Creating College Confidence


"Kellie has been a great asset for all 3 of my teenage sons during the ACT process. All of them have increased their scores significantly, one of my sons even gained 9 points on his ACT after spending time with her in the one-on-one sessions. Kellie is very informed of the ACT questions, structure and coaches the students not in knowledge but in playing the ACT testing game to be successful. She is helpful, kind, and thorough with her tutoring but is also an advocate for your child as he or she is discerning what post-high school plans will look like. She has a broad understanding of the college ecosystem and is super insightful in guiding them during these critical times in her life."

Leigha Sather

Transformation Project Manager at C.H. Robinson

"Both of my older boys were pleasantly surprised by Kellie’s skill to teach them how to maneuver successfully through the ACT. One with a learning disability needed to obtain a specific score, the other one was offered dual scholarships because he was able to obtain a higher score. Both are attending D1 schools with scholarships and participating on their sport’s teams. Thanks to Kellie’s knowledge of how colleges provide scholarships, we are able to pay for their out-of-state university (no reciprocity) and private university tuitions."

Melissa Wargin

Facilities Manager

"Kellie worked with our daughter on both ACT prep and college admissions. She was instrumental in tapping into our daughter's confidence, allowing her to realize her potential - not only as a student but a student-athlete specifically. I was amazed watching the connection grow between the two. Kellie has a deep talent for working with teens. She was able to get our daughter to tell her true story: likes, dislikes, growth areas, and challenges, then surface it back to our daughter letting her know these were her words, her passion areas, etc.

Kellie is a true gem - as an advisor to our daughter and as a person. She is so gifted in her work. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking to help set their young adult up for college, or quite frankly, life :)"

Suzie O'Gorman

Chief Of Staff, Optum Financial Services Technology at UnitedHealth Group

Now that we’re on the other side of the college application process (accepted with scholarships!) I cannot begin to tell you how lucky we were to have hired UConfidence for our senior’s college application process. Kellie is friendly, honest, and realistic at all times; she knows what she’s doing. One of the things we really appreciated about Kellie was how she began our working relationship - by listening. She asked so many questions in person PLUS a written questionairre! It was fantastic though, because she got to really know our child outside of her grades, scores, and activities. This was how Kellie was able to construct a highly personalized list of prospective schools, many of which weren’t ones we had ever considered. Kellie walked us through the options, narrowing down the choices to a solid 10. From there it was essay support, timeline management, checklists, and a lot of hand-holding. In the end, she made the process feel easy for us and reduced the stress for my child. 

If you are considering help for your college-bound senior, choose Kellie at UConfidence. Trust me. You’ll be so glad you did!


Melissa C. Mark, MD

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