Meet our team of experts who assist Brand College Consulting and our clients:
College Essay Expert
Jackie Buehler just completed her Bachelor’s degree and will be joining CCISD as a certified teacher in Fall 2016. She will work with Mrs. Brand and student clients on their college essays this summer.
Writing and College Expert
Jean Darnell is a librarian in Fort Bend ISD with over 8 years experience teaching English in high schools. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Library and Information Science at UHCL and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English, History and Music from Baylor University. She will be assisting students with college and scholarship essays.
Tutors and Teachers
SAT/ACT Math Tutor
Daniel Rangel is a current Engineering major at the University of Houston. He began working with Brand College Consulting in early 2012 and has assisted over 200 students with test prep strategies and skills. He specializes in the Math sections of both the SAT and ACT.
Jackie Buehler is a current teacher in CCISD. She specializes in the Reading, English and Writing sections of the SAT and ACT.
Ashton Marchand tutored for us in 2012 and 2013 and is back! She left for the University of North Texas but is returning to Houston for nursing school at University of Texas Health Science Center.
Website Design Expert
Suzanne Burton is the owner of Burton Consulting Group, who worked with Jolyn Brand, to create this beautiful, professional website and blog. Through SEO and content marketing, Suzanne ensures that parents and students searching for college information or assistance can find Brand College Consulting.
Suzanne also partnered with Brand College Consulting to host a student intern over summer 2013. This student, between her junior and senior year of high school, was able to learn website tools, video production and marketing ideas, while also being able to list an internship on her college applications and scholarships. Win, win! You can contact Suzanne directly here or through her Facebook business page.
College Financial Savings Expert
Vita Barrio is a Vice President, Financial Advisor and Certified Retirement Planning Specialist. Vita has been working in the financial services industry for over 18 years and can assist families with setting up a 529 plan or college savings plans.
Vita’s mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Her goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, she will concentrate her efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service. You can expect a high level of service and an ongoing dialogue, including regular portfolio reviews and performance analysis. You can contact her directly at Vita.Barrio@RaymondJames.com.
Dr. Janet Scarborough Civitelli is a vocational psychologist, career counselor, and career coach who specializes in helping clients to be happy and successful at work.
Her services include:
(1) Career assessment of values, interests, personality, and strengths;
(2) Assistance with decision-making and strategic career planning; and
(3) Skills development for job search or entrepreneurship.