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Ian Parker

Throughout his career as an educator and tutor, Ian has found that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to college. As a Master Tutor at The Princeton Review and instructor with the Fullerton and Long Beach school districts, he has discussed with families the value of conducting comprehensive analysis and collecting data to assess each student’s needs, goals, and interests when making academic decisions. When he’s not working with students, Ian keeps up with the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, hikes with his dog, and can offer astute opinions on what makes a good Philly cheesesteak.

Choosing a College

How Do I Help My Child Pick A College?
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By Ian Parker
April 18, 2022 | 3 minute read

Well, this is it – or, as the mom of one of my students told me the other day, “That’s a wrap!” For most high school seniors, applications have been submitted, admission decisions have been...

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Choosing a College

To Do Great Research, Try Thinking Smaller
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By Ian Parker
March 17, 2021 | 7 minute read

I’m a professional college counselor, so I know a thing or two about colleges. But when you live in a country with over 4,000 degree-granting institutions, there’s always more to learn.

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