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Ian Parker

College Counselor

ianp@collegewise.com

Meet Ian Parker

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Throughout his career as an educator and tutor, Ian has found that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to college. As a Master Tutor at The Princeton Review and instructor with the Fullerton and Long Beach school districts, he has discussed with families the value of conducting comprehensive analysis and collecting data to assess each student’s needs, goals, and interests when making academic decisions.

While this sounds very thorough (it makes sense to note here that his major was in economics, his minor in philosophy), Ian possesses just the right balance of genuine drive to emotionally support students and families while helping them come to logical decisions regarding their best-fit school. When he’s not working with students, Ian keeps up with the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, hikes with his dog, and can offer astute opinions on what makes a good Philly cheesesteak.

Education & Experience

  • B.A., Economics, Saint Joseph’s University
  • Former Master Tutor, The Princeton Review
  • Teaching Credential, Social Science, California State University Long Beach
  • NCLB-certified (No Child Left Behind) & EL-certified (English Learner)

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Gail Gray, Parent of Conner Gray

Texas Christian University

Audrey found the perfect fit for her and received enough scholarship money to make the school affordable for us. We highly recommend Collegewise for busy families like ours.

Kellie Stevens, Parent of Audrey Stevens

Hofstra University

Working with Collegewise removed much of the stress of the college admissions process and we had a SUPERB outcome. Our son is now off to the college that was his first choice and is very happy. He was accepted at the University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business. We can’t thank Collegewise enough!

Marcy Ronne, Parent of Tyler Ronne

University of Colorado Boulder

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Cyd Hamer, Parent of Ben Hamer

Michigan State University

My daughter had a very positive experience with her Collegewise counselor. Collegewise helped her with her essay and the Common Application, and also in evaluating colleges that would be a good fit for her.

Ken Greenwald, Parent of Jessica Greenwald

Binghamton University

We simply could not have navigated the college application process as well as we did without Collegewise. I believe that without Collegewise, we never would have found such a great fit for our daughter and the process would have been much harder.

JR Hughson, Parent of Samantha Hughson

Clark University