Ms. Hoy is an exceptional teacher, who not only strives to prepare kids academically but for the long run as well. Her experience and knowledge in the college field is exceptional. You may think you know the process, but there’s actually a lot more unknown than known.
-Priya, UCSB C/O 2019
Applying for college is a hard and tedious time for high school students. Vielka has mentored and guided my daughter through this process. Her experience and knowledge has made applying for college easier for my daughter and also gave me peace of mind knowing she was doing all she can to get into the right school. My daughter was accepted into her two top college choices, all thanks to the help of Vielka. I could never thank her enough!
-Teri, mom of Sarah, SFSU C/O 2019
How I wish I had someone like Ms. Hoy when I was a high school student. I had absolutely no support in navigating the college process and regret the path that I naively chose. In working with her (as a fellow teacher), I see how her advice radically changes a student’s understanding of what is possible. Students gain insight on how the college they choose now might drastically impact their future opportunities, they learn strategies pertaining to financial aid, and become more empowered in what can be viewed as an overwhelming process.
I really hope that parents and young folks take advantage of the services you’re offering. There’s lots of information that I wish I hadn’t found out the hard way. It would’ve been good to know some stuff BEFORE I got to college!
-Safi, college graduate
So I just got back from my summer orientation at UCSC and I am totally in love with the school and can’t wait to start my education there. I was thinking about how I got here, and I thought I would be damned if I never truly thanked the people who got me here. I don’t think I have ever been this happy and proud of something in my life! So I guess I just wanted to say a truly sincere Thank you for everything that you have done for me and for every kid out there like me who you have helped! All your advice and just encouragement of students help in ways that I don’t understand! I don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for you and telling me that UCSC was a good choice, so thank you for that!!
Sincerely and with much thanks,
-Jason, UCSC C/O 2020
Having someone who is well-experienced with the college application process proved most useful to me, as I often worry over the tiniest details. It was even emotionally beneficial for me, that Ms. Hoy was available at almost any time to answer even the most seemingly trivial of questions.
-Chloe, Duke University C/O 2020
Ms. Hoy gave great support and guidance that allowed me to feel confident in my college applications.
-Martin, UC Davis C/O 2020