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PHILOSOPHY OF PRACTICE


The importance of fit.
Dr. Antonoff’s goal is to help students and parents select schools that are educationally, socially, and emotionally appropriate—in short, schools that “fit” the student and will allow the individual to learn, grow, and succeed.

The single most important factor in making a sound educational choice is knowledge. Dr. Antonoff offers students and their families comprehensive knowledge gleaned from

  • visits to colleges, independent schools, and programs for at-risk teens
  • professional interaction with college and school administrators, faculty, and students
  • personal research to uncover new information as well as verify data on such factors as admission, financial aid, academic offerings, social environment, and extracurricular activities
  • follow-up contact with thousands of former advisees regarding their experiences at their chosen schools
  • interaction with the hundreds of professional counselors he has taught through the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Irvine.

Of course, just as important is the self-knowledge and the perspective that students and parents bring to the consultation. Dr. Antonoff believes that the consultation experience can be a journey of discovery—even for students who are self-aware and parents who think they know their child inside and out. The process not only enables students to define themselves and determine what really matters to them but also helps parents see their child with new eyes.

Dr. Antonoff works in tandem with the student and family to find educational options that are appropriate for the student’s individual abilities and personal goals. He consults with students who are gifted and those who struggle academically, students who have their lives “mapped out” and those who have no idea of what they want to study, students who are at risk because of poor choices and those who have already established themselves as scholars and leaders, students who come from private schools and a privileged upbringing and those who may be the first in their family to attend college.

 

From a student…
Without your help, I would have never looked any further than state schools. I am thrilled with all of the doors that you have helped me open for my future.

Dr. Antonoff is committed to making counseling available to all students so that every young adult has access to information that just might be life-changing. Full and half scholarships are available each year for consultation services.

Three types of one-on-one educational consulting are available.
College Choice
Boarding school choice
Options for at-risk teens