Bonnie R. Rabin, Ph.D.
Personalized Educational, College Admissions and Career Consultation Services

561.509.0021  |  607.280.4905     

Experience the Difference!
 Expert Knowledge & Caring Support   

Bonnie R. Rabin, Ph.D.
focuses on guiding students and career professionals to better position themselves to reach educational and career goals. You'll receive unlimited one-on-one attention to create a focused and personalized strategic educational plan.  

With over thirty years experience as a university professor, admissions committee member and HR Consultant, you're invited to leverage her extensive knowledge of university curricula and career opportunities.

Be inspired! 
Educational & College Admissions Consulting:
  • Academic assessment and extracurricular planning and refinement.
  • Customized solutions for effective study habits, time management and test taking strategies
  • Assistance with college research and program majors to create a list of target, reach and likely admit schools.
  • Negotiating and maximizing your financial aid award, including targeted scholarship search
  • Guided college application assistance and review, including application deadline management.
  • Admissions essay- finding your niche, topic development and guided editing of multiple drafts of your Common Application core and supplemental essays and Scholarships
    Summer Internships/Co-ops, REU and research assistantships application support
  • Evaluating potential gap year programs and your admissions offers 

Career Services:

  • Customized and personalized attention   
  • Resume, cover letters and networking  
  • Coaching for new graduates
  • Guidance for career changes
  • Assisted preparation and review of cover letters
  • Coaching and practice for effective job and promotion interviews
  • Negotiating a salary offer or a raise

AP Exams - Last Minute Tips

Links to Recent Newsletters

Complimentary Summer Activities 8th -10th

June College Application Workshop  for Juniors

I want to extend best wishes to everyone for a strong finish to the school year.

To students beginning AP exams Monday, you've learned much this school year and I encourage you to spend the balance of your time focusing on review of what you know best.    

Being well rested can enhance your test-day performance.  
Enjoy this video by Cornell Psychologist, Dr. James Maas

Best of luck on your exams.   Remember, if one exam doesn't go well,  
keep your focus on the next scheduled exam.

Reminder: SATII subject test registration is still open for June 2017
SATII Subject Test Registration Link

A few last minute tips:
  • Reiterating: Cramming on your weaker topics is less effective than reinforcing the topics you know well.  
    You can become easily frustrated and waste valuable time trying to learn something new. 
    Use the time towards maintenance of your confidence of how much you know.
  • History exams - review your outlines for the finite number of anticipated short and long responses. (see grading rubrics below)
  • Science and math exams- review application of important formulae
  • If your teacher didn't share rubrics, you can Google grading rubrics and see previously graded exams.  This can be an eye-opener!  Here are a few of interest:

  • Change your calculator batteries!   
    The display of bright vibrant digits is refreshing.
  • Pack high energy protein snacks and
    back-up pens and pencils for the long exam day.
  • IF YOU ARE ILL or your ALLERGIES are overwhelming on the day of your scheduled AP exam, do NOT take the exam.  
AP make-up days
Wednesday May 17 to Friday May 19

Please enjoy links to some of my recent newsletters:


It's Time for Reflections:  
As the end of the school year is within sight, I invite all students to reflect upon goals set in August.  Which of these were easily achievable?  Why?  What have you learned about yourself and how you approach learning and your time that works well and what will you change for the next academic year?

Parents, how have you changed as your student continues to develop their strengths?

At our end-of-year conference, we'll review your accomplishments both within and outside the classroom as well as identify opportunities for growth to realize personalized educational goals.   



I am thrilled to again offer complimentary summer career and educational independent projects for 8th to 10th grade clients and new clients signing a Comprehensive package. 

Best Wishes for a strong finish to the school year!

  CLASS of 2017 GIFT IDEA:  What is on your college dorm shopping list?

Bonnie R. Rabin, Ph.D.
Educational and College Admissions Consultant
HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS   -- There are still a few spaces remaining in my June College Application Workshop.    Click below for detailed information on my webpage.

All clients have complimentary access to the June workshop and exclusive access to the Fall Sunday Afternoon Writers' Block series.

Bonnie R. Rabin, Ph.D.




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