Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Powerful Resource To Help Create A College-Bound Culture Among America's Youth

New book helps to give kids a competitive 'edge' when preparing them for college


Monica Betson-Montgomery knows exactly what it takes to give kids a competitive 'edge' when preparing them for college – during her career she has personally read and scored more than 20,000 freshman applications for the University of California at Berkeley!

Combining her vast experience and knowledge, Montgomery came up with a comprehensive, successful strategy for better preparing children to be competitive college applicants. The Keys to College: A Road Map for Parents to Guide Their Children (MM & Associates) by Monica Betson-Montgomery is a resourceful handbook that demystifies the steps needed to prepare parents and their children for college. Written in a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand style, this book is a must-read for parents wanting to effectively navigate their way through their student's educational career, from grade school through high school - and beyond!  

Packed with concise and accurate information, it offers powerful tools for any parent dedicated to the ongoing education of their student. Chapters include topics such as, Reaching Out for Help, Establishing Good Study Habits, College Pre-Requisites & Recommended Subjects, Different Types of Colleges and, of special interest to many, a chapter on Financing College. Also, in a chapter titled Sample Student Profiles, the author not only gives essay examples but goes on to analyze the essay's that include assessments. Her examples and explanations are well thought out and easy to follow and the assessments are extremely enlightening.

The author has simplified what can often be a complex process by providing a step-by-step road map that lays the groundwork for parents to prepare and execute a plan that will give their child an advantage in this very competitive educational environment.  

About the author:

Monica Betson Montgomery completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and later completed her MBA at St. Mary's College of Moraga. The Keys to College is her second book. Her first work, You Too Can Prepare Your Child for College, was inspired by the ongoing need to increase parent awareness of the education process and the importance of their role therein.  She also subsequently designed a series of interactive workshops for parents and students that complement the book.

Monica and her husband commit a great deal of time and resources to impoverished communities to help ensure that information and opportunities are provided where the need is greatest. For more information, please visit: www.universitykeys.com .
 
Available at Amazon.com
The Keys to College: A Road Map for Parents to Guide Their Children
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: MM & Associates
Language: English and Spanish
ISBN-10: 0692004823
ISBN-13: 978-0692004821




Book Praise:

The Honorable Myrtle V. Walker, President of Drew Health Foundation. Inc: "As a mother, grandmother, and now a great grandmother, I truly wish The Keys to College had been written during my early years as a parent. My children attended public schools and I spent a great deal of time on campus with very few resources at my disposal to guide me. ”
     

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