College Counseling

Zinc offers comprehensive college counseling services. While many of our clients work with wonderful college counselors through their schools, some need earlier and more individualized attention.

Application Review 

Zinc’s collective experience is vast. Our tutors have ushered thousands of students through the college process and understand how to help them get their story on the page.

Personal Statements 

A cookie-cutter personal statement gives admissions officers an easy reason to say no. We help students answer the question: What story can you tell that no one else can? This can be a tough assignment for many teens who have their hands full just keeping up with school. Zinc excels at helping teens find their voice.

Full Service College Counseling

Zinc’s college counselor, Anne Pratt, graduated Princeton in 1987, and started her career teaching middle and high school math and history before joining the college counseling departments of several prestigious schools. She went on to run the college counseling departments of Greenwich Academy, Spence, and Breck School. 

After more than 15 years working as a college counselor in an independent school setting, she transitioned to private college counseling, which she has been doing ever since. All told, Anne has worked with several hundred students on their college applications, and shepherded thousands of applications through the process. She is currently based with her family in Minneapolis and works remotely with Zinc clients.


Contact us to discuss these services.