At Begin from Within, we provide personal, friendly service in a caring and inspirational environment for high school and college students.  We believe the nurturing atmosphere of our services will allow our students to discover their best selves aligned with their most appropriate post-secondary plans, based on their talents, passions, and aspirations. We pride ourselves on tailoring our services to your individual needs. Private sessions include:


  • Transcript review
  • SAT/ACT counseling & tutoring referral
  • Organized personal timetable
  • Career counseling
  • Indvidualized college search
  • ​Preparations for college visits and interviews
  • Essay development & critique
  • Activities resume development
  • Application support
  • Financial aid referral 





"Jen took the time to listen to and connect with A. and really understood what she struggled with. Jen helped A. to organize her thoughts and to weigh her options and choices  based on her interests. Jen suggested things we had never thought of!"

 Jill, Ontario, NY

College Planning Services



"With Jen's guidance, my daughter was able to put together a very clear and concise essay that reflected her passion for serving others. Jen also worked with my daughter on a scholarship presentation, giving her "presentation tips" and ways to connect with her audience. I credit Jen for helping my daughter feel confident about what she had to say."

​Marcia, Rochester, NY