Carolina || Education Doctoral Student, Oregon State
Neha || Student, American River Community College
Erick || Father of Isaac, Student at USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Marisela || Mother of Vanessa, Student at University of Michigan
Siria helped us through the application process, guided us through financial insecurities whether we could afford big universities for our 3 kids. She gave us the tools we needed and confidence to apply. Our 3 kids were accepted to UC Davis, USC and University of Michigan, some with little or no debt. Our kids still reach out to Siria for guidance on Graduate programs, PHD programs and financial questions. Our family wouldn’t have been able to accomplish this wonderful journey without her guidance and support. Thank you to Siria!!
Nefertiti || Mother of Jaelyn, Student at FIT Manhattan
You can never be too informed when it comes to college preparedness. Tanisha Burrus is a wealth of knowledge and having someone like her in your corner as a parent is imperative! I wish I had come across her services sooner in the process of my daughter’s college applications. Trying to navigate through college websites, figuring out deadlines and looking for money can be quite frustrating and confusing. Within moments of reviewing my daughter’s application and resume, Tanisha was able to offer information and guide me through things that my daughter’s college had failed to explain. I can’t emphasize enough how investing in a workshop with University Bound Consulting can really make the entire process of college preparedness easier. Currently my Daughter is attending FIT Manhattan and even walked in New York Fashion Week within her first 10 days there!
Debbie || Graduate Student at Pepperdine
There are people that we meet in life that help us with encouragement or support us through trying times, and then there are those people who have a profound affect on our futures. Siria Martinez is one of those rare people who not only gave me encouragement to reach for my goals and supported me in trying times, but she was a strong force who helped me to visualize dreams I never thought were possible. When I met Siria, I had thoughts of going beyond my undergraduate degree, but felt it was unlikely because of my life circumstances. I went through trying times academically and personally, and Siria's wisdom, advice, and encouragement helped me persevere and ultimately excel academically, and find balance in my personal life. I am truly grateful to have had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Siria and value her leadership in directing me toward a successful future.
Lisa || Mother of UT-Austin, Texas Wesleyan & Baylor University Graduates
Barbara || Mother of High School Student
Ms. Burrus helped Hannah stay on top of all the deadlines that were needed, starting her freshman year in high school. Sometimes other parents or school notices would question about a scholarship deadline or college event, but when I would check with Hannah, it would already have been done because Hannah responded so well to Ms. Burrus' suggestions and advice. When Hannah would tell me that she was struggling with something academically or socially, Ms. Burrus would have already known about it, helping Hannah become more independent and responsible for her choices and decisions. I really liked how Ms. Burrus was always encouraging, able to smile and laugh as she encouraged both Hannah and myself through some delicate and sometimes overwhelming deadlines or applications. I especially liked how Ms. Burrus was able to coach Hannah on scholarships that seemed right for Hannah.
Emily || Graduate of UT Dallas
Going through the college application process can be difficult, but with some guidance from Mrs. Burrus, I completed it. Whether it was reviewing essays or giving advice on résumés, she was there every step of the way. Most importantly, she got to know me and my aspirations, even recommending schools I would never think of. Without her, I quite literally would not have even thought to apply to the college I'm about to graduate from!
Obdulio || Engineering Graduate Student at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
Much of my success I owe to you Siria, your willingness to go out of your way to help any student that came to you is more than respectable. It is a trait that is often undervalued but critical in the success of students. Working with you was always a pleasure and the fact that you are very approachable and trustworthy makes you a credible go-to source for advice and guidance. I appreciate the fact that you were always very professional and knowledgeable and always sought help in case you didn’t know an answer; this instilled confidence in your guidance. Promises you kept and followed up on each of your students. You are a great cheerleader and you are one of the first people I want to share my accomplishments with. You are always there when it most counts, thank you!
June || Mother of Inae, High School Student
University Bound was a blessing to my family. We have poured our heart and life into preparing our daughter for college. However, her senior year she began to experience anxiety and feel overwhelmed by the college application process. After just one meeting with Siria her anxiety went away. Siria walked her through the application process. She showed my daughter that the writing prompts were a way to showcase her life experiences and to stand out. My daughter was accepted to every single university she applied to. I fully trust and recommend University Bound to anyone who is in need of making the college application process more manageable.
Lila Gilliam || High School Student
Lisa G. || Mother of Misa, High School Student
Mrs. Burrus has been instrumental in my daughter's life for the past two years. Her services are irreplaceable from one on one counseling focused on picking the right honor and AP courses, helping her narrow her field of study, researching colleges that best fit her needs to arranging college tours. As a high school junior, my daughter is confident about her college picks and ready with little anxiety with the help of Mrs. Burrus. I cannot imagine where we would be without Mrs. Burrus and her college prep services. Thank you!
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