Joseph J. O‘Brien, Jr.

I believe it is not the college that should choose the student but the student who should choose the college or whatever other post-secondary path is best.

I taught high school English for 19 years including junior year Honors English where I advised many of my students in selective college admissions. I am also the father of two children who successfully went through the selective college admissions process.

After nearly two decades of teaching, I decided to change careers and attended law school. I pursued a career in litigation, trial law, worked as an arbitrator and appellate arbitrator and then, wanting to return to education, I earned a certification in college admissions counseling.

Using my experience both as a writer and as a writing teacher, I tutor students in preparing effective college essays.

I received a B.A. degree in English from Montclair State University, an M.A. degree in English from Seton Hall University and a J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law where I was an Articles Editor on the International Law Journal. I am licensed to supervise teachers in grades 7-12, earned the UCLA Certificate in College Admissions Counseling with Distinction and completed the Summer Training Institute of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Member, Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling.