Dr. Castilla relates well to both parents and their children. Families work together without always stressing & arguing about college. Under his guidance, students thrive.
As teenagers get ready to transition to college and young adulthood, they’re also going through an exciting journey of self-discovery. They want someone to lead, encourage, and challenge them so that they can succeed. It’s really important to find someone that your family trusts and feels comfortable with. A renowned expert in college counseling and youth leadership development, Dr. Castilla brings a strong engagement and personal commitment to his work. He empowers teenagers & young adults and helps them learn important life skills which allow them to maximize their personal and academic potential. These include:
Developing & expanding their intellectual curiosity
Gaining greater motivation & focus
Becoming a lot more competitive
Developing healthier attitudes in order to make much better lifestyle choices
For Dr. Castilla, providing strong leadership & having the ability to listen are very important. Especially since as teens strive to become more independent, they often want someone besides their parents to help them get ready for college. It’s difficult for parents to understand that their kids sometimes do not want to discuss all of their plans for college, applications, nor the subject matter of the essays they are writing.
Teens are trying to become more independent and grow up. Nonetheless, there are positive ways for parents to help their kids succeed.
- Dr. Castilla helps families communicate better by transmitting each individual’s needs and expectations. Approachable and intuitive, he offers effective advice so that parents stay involved, while giving their child the autonomy that they will need to succeed in college.
- Parents and their kids can now live their own lives without always arguing about the college admission process. As a result, families are in a better position to work towards the common goal of getting their child into a college that is an outstanding fit.
There is a lot of unnecessary stress and fear about the college admissions process. I've had the privilege to work with many different types of students and believe that getting ready for college should be purposeful and fun. Parents appreciate my ability to provide their children with the leadership and support that they need in order to succeed. Through my work, I've learned that teenagers appreciate someone besides their parents & teachers to help them keep focused, motivated, and on track. I also understand that parents are busy and don't always want to "be a nudge" to their kids. Under my guidance, families are able to maintain a healthy peace of mind so that their children can focus on getting accepted into universities that are an outstanding fit.