Wasserman continues helping students through college services

March 2, 2009 — by Karthik Annaamalai and Guy Quanrud

Despite retiring from her position as an assistant principal of guidance of last year, Gail Wasserman has continued to pursue her career by starting a college consulting business. Wasserman hopes to guide students through the college process, trying to make it easier for the students.

“I knew for a long time that I wanted to continue working with high school students after I retired,” said Wasserman. “I decided to focus on the college application process because it is a complex realm and one I know well.”

Wasserman, who worked at Saratoga High for 15 years, hopes to help students and parents cope with the stress of college applications by “planning and monitoring college preparation.”

Wasserman’s service, which opened in late 2007 and is located in downtown Saratoga, offers many services, such as help with obtaining teacher recommendations and with the financial aid application.

Junior Elena Rees attended Wasserman’s business and thought that Wasserman was very helpful because she was understanding.

“[Wasserman] goes through your priorities,” said Rees. “She also sorts out college recommendation letters.”

Rees first went to Wasserman’s business with her sister. Both enjoyed the experience and felt that it would better to prepare them for college.

“I think going to her clinic would be beneficial to any student,” said Rees, “because it makes the college process a lot easier and less stressful.”

For information, check Wasserman’s website www.wassermancollegeconsulting.com.

5 views this week