Laura George Consulting

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300 Village Green, Suite 235
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

 

200 Applebee Street, Suite 211,
Barrington, IL 60010

 

(847)363-6780

About

College planning can be overwhelming for both parents and students. At Laura George Consulting, we work with families to guide them through this journey from start to finish. We provide high school entrance exam tutoring, high school and college planning consultations, and customized ACT and SAT tutoring. We also help students tap into their unique, authentic voices when writing college essays and provide assistance with the entire application process. We provide support and guidance as families navigate the testing and college admission processes, and our goal is to empower students to realize their full potential and achieve acceptance to their ideal colleges.

Reviews & Testimonials

 

Sarah Smith
★★★★★
Highly Reccomend

Vandana Kapoor
★★★★★
Thanks for all the help in prepping for the test. With your help my son's score for English section of the ACT was stellar.

Alina M.
★★★★★
All the tutors were so good at identifying areas where I struggled, and giving me practice that was catered specifically to me! My SAT score improved 90 points, and I couldn't have done it without Laura George Consulting!

Colleen Andrews
★★★★★
Staff is very efficient and kept me and my son informed on when his appointments were and what needed to be done. Laura was a big help with preparing my son to complete his college application.

Christine Fiarito
★★★★★
My son was very engaged in his sessions and over time his written and reading grade improved. His math required no work for improvement. When he finally took the SAT his grade was the best he had ever received! Once I engaged LGC, studying for the SAT wasn’t a struggle!

Christine Fiarito
★★★★★
My son was very engaged in his sessions and over time his written and reading grade improved. His math required no work for improvement. When he finally took the SAT his grade was the best he had ever received! Once I engaged LGC, studying for the SAT wasn’t a struggle!

Irina
★★★★★
Laura George helped my daughter with getting her common app organized, proof read CV. She responded to questions promptly. My daughter felt prep for essay was helpful and she pointed her in the right direction.

Lisa Horn
★★★★★
Laura and her staff were always helpful and flexible when scheduling sessions with my busy son. With the help of Laura's tutors, he raised his ACT score by five points! Jennifer was wonderful with checking in and following up with us. She even answered college application questions via text on weekends. Laura helped my son brainstorm ideas in order to write a very personal Common App essay. We love everything about LGC! Thank you!

Becky Donner
★★★★★
Laura George and her team have been fantastic resources throughout our daughter's college preparation/testing and application process. I was pleased with the quality, engagement and support our daughter received from her tutors and adviser so we also contracted with Laura George for the college application essay package. Laura's support was invaluable in many ways. First, it helped our daughter to take advantage of the summer months to slowly pull her application requirements together. Next, the process also encouraged her to reflect on both her career interests as well as other motivating factors that would influence her target universities (in her case, size and climate!). Laura is an accomplished communicator and her coaching helped to ensure that essays were clear and succinct. Finally, we were able to support our daughter and the process which made for a happier household overall. We are still in the waiting game - and fingers are crossed. In the end, at the very least we know we did everything we could to support our daughter with outstanding resources and support. Thank you very much and we'll see you again in a couple of years when our son begins this process 🙂 Becky Donner

Heather Hehman
★★★★★
We had a great experience! My child performed much better on their ACTs after tutoring. The service is great too. I highly recommend them.

Jackie Lew
★★★★★
Laura George Consulting was very thoughtful in their approach at making sure my child was efficient with his time and focused on his weaknesses. They were so flexible when working with his busy ever changing sport schedule as well. They were very conscientious and wonderful to work with.

Heather Hehman
★★★★★
We had a great experience! My child performed much better on their ACTs after tutoring. The service is great too. I highly recommend them.

D Miglani
★★★★★
Our experience with Laura and Kate at LGC was above and beyond anything we expected. We initially called them to help our son through test prep burnout due to Covid delays. They not only helped him improve his performance, their proactive advice and assistance through the ups and downs of this unprecedented fall testing season was very timely and helpful.

MARCIA OWENS
★★★★☆
We did not get the result we expected for Emma. Given the strange year, it is hard to tell if it was the year, the prep or some other combination.

S. Lawrence
★★★★★
My daughter needed some help with writing and reviewing her college essays. We called LG consulting and were immediately connected with Jane. She has been helping my daughter ever since. Our liason, Jennifer Lund, has been wonderful. She listened to what we needed and delivered immediately. She went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you to both ladies for their tremendous help.

