Jill has extensive knowledge in helping homeschool families navigate the college application process. She has been counseling parents and students since 2016. Over the years she has become very familiar with all areas of the college application process and especially enjoys working with families to make sure their homeschooler's unique story is presented to the colleges and universities they apply to.
Jill has experience working on transcripts and course descriptions specifically for homeschoolers. She is also familiar with everything related to financial aid including the FAFSA, the CSS Financial Aid Profile, and for California students, the CalGrant. She is very familiar with different college applications including the Common App, the UC application, The Coalition App, and for low-income, high achieving students, the QuestBridge Application.
Outside of Simplify, Jill teaches on Outschool. She loves to lead book clubs for homeschoolers and has been doing so for over ten years. In addition she is an educational consultant for Global Data Labs providing support for an upcoming global educational platform.
Jill has been through the college application process with her two oldest children and is getting ready for her youngest to go through it soon. She currently lives in Virginia with her youngest son and her much-loved dog Kingsley.
“a homeschooling parent in Southern California
I was so overwhelmed with the college process. I was unsure how to approach it as a homeschooler and was in need of help. My teenager was also in need of guidance. Working with Jill was such a wonderful experience for both of us. We are so happy that we found her and thankful for all she was able to accomplish for us.