Mission Statement

I am committed to helping families reach their highest academic desires for their children and helping students achieve their goals. I teach, counsel, and support clients through individualized attention, guidance, and research with expertise in the multifaceted processes of college planning. As an experienced Independent Educational Consultant, I understand the importance of your student's future and take pleasure in providing him or her with valuable resources and proper guidance that will be essential throughout the educational journey. My goal is for each student to find an environment in which he or she flourishes – academically, socially, and emotionally – and to feel prepared to face the higher educational challenges that will be encountered throughout their journey.

- Barbara Samples

Speaking Engagements

Barbara Samples is available as a guest speaker for club meetings, church youth groups, PTA meetings, high school career and college nights and to youth organizations. She presents to both large and small groups and utilizes role-playing, power point presentations and real-life experiences during her talks. Some of her topics include:

  • What Matters Most to Colleges?
  • ACT or SAT, Which Is Best For Me?
  • The College Application Process – How Do I Begin?


Individual ACT and SAT Test Preparation Tutoring, high school foundation review, college search and preparing a competitive college application.


My daughter and I were very grateful to have been referred to Barbara. She made the process of completing college applications go smoothly and less stressful for both of us. Her knowledge about ACT/SAT tests, tips for writing essays and sorority recruitment were extremely helpful, as well. Her experience and expertise were encouraging and made my child feel confident. I would highly recommen...


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