Lori Hofstetter is an Independent Educational Consultant and Certified Educational Planner who works in the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania metropolitan areas as well as across the globe. She has advised students and their families for over twenty years regarding college search and assessment, student and athletic marketing, and the college application and interview process. In addition, she works one-on-one with students as a writing coach to brainstorm, help draft, hone, and polish the all-important college personal statement and supplement essays. She is an active member of the Higher Education Consultants Association.
Ms. Hofstetter attended Williams College and New York University and holds a masters degree from the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University. She is a published writer and won the Thomas Wolfe Award for Poetry, as well as several awards for short fiction.
As an avid sports enthusiast and high-level athlete herself, Ms. Hofstetter is uniquely qualified to guide student-athletes to find the right fit on competitive college sports teams. Ms. Hofstetter is PSIA-certified Level III ski instructor who teaches part-time in Killington, Vermont and a member of the USTA, playing competitive tennis on a central New Jersey team. She serves on the board of Courtside Racquet Club and is a former Chairman and Commodore of the Normandy Beach Yacht Club. Ms. Hofstetter is also a pianist who studied with Herbert Stessin of The Julliard School; she has particular expertise in placing students at colleges that offer programs in the arts.
Ms. Hofstetter has placed students at colleges and universities ranging from the most competitive (including top tier schools and military academies) to those that offer remedial assistance and intensive support to students with learning disabilities. She visits colleges regularly and meets with admissions staff to maintain contacts and keep abreast of current developments.
"I find helping students reach their college goals the most rewarding of endeavors. The assistance I provide families can be life-changing. Parents appreciate the assistance as much as my students - stress is alleviated and harmony restored to the parent-child relationship. My students are on the cusp of life - it is a very exciting time and deserves to be enjoyed and relished by the entire family."
"Quite honestly, the services you offered were the most helpful, valuable, and worthwhile. They were worth every penny to us. You showed a genuine interest in (our son). You were very patient and encouraging and helped him
put his best foot forward for college admissions." (parent, class of 2010)
"With your help he was really very happy (with his essays and applications). Smiling. Whistling." (parent, class of 2011)
"I just wanted to let you know the good news...I have been accepted to all the schools I applied to! You really helped me to write wonderful essays and keep me on schedule. I know I couldn't have done it withou you." (student, class of 2011)