MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / December 16, 2022 / Applying to university is an essential step in one's academic and professional journey; however, due to limited resources, many students have difficulty navigating the application process. Ethan Putterman, an experienced education consultant, recently sat down with a popular online publication to shed light on his daily schedule and how he is helping students access some of the nation's top universities. When asked to define his role, he discusses some challenges high school students face when applying to universities and colleges.
"A lot of students tend to drop out during their sophomore year for a few reasons relating to their inexperience, so I provide advice to help them work through that. I also offer admissions advice for high school students and their parents. I look at their transcripts and background as well as their admissions essays and personal statements, then point them in the direction they should go to improve and help them get into a top ten university. There is also a small team of tutors that I oversee and they tutor students who are preparing for the ACT and SAT."
Having spent years consulting students over the course of his career, Ethan Putterman found that many students are unprepared for the post-secondary experience. "I spent thousands of hours consulting students and I found that a lot of them are not prepared when they enter university. Unfortunately, most guidance counselors are former high school teachers and almost all of the educational consultants in the field are administrators and come from a completely different background. It's very rare that you'll find a retired professor emeritus or former tenured professor with his own company."
Ethan's strategy is to provide an accurate representation of university life while highlighting the academic expectations. He states that he enjoys working with younger students who are just starting to think about their future as he can provide valuable insight early on in the process. When asked, "What is one piece of advice that you have never forgotten?" he states,
"Humility is very important and plays a big part in listening and being sensitive to the nuanced, individualized concerns of students. When you show humility, it shows that you are accessible and helps students feel comfortable asking questions. Another piece of advice is to always assume that the person you're speaking to may be smarter than you are. This will compel you to bring your A-game to everything."
As someone truly passionate about his career, Ethan remains a reliable source of information for high school students looking to pursue higher education
Those interested in learning more can read the full interview.
About Ethan Putterman
Ethan Putterman is an Educational Consultant based out of Miami, Florida. As a recognized leader in his field, Ethan holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Colorado, a master's degree in political theory from the London School of Economics, and a masters and Ph.D in political science from the University of Chicago.
After three decades as a professor, Dr. Putterman uses his experiences in education to re-evaluate inefficiencies that exist when it comes to the university admissions process. Currently working as an independent education consultant in Miami, he takes pride in helping students navigate the system.
Ethan Putterman is also a renowned expert on the political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He published a book, 'Rousseau, Law and the Sovereignty of the People (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and his articles have appeared in various leading publications.
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