I came to Marcia Kramer completely clueless and overwhelmed about the college search for my son. I needn't have worried though, as she "got" my poorly equipped, super-smart, ADD son quickly. As a kid who would never accept help, he actually was happy to work with Marcia from the get-go. Miraculous!
My take is that Marcia Kramer has a mission, and it's a refreshing one. To her each kid is unique, and her job is to figure out what the right fit is for them to have a successful college experience.
Her college help is also almost as much, if not more, about moving parents from fixating on prepping their child for a desired set of colleges, to making a realistic match that works. Guidance is practical, forward-focused. Once a college list is developed, she keeps everyone focused, with a well-prioritized to-do list. She brings in great people to help the kids do everything themselves while making sure things stay on-track.
Marcia talks straight with the kids and knows their world intimately. She is knowledgeable and tells it like it is. There's no superior, patronizing attitude, or fear of working outside the box with kids, she is practical like a carpenter (let's build this house!), all of which my son really appreciated. She also knows an amazing amount about all the colleges out there.
My son is half-finished with his applications. I can't believe it, but we all are feeling calm, far more informed, and, dare I say, centered, about the whole process.