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 Michelle Myers  

Michelle founded College Placement Advising in 2009. She graduated UCLA with a B.A. in History, and also holds a Graduate Certificate in College Advising from UC Berkeley.

As a specialist in education for most of her professional career, Michelle understands how to guide high school students and their parents through the complexities of the college application process, including the necessary class schedule, extra-curricular activities and essay-writing techniques that are critical to the college admissions process.  


In addition to her work with current students, Michelle travels extensively across the country to visit colleges personally, so she can offer first-hand accounts of campuses and programs to her clients. She also regularly attends industry conferences to consult with college admissions officers and keep up with the latest trends and developments in college admissions. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, she provides a customized service that allows individuals to channel their passions, talents and ambition toward the best possible academic match.


As an active member of both the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), Michelle upholds their prescribed standards of practice and ethics.  She also works closely with a collaborative group of College Advisors locally and nationally, which serves as an incredible resource for her business.


College Placement Advising is the culmination of Michelle’s personal and professional experiences. She has always had a passion for helping ambitious students gain admittance into their dream college, and to realize this dream despite all obstacles, financial or otherwise.

 Mike Greenberg  

Mike Greenberg has an extensive background in education and working with students one-on-
one. For 15 years, Mike owned and operated a Sylvan Tutoring Franchise where he regularly
met with families to discuss educational goals and detailed plans to improve students’
academics, motivation and self-esteem. He also spent time at Handshake, supporting college
students as they sought out internships and new graduate roles. He is beyond excited to focus
on college admissions coaching and continue pursuing his passion of providing direct help to
individual students and their families.

Three core beliefs provide the foundation for Mike’s approach. First, every student deserves
and has an educational path to support future growth and development. Next, college
admissions is more than just “getting accepted”; the process involves exploration of personal
strengths and motivations, areas of study, and school options to find the right fit. Finally, a
student’s college application journey should be exciting, fun and rewarding!

Professional development is a regular part of Mike’s college admissions coaching practice. He
holds a Professional Certificate in College Admissions Counseling from UC Riverside. He
personally visits dozens of colleges across the country each year in order to provide first-hand
accounts to his students. He is a member of both the Higher Education Consultants Association
(HECA), and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC). He
routinely collaborates with college admissions representatives as well as local networking
groups to stay abreast of the latest college admissions trends.

Mike received his Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and Master’s degree from the University of
Michigan. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he currently lives in Danville. He has lived the
college admissions process through the eyes of a parent as well, seeing his children apply to,
and gain acceptance from, many wonderful in-state and out-of-state colleges. He looks forward

to working with your family and learning more about your college aspirations!

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