Hi, I’m Barbara Leventhal, an educational strategist and founder of Educonsulting in Boca Raton, Florida. I strive to put college and career planning in the context of the student's life by inspiring middle and high school students to inquire about their possibilities for the future. I work with students and their families locally, domestically and internationally, giving them the step-by-step guidance needed for submitting standout applications.
You can count on me to be at your child’s side every step of the way, in person or through video conference. I’m here to give your family the advice you need, when you need it. I want to help your family Plan to Achieve success.
As a lifetime educator and mentor with more than 30 years experience, I can help your child stand out from the pool of applicants by showcasing his or her unique story, while providing guidance in making one life’s biggest decisions, which college to attend. Whatever you need, from creating a balanced college list, to help on an essay, to suggestions for meaningful summer classes and community service projects, or a complete comprehensive college plan, I am here to help.
Professional Member: Independent Educational Consultants Association(IECA) and the Small Boarding Schools Association(SBSA).
I am an educational strategist with more than 30 years of experience in education and mentorship, and I am dedicated to helping your child succeed. As we chart the path to achievement for your child, I draw on my background as a teacher, reading specialist, division director, and director of admissions at various public and independent schools. This experience, paired with frequent visits to colleges and boarding school, has afforded me a high level of expertise that only serves to benefit your child’s educational experience.
I believe that every child’s potential is limitless, and that learning is the key to opening all doors. I have worked with middle and high school students continuously since the day I graduated from college, and have yet to come across a student I did not like. I wake up every day excited to learn what’s new in education and how I can apply that information to my students’ lives.
Every child has a unique set of interests and skills that can be cultivated by empowering him or her to make a correlation to real world experiences. My job is to help students explore who they are, where they are going, and how they will get there. My goal is to put college and career planning in the context of your middle or high school student’s life by inspiring your child to inquire about the possibilities for the future, but most importantly by teaching them to develop plans that facilitate achievement. When my students apply to college, they are able to clearly articulate their passions, talents, contributions to the community, and goals for the future — that is what sets them apart.
“When I first started working with Barbara in high school, I had no idea how I was going to write all the essays for my applications. I felt overwhelmed. It was a detailed process, but Barb kept me on track. She guided my family and me through the many decisions involved in the college admission process, calmed us when we were worried, and made it possible for us to get through the whole process with minimal stress. When it came time to apply to grad school, I went back to Barb again because of how much value she added. Thanks, Barb, I was admitted to all three of my top choice grad schools!”
Spanish River High School (Class of 2013); Indiana University(Class of 2017)
“I was accepted at all of my top schools and was awarded over $200,000 in merit aid, so YES, Barb’s guidance really made a difference. She gave me actionable feedback that allowed me to improve my essays; we worked together, revising my essays until they were perfect. She managed and respected my workload by scheduling frequent short meetings. I completed all ten of my applications by the early deadline, so I could take advantage of the early admission opportunities and merit aid.”
Scotch Plains/Fanwood High School,NJ (Class of 2017); University of Michigan (Class of 2021)
“We know we are not alone in how we feel about you. You are so much more than a coach to your students and their families. Your support and genuine interest in our children’s success and well-being is both touching and invaluable.”
Parents of Mia W. Saint Andrew’s School(Class of 2013) and SMU (Class of 2017) and Ryan W. (Class of 2016), Saint Andrew’s School
“My parents and I were excited and nervous when I traveled from Brazil to the US alone to attend a two-week summer Business Bootcamp at Drexel University in Philadelphia. My goal was to experience a taste of college in the US before applying. I got so much more. I lived in the dorms, made great friends and improved my English. Thank-you Barbara, I loved Drexel and I can’t wait to go to college in the US.”
Pueri Domus HS, Sao Paolo, Brazil (Class of 2018)
I am a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, National Association of College Admissions Counselors, and the Small Boarding Schools Association.