Ronni Shaw (she/her) is from Boston, Massachusetts and attended Washington University in St. Louis and Boston University School of Social Work. She is trained as a clinical social worker and has worked extensively in education, non-profits, community organizing, foundation direction, and social and political activism. She became especially interested in the college application process when her children, at a private college-prep high school in Nashville, were guided with the exact correct balance of support and independence. She has helped many young people make that same journey.
Ronni helped students get into:
Ronni helps with…
College admissions advising
Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.
Are We Right For Each Other?
Tell me your story and ask me questions. Decide if I am right for you!
College List Building
We'll create, and decide focus for researching, a list of schools for you to seriously consider.
College List Narrowing
From your list, we will choose safety, target, and reach schools that are the best fit for you.
College: Ultimate Decision
I'll help you and your adults decide which college to accept!
Brainstorm or hone potential essay topics to set you up for success.
We'll detail and outline your two best ideas so you will be ready to write a successful essay.
Essay Revision 200-400 words
We'll edit your 200-400 word essay together. You will know your next steps in the writing process.
Essay Revision 500-650 words
We'll edit your 500-650 word essay together. You will know your next steps in the writing process.
We'll discuss how to build and present your extracurriculars.
We will build a shared Google Sheet to track your college data and deadlines.
Getting The Most Out Of Your College Visits
For HS Sophomores and Juniors- How to use your time & money wisely when visiting colleges.
HS Counselor Reference
We will strategize for obtaining this key component. This session can be in 2 parts for follow-up.
We'll figure out your strengths and work on your challenges related to interviewing.
We'll run a mock interview and discuss your strengths and challenges.
Majors & Careers
We'll discuss potential career paths and pick potential majors for you.
We'll create structure and format for your resume, including major deletions and additions.
Together we will edit your resume for content and format, leaving you with a polished resume.
We'll make a plan for the change that's right for you, including essay ideas and list building.
For ongoing clients: message up to 3 questions, 24-hours in advance, to be answered at our session.