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Who Are the Merit College Advisors?


Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy, M.A.

Merit Academy's College Advisory Counselor, Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy, M.A., is also the school director and founder. Since 1979, she has founded and directed numerous organizations including Professional Tutoring Programs, R.E.C. Day Camp and Ski Club, the Enrichment Program, Merit Academy, Merit Educational Consultants, and Merit Professional Organizers. She is a published author currently working on more books on education, time-management, and parenting. Tatsui-D'Arcy's most recent books:
Beat the College Admissions Game: Do a Project!
The 21st Century Mother's Guide to Managing Time and Taking Control of Your Life!
The Working Mother's Guide to Free Childcare in Your Home!
are available through this website. Her educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University, and a California Teaching Credential. Her vivacious energy and vision make Merit one of the top College Advisory Programs in the country.

Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy believes it is important to encourage students to set a path that will lead to their dreams. As College Advisory Counselor, she meets with the students every week to help students stay on task with homework, tasks, projects, extracurricular activities, college applications, and personal activities. She also takes pride in coaching students individually on how to select the right career and to strive for the best-fit colleges.

Merit College Advisors are available to work with students in two capacities. On-Site Sessions are available to students in Santa Cruz, Cupertino, or Palo Alto. Merit's headquarters are located in Santa Cruz County. Call 831.462.5655 or 877.357.5655 (toll free) to get started. Online Sessions are available for students nationwide -- 24 hours per day.

With the help of Merit's College Advisory program, I have been admitted to my first-choice college! Susan helped me with every aspect of my applications -- from meeting deadlines, organizing necessary records, and handling other details to writing the all-important essays. At each stage of the application process, Susan guided me and encouraged me. Susan is the perfect advisor, and I recommend her highly. My little sister will work with Merit's College Advisory program soon!
-- Gaby Asmus



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