Harpreet Kaur
★★★★★
It was a pleasure working with Jennifer and the wonderful tutors at LauraGeorgeConsulting. So glad we did this for our daughter. The tutors were very professional and my daughter looked forward to her sessions with all of them. It helped her stay focused, motivated, and meet her deadlines. Can't say enough about Jennifer. She was there to answer any and all questions I had even after our sessions were completed. So helpful to have her coaching and expertise. We also used them for common core essay help. Jane was great at prompting her and went above and beyond her to provide the much-needed guidance. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to keep their student on track and motivated.

Julie Walsh
★★★★★
Very thorough and organized. Keep you up to date on everything even though things change so quickly these days!

DS
★★★★★
Laura George Consulting provides the structure, guidance, and constructive feedback that was extremely helpful and made the entire process of taking the SAT and preparing an essay less daunting to our son. I highly recommend working with Laura and her team. Laura's insight into what college admissions are looking for really helped our son focus his writing and create an essay he felt great about.

Katrina Belogorsky
★★★★★
It's a pleasure to work with professionals. Both Kate and Laura are very responsive and there advises are always correct. Especially knowing the situation with the testing during the COVID-19 times, their help was very useful. Thank you for the great service.

Sara Jafri Qazi
★★★★★
With the pandemic this has been a challenging year for my Senior.At Laura George, they have handled every step so well. They made him feel more confident.!

Lisa Landsman
★★★★★
Both Kate and Laura we're phenomenal to work with throughout the college application process. We primarily used their services for ACT prep and college essay consulting. The strategies that Kate and her subject matter experts brought forward, helped my son increase his ACT score dramatically from where he started in the practice tests. Laura's perspective, suggested approach to topic selection and advice during the review period helped him maximize the impact of his essay. There is no doubt who we will partner with when it is college application time for our younger son.

Ellen Lerner
★★★★★
Kate was always accessible to ask questions and give extra feedback. She helped throughout my son’s junior year for ACT prep. We were extremely pleased with the results. All of the tutors were terrific and my son could not have accomplished as much as he did without the entire team. Thank you!

Kathy C
★★★★★
*We did SAT prep with LGC for our student the summer before junior year - summer of 2019, which is the absolute must time to do it because they will be so busy once junior year starts and to finish the tutoring the summer before is a lifesaver and also relieves so much of the stress during junior year. Our student said often during junior year, how awesome it was that the tutoring was all done the summer before. And our student also did 1-1 Common App Essay Writing service with Laura the summer before senior year - summer of 2020 during pandemic over Zoom. *Laura is a great business owner and an advocate for students/families, as she is a mom of school age kids herself. I had done a lot of research into test prep places - they ranged from good to bad. So by the time I came to meet with Laura, I knew what I needed to ask for and she happily provided me with everything that a good business should - tutor resumes, references, safe, clean and comfortable setting for tutoring sessions for students, etc. She was upfront with pricing and always recommended to start with basics because I can always add on at same hourly rate later, which I really appreciated each time. She was always reachable and got back to me in a timely manner. *Our student did increase SAT/ACT score enough to make a difference. Originally, was going to take another ACT in spring of 2020 but with all the cancellations due to pandemic, our student ended up deciding not to take another ACT test but was satisfied with the score from 12/2019 and to apply with that. That was another unforeseen benefit of having finished tutoring summer before junior year: being able to take SAT/ACT early in fall semester. So our student had 2 SAT scores and 1 ACT score by 12/2020 and we were spared all the stress and challenges of trying to take the tests during the pandemic. Very thankful for that. *One of the best features of LGC for us, is the Parent Liaison. Laura is very astute to have this service set up for students/families. You are assigned a liaison and that person is your go-to for everything. Sometimes as the parent, what I need is different from what our student needs. And the liaison is able to help for both needs. Our liaison is Lavinia and she has now been helping us for 1.5+ years and she is wonderful! Responsive, compassionate, thoughtful, honest and direct on pricing - which is very important to me. She has been through everything with us and that base is very valuable. We don’t get bounced around from Billing to Owner to Tutor, to Sales, whoever, in the office but we talk to just Lavinia and she streamlines all our communication and gets us the help we need. She makes my life easier. Lavinia is also a parent of kids going through the same thing and understands what students/families are all going through first hand. *Pricing is comparable to other reputable places in the Northshore. I would say more in the middle than on the higher side: fair pricing. That is not to say it is inexpensive but it was worth the cost for us. *Here is our student’s feedback: tutors were all nice and good at teaching. And having that tutoring schedule was so helpful to me because of the accountability and left on my own, I probably would not have done the test prep work myself much. And also very helpful to work on the Common App Essay with Laura the summer before senior year because my essay was done going into senior year which is a huge load off. *Laura will accommodate any tutor request as much as she can and work with you. That is the thing - Laura and Parent Liaison will work with you to give you what you need or closest they can manage. Which is all I can ask for. *We plan to go with LGC for our younger students, too. I highly recommend LGC.

