Alexis Avila: A Microcosm of the World At Large
Jul21

Alexis Avila: A Microcosm of the World At Large

From Alexis Avila for First College Visit, a series of first college visit stories by business professionals sponsored by SmartCollegeVisit. When I was seven, my father transplanted our  whole family from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Brookline, Massachusetts. After eleven years of learning the Boston accent and New England way of life, I decided to return to my roots and visit the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. read more at ...

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Prepped & Polished: More Than a Tutor

From grade school to graduate school, there are times when learning can overwhelm and finding a tutor becomes necessary. On top of that, you may find you need more than a tutor–times when you need a testing coach or guidance through the college admissions process. Prepped & Polished is a company designed to help students by addressing all three areas of need: in-person or online tutoring, college counseling, and test prep for students of all ages and levels.  Prepped & Polished, which opened to the public in 1999, is well-established as an academic aide with a strong presence in the Boston area. The company's services also extend beyond the borders of the Boston proper to anyone with Internet access.  Founder Alexis Avila earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and film at University of Michigan and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His experience as a high school guidance counselor inspired the idea for Prepped & Polished. “As a trained guidance counselor, with tutoring experience during college and grad school, I knew that this business would be a natural fit for me,” explains Avila.   Quality service and communication are the cornerstones of Prepped & Polished. According to Avila, “We are a tutoring, test prep, and college counseling company founded by educators for the love of education. I believe this gives us an advantage over other tutoring companies. As educators, we genuinely care about our students, and will look out for them no matter what. We also provide superior customer service. Our tutors are terrific role models, are experienced, professional, and punctual. We also communicate with parents, teachers, and students throughout the learning process.” To learn more about the company's tutoring, college counseling and test prep services, visit the Prepped & Polished website. And, be sure to join us for #CampusChat on when Alexis Avila (@PreppedPolished) will be our featured guest.  *** About #CampusChat: an online chat, hosted via Twitter, started by @collegevisit to discuss topics relative to college-bound students and their families. It meets Wednesday evenings at 9 p.m., Eastern. *** Chelsea Merget, a junior at Boston University is pursuing a degree in Communications with a minor in Psychology. She is spending the summer as a public relations intern with Smart College Visit,...

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