New date this Fall!

US College Prep and Admissions – Tips for International Parents

College selections and applications are important topics for families with teenagers due to the pressure and many unknowns. However, for international parents who never went through the process themselves this topic can be daunting. Our partner A-List Education will shed some light for us on on the many points to consider and when it’s the right time to start preparing (spoiler alert – much earlier than you think!):

Director of College Advising and former Application Reader Natasha de Sherbinin will demystify the College application process, offering tips to parents of teens of any age. Parents of High School students will come away from the seminar with an idea of items to take action on now, while parents of younger students will get insight into how they can best prepare for the arduous application process over the coming years. Director of Tutoring Dory Schultz will also provide a brief rundown of US admissions exams. This seminar is perfect for families who may not be familiar with the complicated US admissions process and those who would like to brush up on recent developments.

The following topics will be discussed: 

      • Key Application Components
      • Standardized Tests
      • Extracurricular Activities
      • Building the College List
      • Characteristics to Consider
      • Researching Colleges
      • Insider Perspective on Admissions
      • Parent’s Role
      • Useful Resources
      • Takeaways
      • A-List Education
      • Q & A


Natasha de Sherbinin earned a master’s degree in higher education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree from Colby College, where she majored in Human Development and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Natasha has nearly a decade of college counseling experience, including admissions experience at Brandeis University. Most recently, Natasha worked as the Director of College Counseling for a high school in Boston, MA. She has advised hundreds of students who have been admitted to Ivy Leagues, highly selective liberal arts colleges, and large research universities. As a college advisor, Natasha aims to demystify the college application process and alleviate stress for both students and their families. She enjoys working closely with students to help them gain admission to colleges that fit both their academic and social needs. Natasha is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and an associate member of Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). She visits at least twenty-five colleges annually and attends national conferences to stay up-to-date on the ever-changing landscape of admissions.



Dory Schultz, originally from Los Angeles, CA, is A-List’s Director of Tutoring and one of A-List NY’s senior tutors and college advisors. As a Gluck Fellow at UCLA, Dory began tutoring math and discovered his passion for helping students not only succeed academically, but improve their focus, discipline, and self-confidence. Since joining A-List, Dory has personally helped hundreds of students get accepted to their dream schools through SAT/ACT instruction and application and essay advising (his class of 2018 included acceptances to Columbia, Cooper Union, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, NYU, UVA, Northeastern, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Brandeis, UT Austin, Tulane, UMass Amherst, and others) and is proud to have indirectly contributed to the success of many more by training new tutors, presenting to teachers all over the country, writing curriculum, and producing A-List materials for our online portal. Drawing from his experience teaching high school math to a diverse body of students, he is particularly in demand as a tutor for students with learning differences who appreciate his patience and ability to break down complicated concepts. Outside of A-List, Dory is an active performer of opera and oratorio and enjoys travel, photography, and funny cat videos.

Location: German School Manhattan, 74 Warren Street

Date: Fall 2019

Fee: $39 per adult | $69 per couple


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