Amanda Yoder

Assistant Director of Counseling Services

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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Chesapeake, Virginia

Area of Expertise

  • Students Lacking Motivation
  • Selective and Highly Selective Admissions
  • Texas Colleges and Universities
  • Northeast Colleges and Universities
  • Midwest Colleges and Universities
  • Transfer Students
  • Major Exploration or Undecided Major

Amanda's Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor's of Science in Education in Human Services from Old Dominion University
  • Master's in Education with a Counseling concentration from Old Dominion University
  • NACAC Member
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (VA)
  • Graduate Certificate in Military Family Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Administration and Supervision
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