Jordan Kanarek did not disappoint! He is a superb choice and we would highly recommend him! COMMUNICATION! He made it clear at the beginning that this is a joint effort and communication is the key. His weekly reminders, follow-ups, progress reports, and video meetings were constructed with such patience and diligence. CONSISTENT! The college application process is not an easy task. Jordan’s consistency was impeccable! His support and words of encouragement allowed her to get back on track with a mission to persevere. CONNECT! Jordan guided our daughter on how to connect as a student and as a person so she can best express herself in being an asset to a college institution. He left each meeting with an aura of positivity for her to tackle the next task.
SONIA & RAVINDER, PARENTS OF AJUNI
From the first day my son and I met Jordan, we felt very comfortable and felt like he was family. Jordan is very nice and professional. He guided us through the college process, which I have to say, dealing with teenagers can be very difficult, but he is very patient and knows how to deal with 17-year-olds. My daughter is a freshman currently and for sure we want Jordan to help her with the college application process as well.
ALLEN, PARENT OF ARIA
We have been thrilled to have Jordan Kanarek coach our son through the college application process. Jordan adeptly guided our son to reach his college acceptance goal. Knowledgeable and organized, Jordan kept our son on schedule with the many submission deadlines. We found the Collegewise process maximized the chances of a successful outcome for our son. We highly recommend Jordan Kanarek as a college counsellor.
ALAN, PARENTS OF HOLDEN CORNELL UNIVERSITY
We interviewed Jordan from Collegewise and another highly recommended college counselor. I have to say, I knew Jordan was the right choice immediately after our meeting. The enthusiasm and positive feelings we had after leaving our initial interview was amazing. We knew our daughter would be in good hands with Jordan guiding her and her MILLION questions. Jordan remained a constant companion and CHAMPION for our daughter throughout the entire process. Jordan excelled in making both the nervous parents and our daughter feel at ease with the enormous amount of work, time and effort needed to find, choose and apply to college. He was a great motivating factor in keeping everything on schedule. We cannot thank Jordan enough for the time and effort he has given our family.
ALEM, PARENT OF DESTA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Jordan was a terrific and highly trusted college resource for us and for our son, and we were so thankful to have him given the lack of in-depth college counseling in our public high school. Jordan had an amazing knowledge of how to help make our son's applications stand out, and of the different colleges that could be a good fit for our son. We were very thankful for his ability to keep Aaron on track and motivated to complete all of his college essays. Jordan also made himself available for the two of us whenever we wanted to talk to him without our son, which was really helpful. We valued his assistance enough that we recommended him to our nephew, who also enjoyed working with him through his college application process.
LARRY, PARENT OF AARON NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
We were extremely lucky to have Jordan guide us through this process. He was very patient and determined to make sure that my daughter presented her best applications while at the same time being most sincere. It is a very tough position to deal with teenagers and their competing priorities, so having someone like Jordan guide her and be there to answer questions was invaluable. I have recommended Jordan to others including my nephew, who is a freshman now in high school.
NEDA, PARENT OF SHERITA UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Jordan has the distinction of being the first former Collegewise student to later join our ranks as a counselor, a goal he set for himself soon after setting foot on campus at his dream school, Gettysburg College. After leaving his teen years behind and becoming a fully-fledged adult, Jordan completed a stint in the Gettysburg admissions office and later joined The Princeton Review’s Washington, D.C. office, where he directed the private tutoring division, growing it to over 1 million dollars in revenue in 2014. There, he also recruited and trained faculty, delivered more than 30 speeches annually at local high schools on the subject of college admissions and testing, and simultaneously worked to complete his college admissions certification from UCLA.
An avid chef, rabid soccer fan, and voracious consumer of college admissions information, we thought Jordan expressed his motivation best when he wrote in his cover letter, “Collegewise helped me find the right college fit. I hope to have the privilege and opportunity to do the same for our next generation.”
Education & Experience
Director of Private Tutoring, The Princeton Review of Washington, D.C., 2013-2015
Certificate in College Counseling, UCLA
Certificate in College Counseling, Columbia University
Invited Speaker, Johns Hopkins Pathway to College and Summer Discovery
Director of Operations, Curio Partnership
Professional Organization Memberships