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Don Betterton | Al “Doc” Snider | Deborah A. Ernst | Kestin Gussoff

Don Betterton, Betterton College Consulting

don_80In January 2010, we established an affiliation agreement with Don Betterton, a highly regarded and experienced college admissions and financial aid professional, giving Position U 4 College LLC licensed access to Don’s unique BCP Evaluator™ college list planning tool, which allows students to match their credentials with a college’s selectivity. Don served as the Director of Financial Aid at Princeton University for over thirty years. Don also served on Princeton’s Admission Committee and is familiar with college admissions from policy level discussions to the evaluation of student credentials. He has counseled hundreds of students on how to prepare both inside and outside the classroom to meet their educational goals.

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Alfred E. Snider

AlDOCSniderAlfred E. “Doc” Snider is a seasoned high school educator who has worked with Kris Hintz since 2010 to create and lead numerous parent and student workshops relevant to the college process. Every summer, Al leads Common Application Workshops to help high school seniors master the electronic application and communicate their distinctive strengths through this form used by over 500 colleges and universities. In June 2015, Al retired as Chair of the Science Department at Monroe Woodbury High School, where he taught Science and Mathematics for over thirty years. During his education career, Al has taught Honors, Regents & General Biology; Honors, Regents & General Chemistry; Physical Science; Earth Science; and Mathematics.

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Deborah A. Ernst

DeborahErnstProfile1Deborah A. Ernst is an experienced and highly respected high school educator and guidance counselor who has partnered with Kris Hintz since 2011 to guide students in the college application process. Deborah participates in the Common Application Workshop; guides essay brainstorming, development, and editing; helps students prepare resumes and practice for interviews; and offers advice on learning disabilities and family issues. Separate from Position U 4 College’s services, Deborah can be privately engaged for ACT preparation.

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Kestin Gussoff

kestin-gussoffKestin Gussoff Kestin Gussoff is a college admissions professional with a graduate degree in high school education, who has partnered with Kris Hintz since 2013 to guide students in the college application process. Kestin participates in the Common Application Workshop; guides essay brainstorming, development and editing; and participates in college and career preparation workshops for college freshmen.

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