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About LGC

Message from Laura George 

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Welcome to LGC! As a fellow parent, I know how stressful the high school years can be for teenagers and their families. Applying to college often adds another layer of pressure to the equation. The process has changed since our generation applied to college, becoming much more opaque, complicated, and confusing for parents and students to confidently navigate. 

I founded LGC to help families and students chart a clear path forward to their best-fit colleges. Over time, I have thoughtfully assembled an expert team of college consultants, essay coaches, ACT/SAT tutors, and parent liaisons. We seek to partner with your family and your child to meet you where you are in the process, starting as early as middle school. 

Throughout our partnership with your family, we are proud to serve as your “go to” source of expertise, advice, and support. We are compassionate, supportive cheerleaders just as much as we are knowledgeable consultants/coaches/tutors, and we are all invested in empowering students to gain admission to the colleges that represent the BEST fit for each of them.

We invite you to reach out to us today to get the conversation started about your child’s unique journey to college. Together, we’ll chart a clear path forward.

Sincerely,

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LGC History 

After studying psychology at Duke University, working in advertising, and earning her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Laura George started a career in marketing. 

When her oldest son (of four!) was born in 2002, Laura decided to combine her entrepreneurial spirit with her passion for mentoring students to form Get it Write Consulting. She had served as a full-time student member of the Admissions Committee during her two years at Kellogg and had learned to thoroughly review applications. Combining these unique insights with her experience writing for both the Duke and Kellogg newspapers, serving as a copywriter, and attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Laura launched Get it Write Consulting to assist high school students with their college application essays. She also trained to become an ACT/SAT tutor and started to tutor individual students in the area.

In 2016, Laura decided to incorporate as Laura George Consulting, LLC and devote more of her time to serving the needs of area high school students as an ACT/SAT tutor, college essay coach, and application specialist. She perceived a need for an alternative to the chain tutoring companies that did not offer students customized one-on-one instruction or continuity in tutors from lesson to lesson. Laura also heard from many parents who did not know how to navigate the increasingly complex application protocols with their children and/or could not confidently advise them on writing meaningful college essays.

Laura started with one table in a small office in Lincolnshire, IL as the sole employee of her company. Since then, she has had the good fortune of assisting hundreds of students, and the success of her methods and passion for empowering students to reach their full potential led to many kind endorsements and referrals.

Today, Laura and an incredible staff of Parent Liaisons, ACT/SAT Tutors, Educational Consultants, and College Application/Essay Coaches have moved to a much more spacious suite of offices in Lincolnshire. We also opened a second location in Barrington, IL in late 2018 to serve more families in the NW Chicago area. We have since expanded our services to be accessible to families across the U.S. and internationally via Zoom.

Despite our company's growth, we continue to place great emphasis on maintaining a personal and customized experience for every student. Our Parent Liaisons are caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, and eager to assist families throughout the high school and college planning process. Our tutors, coaches, and consultants are equally passionate about the work they do and in helping students increase confidence in their abilities and themselves.

We offer comprehensive assistance throughout the high school and college planning process, with services that include high school and college planning consultationsACT/SAT tutoring, and college application and essay coaching.

Please contact us today to learn more about how we partner with students and families throughout the college planning process.

Service Areas

We serve families and students via Zoom from across the US and around the globe. Our in-person service area includes Chicago, Cook County, Lake County and McHenry County and the following cities and surrounding areas:

  • Algonquin

  • Antioch

  • Arlington Heights

  • Barrington

  • Barrington Hills

  • Buffalo Grove

  • Carpentersville

  • Cary

  • Crystal Lake

  • Deer Park

  • Deerfield

  • Evanston

  • Fox River Grove

  • Glencoe

  • Glenview

  • Grayslake

  • Hawthorn Woods

  • Highland Park

  • Highwood

  • Inverness

  • Island Lake

  • Kenilworth

  • Kildeer

  • Lake Barrington

  • Lake Bluff

  • Lake Forest

  • Lake Zurich

  • Libertyville

  • Lincolnshire

  • Long Grove

  • Mount Prospect

  • Mundelein

  • Naperville

  • Northbrook

  • Northfield

  • Palatine

  • Park Ridge

  • Prospect Heights

  • Riverwoods

  • Rolling Meadows

  • South Barrington

  • Vernon Hills

  • Wauconda

  • Wheeling

  • Wilmette

  • Winnetka

DID YOU KNOW?

At LGC, we are guided by the founding principles that reflect our origins as a small, community-based service business. Our mission is to provide personalized guidance and support to each unique student and family. We partner with you with the same level of care and support, whether that is via an in-person session conducted in one of our suburban Chicago-area offices or via a Zoom session conducted in the comfort of your home, whether you live down the street or anywhere throughout the US or internationally.