We want to recommend Mary Finn as a spectacular college advisor. My high-school twins worked with Mary last year and are headed this fall to colleges they love. Mary began by creating a system for identifying and evaluating schools that interested them, then explained the details of the application process and oversaw all the deadlines for submissions as well as managing a comprehensive checklist of other necessary tasks. She made the entire experience fun and rewarding rather than intimidating or onerous. She knows the technical details of online applications inside out (and how to fix seemingly intractable problems with forms and formats). Best of all, Mary is a very warm, empathic, perceptive and genuine mentor and coach who challenges students to challenge themselves and encourages them every step of the way. We feel so lucky to have found her. Mary has an extensive background in education with a specialty in college prep.