Richards views her staff and services as an extension of herself and refers only the brightest graduates of the nation’s top schools to serve as educators and mentors to students.

As a senior in high school, Ms. Richards embarked on her own journey through the college admissions process, trying to find her way through a world of self-promotion and fierce competition. Upon realizing the intensity of the process and the impact it has on a student’s life, she became fascinated with college admissions. Her experience impelled her to take on carious roles in the Wellesley College Admissions Office. Ms. Richards maintained an active role in Wellesley admissions until September 2008, when she resigned as the Los Angeles Admissions Representative.

Ms. Richards has supported thousands of families throughout the college and middle school admissions process as well as countless other academic pursuits. As a private tutor and expert in test preparation, she serves as a valuable resource. At her roots, Ms. Richards believes in and understands the college admissions process, therefore enabling her to act as a guide for students who seek admission to the nation’s top schools and those determined to uncover the school that most resonates with their individual strengths and values. She outlines her academic support philosophy in her upcoming book titled, Authentic Admissions: How the Pursuit of Admission to College Forecasts Each Person’s Journey Through Life.

Ms. Richards is a member of the Western Association of College Admissions (WACAC), the California Association of School Counselors (CASC), the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). Local newspapers have feature Ms. Richards and her philosophy in articles titled “Ellen Richards Educational Services Empowers Students” (Palisadian-Post), “Educational Service Assists Students in Achieving College Admissions” (Larchmont Chronicle) and “Back to School '08 – '09” (Park La Brea News).

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ISEE Test Preparation

For more than five years, we have built a team of highly qualified, professional, carefully selected consultants who have successfully prepared students for all levels of the ISEE test.

Students of the ERES program regularly gain acceptance to Harvard-Westlake, Marlborough, Windward, Brentwood, Buckley, Oakwood, Campbell Hall, Marymount, Loyola and other highly competitive schools in the Los Angeles area.

At this time, we would like to offer your school an excellent opportunity to get your students on track for the ISEE. All current fifth graders are eligible to participate in an ESSAY CONTEST. Winners of the essay contest will win free ISEE prep tutoring sesssions, and your school will benefit from a complimentary mock exam just for participating.

A full-length practice test and accompanying analysis is one of the best ways to discover a student’s strengths and weaknesses on the ISEE. Not only are the test questions similar to those they will see on the actual ISEE, our test will be proctored and run in exactly the same fashion as the official test. The timing, breaks and classroom set-up will be identical, offering the students an opportunity not only to gain awareness of their test-taking abilities, but also priceless exposure to the process as they will be taking the test alongside their peers in a very realistic setting. Call us at 310-882-8057 to RSVP for a particular day. You may also RSVP by visiting the website at www.EllenED.com. Contact us soon to reserve a spot!

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We are fully committed to the academic success of every student and insist on your complete satisfaction with Ellen Richards College Admissions Consulting. If you are not 100% satisfied with your tutor at the first session, we will glady offer you a better match. Please be sure to end the first session at the one-hour mark; we will not charge you for the first hour provided you give us the opportunity to offer a better match.

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