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 currently practice as an appellate arbitrator. 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. Member, New York Bar. Retired from the Bar in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut.