After spending 10 years teaching college-level Rhetoric and Writing, I started a college consulting business. I use the teaching, writing, and mentoring skills I learned in my previous career to help students find and pursue satisfying career paths, colleges, and grad schools that are affordable.
Includes but not limited to:
College Essay Consulting
I use my years of experience as a college writing professor to help students write original college and graduate school essays that will appeal to admissions committees.
Career and Major Exploration
I help students better understand their interests and strengths with a variety of personality and career assessments. I guide students' career research, and help them discover majors and careers they'll love.
Compile a College List
I use my research and analytical skills to help students create a list of 8-10 colleges where they can succeed personally and academically.
"Kelly Mendiola offers amazing guidance to families navigating the college application process. She has excellent resources and exceptional research skills so you can build the best application for the right schools. Even more than that, she knows how to nurture and support the student so they feel empowered during the process."
Dr. Wendy Lym, English Professor and College Consultant