About

My name is Mariana Donahoe and I have been a teacher for over 25 years. In addition to teaching Spa...

Los Angeles
10 years of experience
Education
Language
Creative Writing
Psychology
Special Education
Mariana helped students get into:
California State University, Long Beach | Long Beach StateDePaul UniversityCalifornia State University-Dominguez Hills
Boise State University | BSUCalifornia Polytechnic State University | Cal PolySan Diego State University | SDSU
California State University, Long Beach | Long Beach State
DePaul University
California State University-Dominguez Hills
Boise State University | BSU
California Polytechnic State University | Cal Poly
San Diego State University | SDSU
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Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them

My process

I believe there is a college for every student! It is my passion to help students discover the places where they will fit in and where they will have a positive college experience. Knowing a students strengths and weaknesses, assessing their areas of excellence and need, and giving them a clear plan are three ways in which I work with students towards finding their best fit.
Working with me you can expect a get-to-know-you interview and an assessment of your needs. Do you need to plan your high school courses, find or deepen extracurriculars, narrow your list of potential schools? Setting a plan, whether it is a long term plan or an "I-need-to-get-my act-together-today" plan, is my main focus and I help students stick to the plan and have the best possible outcome for them.
Every student in different, every child has different needs, there is no one-size-fits all. I offer personalized guidance to students looking to get into college and have a wonderful experience once they arrive there.
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.

Packages

Starter

10 hours

For families looking for guidance as they plan for high school/college admission process. -initial meeting with both parents and student to assess needs (60 min.) -initial meeting with student only (30 min.) -initial meeting with family only (30 min.) -student profile delivered and discussed (60 min. meeting) Student profile will include goals, preferences, intentions. -Roadmap to senior year (60 min. meeting) -4 check ins in 7 months -Q & A w/ family and student (60 min.)
Save 5%

$900($90/hr)

SUCCESS

25 hours

For families looking for support across the admissions process.
Save 11%

$2,125($85/hr)

COMPREHENSIVE

40 hours

For families looking for comprehensive support in every part of the process.
Save 16%

$3,200($80/hr)

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$95.00 / 60 min
Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.

Essay review