Recorded and Upcoming Webinars (and In-Person Events)

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Neighborhood Conversation Series: Unraveling College Admissions (Magruder High School)

The College Coaches will help you understand the college application process and provide tips for reducing stress and achieving a winning outcome!

Topics Include:

What’s changed?

What do colleges consider?

Where to put your best efforts

Dos and Don’ts

Presentation will start at 7:00 followed by Q&A. 

If you can not make this date, consider viewing our recorded webinars or scheduling a free introduction with Kathleen.

Please click on February 1 to the right to register and receive a zoom invitation. 
Kathleen Glynn-Sparrow is the Founder and Head Coach for The College Coaches. Previously, she was the Director of College Counseling at the McLean School in Potomac, MD.  Kathleen also worked at Stone Ridge in Bethesda, MD, in college counseling and as the head of the English Department. She also served as Director of College Counseling at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD.  She taught at The Ben Franklin Academy in Atlanta, GA, where she counseled students challenged with learning style differences, substance abuse recovery, and motivational issues. Kathleen earned her B.A. from Duke University and her M.Ed. from Emory University.
Damian Garcia has spent over 17 years working with students and families on “both sides of the desk” – for college admissions and for high school applicants. Damian joined the office of admissions at the University of Rochester and successfully launched and implemented the Regional Admissions Director program, overseeing all recruitment and application reviews for the Mid-Atlantic and Southern states. After ten years, he was recruited to join Johns Hopkins University as the Associate Director for Access and Diversity in the undergraduate admissions office. Damian currently works as a Director of College Counseling at Glenelg Country School in Ellicott City, MD.   
Damian has his B.A. in African & African American Studies from the University of Rochester and an 
M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Drexel University. 

Selected Webinar Recordings from our YouTube Channel:

Detailed Information Below Gallery.
“Money Matters and Stress Stinks: Tame the Tension when Applying to and Paying for College”

The College Funding Coach joins The College Coaches to share their expertise on the following:

  • How can you create a game plan to manage the anxiety of the college application process at home?
  • When and how to talk as a family about planning financially for college (it’s earlier than you think!)
  • What is an EFC (Expected Family Contribution), and why does it matter?
  • What changes are coming to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)?
  • How can you manage differing expectations between parent and child throughout the college process without ruining the relationship?
Link to our YouTube Channel to view, and subscribe for more!
The Atazar reservoir and dam in the mountain range of Madrid.
“A Good College Should Fit Like a Pair of Mom Jeans – So Should Your College Coaching Team!”

The College Coaches and Compass Education Group  will help you “get comfortable” with the college process and standardized testing.

  • Why is a Good College “Fit” Critical?
  • Test Prep Timing? Tutor or Class? SAT or ACT?
  • Sanity Saving Advice Worth $1,000,000 (for free!)

Link to our YouTube Channel to view, and subscribe for more!