Susan Rodriguez
★★★★★
We have been thrilled with the professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility of Laura and her team over the last few years. We are especially pleased with the tailored approach taken for our daughters. The tutors are very strong, and we would recommend Laura George Consulting to any family for top notch standardized test tutoring!

Susan Rodriguez
★★★★★
We have been thrilled with the professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility of Laura and her team over the last few years. We are especially pleased with the tailored approach taken for our daughters. The tutors are very strong, and we would recommend Laura George Consulting to any family for top notch standardized test tutoring!

Jackie Kapcheck
★★★★★
Jennifer and all the staff at Laura George Consulting worked through a complex COVID ACT test prep for my son with sensitivity and an understanding that ultimately helped him do the best of his capabilities on the ACT. Although the process was agonizingly long due to the pandemic, we felt heard and cared for during this important aspect of college prep and application. Thank you LGC for your hard work on behalf of my son!

Shelly Lenzini
★★★★☆
Kate been more productive in assisting my daughter with her college planning in just two sessions than my daughter received through multiple sessions elsewhere.

Cindy Ontaneda
★★★★★
This tutoring was well worth it. My daughter went up 3 points on her ACT. Very professional and helpful group of people.

Jasmina
★★★☆☆
I feel that the program is okay. I had two daughters go through it and they definitely noticed that certain tutors were exceptional and certain tutors weren’t teaching you anything. I do feel that it’s grown so much that it is not as good as it once was. It would be nice after they take the official ACT if they’re going to take another one that there is some thing that can hone in on a specific area that the student needs help in, in order to truly succeed the next time they take the ACT.

Jorie Alutto
★★★★★
The experience we had at Laura George Consulting was wonderful, especially during such a challenging year for college applicants. The individual attention was instrumental in helping us navigate this unpredictable landscape! Thank you!

