Lesiley Mathew is the founder of The Extra Mile College Admissions LLC, a company that provides personalized college admissions consulting services to students interested in undergraduate and graduate study in USA. Lesiley has a certificate in college counseling from University of California, Los Angeles and graduated from the program with distinction. She is also currently a provisional member of Higher Education Consultants Association(HECA) and an associate member of Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Lesiley has a bachelors in Electronics Engineering from Cochin University in India and a double masters - MSc in Information Systems from Heriot Watt University, UK and a MS in Computing from Marquette University, USA, in addition to her college counselling certificate from UCLA.
I started out as a parent of a gifted child. When my daughter started Grade 8, I searched for independent counselors who could coach my gifted daughter well enough to get her into the Ivy League universities. But all the counselors were quoting a crazy price to work with my daughter. That's when my interest in college counseling was aroused and I did my UCLA certificate in college counseling. After my graduation, I have been working extensively with students to provide college admissions counseling services and my vision is to help provide affordable honest college admissions counseling to all students. I have worked with students to provide personality assessments, high school course advising, SAT tutoring, preparation of college lists, college essay guidance and college application reviews.
I already have a bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering and a double Masters in Information Systems and Computer Science and over 16 years of experience in the field of Computer Science. I work closely with students interested in STEM and my STEM background helps me understand and provide valuable guidance for students applying to STEM majors.
For students in freshman and sophomore year, I provide guidance on high school course selection and based on their interests, provide suggestions for special programs to further their interest or enhance their extracurricular activities.
I work with juniors to identify their interests through personality assessment tests and also prepare a comprehensive list of colleges that match the student's profile and interests. I usually conduct group workshops for college match - to find colleges that are a perfect fit for the student.
I work with seniors in the fall to provide guidance with both the college application and college essay. I am also a public speaking champion with multiple winning speeches under my belt for international and humorous speech contests. In the past, I have worked extensively with teenagers interested in public speaking through gavel clubs within the Toastmasters organization and I have mentored many students to write winning speeches. Now I conduct group essay workshops to guide students on how to select topics for essays and use writing strategies like storytelling and rhetorical devices to enhance their essays. I also provide SAT tutoring for students as needed.
If you are looking for a STEM college consultant to guide your child through all aspects of the college admissions, then please contact us at ExtraMileCAC@gmail.com to book a free 1 hour consultation.