Lead College Counselor and Trainer
Amanda is a Lead College Counselor and Trainer with over 10 years of high school counseling experience. She holds a Master's in Education with a counseling concentration and graduate certificates in Military & Family Education and Administration & Supervision (Educational Leadership).
Amanda Yoder is a dedicated college admissions counselor at HelloCollege, with over 10 years of experience as a high school counselor. She holds a Master’s in Education with a counseling concentration from Old Dominion University, equipping her with a deep understanding of the educational landscape and the needs of students.
But Amanda is not just your average counselor—she brings a unique perspective gleaned from her extensive military background. Her firsthand understanding of the challenges students face utilizing the GI Bill sets her apart. At HelloCollege, she has worked tirelessly to help these students, along with many others, find their way into prestigious Ivy League institutions.
What makes Amanda truly special is her warmth, organization skills, and genuine concern for her students. As many grateful families can attest, she goes above and beyond to keep everyone on track and well-informed throughout the application process. From workshops on essay writing, financial concerns, and the Common App to personalized guidance and support, Amanda ensures that each student receives close attention.
Amanda feels it’s crucial to take the time to get to know her students on a personal level. She’s not simply interested in their grades and achievements; she genuinely cares about who they are as individuals. This personalized connection allows her to provide tailored guidance and support, leading to success stories like negotiating fantastic financial aid packages or helping students stay on track with their tasks and goals.
At HelloCollege, Amanda’s dedication shines through. She’s there to answer hundreds of questions, ensuring that her students never feel lost or overwhelmed. Her caring nature and expertise create a supportive and engaging environment where students can confidently tackle the college application process.
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My parents didn’t go through the classic senior college application process so we were very overwhelmed and unknowledgeable on what the steps and process is like when applying to college. When we signed up I was assigned Amanda and my family and I couldn’t have wished for a better counselor. We had a lot of things in common and it felt like Amanda took the extra steps to get to know me as a person, not just a student. Because of all her help I have been able to negotiate an awesome financial aid package ($17k a year) at a school I love very much. Throughout our meetings she would ask me questions like how my life has been and what’s new outside of the college process allowing us to get to know each other very well, as well as asking how the college process is going and telling me what my next steps will be. Everything about HelloCollege, from the workshops on scholarships and the common app, to the essay corrections and career finder, made the process to much more manageable. I asked her hundreds of questions day and night and could always rely on a quick response. I am extremely grateful for Amanda and all that she has done for me and my family. Being able to meet with someone helped me stay on track with tasks I needed to do, and throughout the year, kept my goal in sight. I am forever thankful that my parents signed me up for HelloCollege.
Amanda and the rest at HelloCollege are wonderful. They took the stress off our hands and our child. She was ahead of the curve compared to her peers and didn’t even come close to missing deadlines. Amanda was very responsive and our child could reach out with all kinds of questions and advice. Well worth the money, and will be doing it again for our next child and even get them involved earlier.
Hello College was recommended to us when our son was a junior, by several people. We chose to use them to help us navigate college applications and we couldn’t be more pleased with their services. We were assigned Amanda as a counselor and she was extremely helpful and organized. She kept us on task and alerted us to things we needed to know and think about. Hello College also has great workshops to help with essay writing, financial concerns, completing Common App and more. It was very helpful to have Amanda and other knowledgeable professionals on our side throughout the whole process from start to admission.
The Hello College program is fantastic. Through the workshops, essay editing (via Editate), and counselor meetings, I was able to very smoothly make my way through the college admission process. My counselor, Ms. Yoder, was especially helpful. She was detailed, considerate, kind, and fun to talk to. She genuinely cared about me as a person and my navigation of the process. I feel that Hello College has been a large part in my success with college admissions and has allowed me to claim a sense of satisfaction and pride in where I got in. I recommend the service to anyone who is able to utilize it.