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Laura Howland
Laura Howland
15:50 02 Apr 22
Very pleased…my son totally benefited from the ACT touring…. Well worth it. Instructors are knowledgeable, kind... and flexible. Parent liaison was a great resource/ middle man. For those overwhelmed by the College Admission Process…. This is a reliable start. They are patient, honest and organized.read more
Wendy O'Riordan
Wendy O'Riordan
20:41 01 Apr 22
Highly recommend Laura George Consulting for ACT Prep. Jennifer Lund was a fantastic liaison and guided my son... throughout the whole process. Their tutors are excellent and they tailored his study plan to fit his needs. With their support he was able to raise his score significantly. Highly recommend for both ACT prep and essay review!!!read more
Darwyn Broker
Darwyn Broker
20:06 20 Feb 22
I highly recommend Laura George Consulting. Jane H.’s professional assistance with the common application and college... essay writing achieved the desired outcome we wanted. Our daughter was accepted to her #1 college choice. Jane’s help, insight, expertise, and professional guidance was really invaluable. And, she helped reduce the stress/ anxiety involved with completing the college application(s). Nice work! Thank you very much.read more
Leigh J
Leigh J
20:50 15 Feb 22
Laura and her team have been wonderful to work with on so many different fronts. For example, they matched my son with... excellent tutors for SAT prep (one for math and one for reading/language arts) that really worked well with him and helped him to improve his scores. Did my son complete ALL of his homework assignments for the tutors on schedule? No, but the tutors motivated him to work much harder on his prep than he would have otherwise and they gave him excellent feedback and tips. Also, Laura herself did an amazing job working with both of my children to push them to develop individualized essays for the Common App that truly showcased their backgrounds and who they are as a person. She asked them thoughtful and probing questions that helped them develop essays, written entirely in their own words, that really reflected them. My experience working with the company has been nothing but great. Their professionalism, experience, and support have been amazing. I have nothing but great things to say about the experience working with them.read more
Joshua C
Joshua C
01:22 29 Apr 21
We had an excellent experience with Laura George Consulting. My daughter worked with Karen on her college application... essays. They brainstormed essay topics, reviewed drafts and discussed how they might be improved during one-on-one video chat sessions. Karen’s feedback boosted my daughter’s confidence, but she never felt that her work was being done for her. For applications with multiple essays, the brainstorming helped to come up with topics that enabled my daughter to create a well-rounded, multidimensional portfolio. Karen was quick to respond, and flexible about meeting times. Jennifer helped us with general questions about the application process. My daughter was accepted at several selective schools, including one of her top choices.read more
Christine Fiarito
Christine Fiarito
17:45 14 Nov 20
Great experience with some really top notch tutors that engage with your kids. We had outstanding results. It is... pricey, but I feel I received results commensurate with that cost. Recommend!read more
Harpreet Kaur
Harpreet Kaur
15:04 30 Oct 20
It was a pleasure working with Jennifer and the wonderful tutors at LauraGeorgeConsulting. So glad we did this for our... daughter. The tutors were very professional and my daughter looked forward to her sessions with all of them. It helped her stay focused, motivated, and meet her deadlines. Can't say enough about Jennifer. She was there to answer any and all questions I had even after our sessions were completed. So helpful to have her coaching and expertise. We also used them for common core essay help. Jane was great at prompting her and went above and beyond her to provide the much-needed guidance. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to keep their student on track and motivated.read more
Reed Irvin
Reed Irvin
00:34 26 Oct 20
Would highly recommend Laura George Consulting. Our daughter’s ACT score rose 7 points. The entire team is... incredibly responsive and helpful. We are now using Laura George for help with the Common App and the related essay.read more
Jon N
Jon N
01:21 20 Oct 20
I recently used Laura George Consulting for MBA Application Prep, and received an admission to a top-five program due... to Laura's outstanding help. Laura helped me navigate the whole admissions process from start to finish (which spanned several months), offered me valuable advice and insight, and helped me take my essays to another level!Laura is very personable and patient, and provides excellent client service. Laura is quick to respond to emails and makes an effort to set meetings that are convenient to her client's deadlines and schedule. I would recommend Laura to any student looking for college or graduate school consulting services.read more
Kristina Anderson
Kristina Anderson
16:08 06 Oct 20
I would give 10 stars instead of 5 if I could! Laura and her tutors and parent liaisons do an exceptional job of ACT... and SAT preparation. This is a highly attentive and professional group of people who we found to be the most impressive in the field (and as an attorney, I'm picky!). Our experience was that everything is 100% customized to your child. Our child felt supported and encouraged, and found the tutors engaging and fun. As a result, our high school student's ACT score improved by 5 points-- for which I give tremendous credit to Laura's methodology and the skills of her tutors. If you like outstanding customer service, you will love the parent liaisons; their communication and above-and-beyond service is rare to see these days. I have rated this business a "good value" because while it is not cheap, you can choose a package that works for you, and you very much get what you pay for.read more
Amy Goggin
Amy Goggin
18:48 22 Sep 20
Thank you Laura George Consulting for your amazing full service ACT prep and college admissions help. My husband wanted... to use one of those national companies that do ACT/SAT prep but as soon as we met Laura George we knew she was on an entirely different level. I was nervous when Covid changed our tutoring sessions to zoom calls but it actually was a very seamless transition. Your tutors , essay coaches, and parent liaisons are all excellent and do a great job of making the process painless for the students as well as the parents. My son saw a huge increase in his ACT score and he will say it is all because of Laura George.Thank you for making this process such a positive one. We will definitely use you for our daughter next year.read more
Melissa Paris
Melissa Paris
16:24 01 Sep 20
Wonderful experience from start to finish with ACT prep and our liaison Kate was amazing setting up a game plan. ... Appreciated all her advice since this was our first kid. Very happy with outcome!read more
Michael Banakis
Michael Banakis
14:25 20 Jul 20
Laura was extremely helpful during my MBA application process. Her guidance and suggestions helped me formulate dynamic... essays and prepare for interviews. I would recommend this to anyone looking to strengthen their application (for undergraduate or graduate programs).read more
Michelle Zernik
Michelle Zernik
20:34 22 Nov 19
Amazing and painless experience for our daughter. She improved 9 points in the 5 months she was working with her... tutors. She actually enjoyed her time with the tutors, who were very clearly skilled at targeting her areas of need. Worth every penny! She has some impressive merit scholarships on the table now. I recommend them to anyone asking.read more
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