Bethesda area parents offered educational input

September 3, 2013 by  

Parents from Bethesda and other communities in the Washington, D.C. area are encouraged to attend an event that will show them how they can play an active role in expanding their children’s educational opportunities.

In about three weeks’ time, Wendy Raynor and Wendie Lubic will be hosting the ‘Free Everything’ college admissions seminar in Chevy Chase. Brochure printers may be seeing a rise in business as these academic experts prepare informational materials for attendees.

Raynor, a director at Applerouth Tutoring Services, and Lubic, an educational consultant who has been nicknamed ‘The College Lady’, will be offering a variety of tips about the college admissions process. The hosts will give parents an idea of what university officials look for when they evaluate applications. Raynor and Lubic will also talk about what parents can do to help their children achieve high scores on the SAT and ACT tests and write persuasive admissions essays.

In addition, the experts will explain how scholarships and financial aid can help students from all economic backgrounds afford to attend private universities. Raynor and Lubic will discuss websites and magazines that direct students and their parents to applications for additional funding.

The free seminar will take place on Monday, September 23, at the Chevy Chase Library (8005 Connecticut Avenue). It will begin at 6:30 pm. Most of those in attendance will be the parents of high school juniors and seniors, but the parents of younger students will be welcome as well. Local teachers are also invited to the event.