Dr. Garrett coaches motivated secondary students (and families) in the crucial transition from high school to college. She works primarily with young people aged 15 - 22 in:

  • achieving college readiness, access, and success;

  • finding, creating, and developing meaningful extracurricular activities, internships, jobs, and passion projects; 

  • acquiring college-level research, writing, and speaking skills (as a TED-Ed Club facilitator, Dr. Garrett supports students in developing TED Talks on topics of their choosing);

  • completing application processes (for summer programs, STEM and humanities competitions, publication opportunities, undergraduate study, and scholarships).

Dr. Garrett serves as Director of Educational Consulting for GPS Academy Great Neck, the Long Island office of a private global firm offering individualized support for ambitious, competitive students (grades 8-12 as well as transfer and graduate students).

She also runs Long Island Scholars a 501(c)(3) which supports under-resourced public high school students in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York in college and career readiness and access. Scholars receive individualized coaching in:

  • researching, developing, preparing and applying for pre-college activities, programs, competitions;

  • developing and writing their resumes;

  • approaching college admissions (applications, essays, and financial aid) strategically;

  • planning and preparing for standardized tests; 

  • planning and preparing for International Baccalaureate exams;

  • writing effectively in multiple genres for high school, college, career.

Dr. Garrett has served on faculties (and received recognition and honors for her teaching and writing) at Yale, Barnard/Columbia, and Stony Brook Universities in Theater, English, and Writing and Rhetoric. She has also taught English as a second/foreign language in the U.S. and in Europe.



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