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Cracking the College Code – Event for NYC area families

Applerouth’s Jesse Ramcharan (Premium Tutor and IEC Account Manager for the New York tri-state area) will be featured as a guest speaker at Cracking the College Code, at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan on Sunday, March 10th from 1pm – 4pm. He’ll be presenting on the SAT, ACT, and Subject Tests, including how to decide which tests are best for your child, when to take them, how to prepare for them, and how recent changes and scandals have affected students. Learn more about the full event and how to sign up below.

At this dynamic college readiness workshop – hosted by expert college consultant, Mara Patti and best-selling author, Russ Vitale – you will learn how to get a head start on your college journey. Together, Mara and Russ have over 30 years of college counseling experience and have guided over 2000 families to college admissions success. Class selection, building a strong college resume, strategizing college visits, and the importance of choosing a major are some of the important topics that will be covered at this educational event. 

Learn more and sign up for Cracking the College Code here.

About the Speakers

Jesse Ramcharan is a Premium Tutor at Applerouth and Account Manager for independent educational consultants (IECs) in New York and the Tri-State Area. Jesse has logged thousands of hours working with hundreds of students across the globe as they’ve prepared for the SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, and other academic subjects. He brings this experience with him as he supports IECs and the families they serve in NYC and the Tri-State area.


Russ Vitale is a parent, college admissions counselor, motivational public speaker, best selling author, health enthusiast and fitness trainer. Since 2005 he has helped students and their families successfully navigate their path to their top choice college(s). He works closely with his clients to provide trusted support and guidance to put them in the best position to achieve their college admission goals.

His experience as a parent and college consultant have made him very savvy regarding the dynamics and challenges of high school students and their families. Russ’ passion for fitness and proper preparation enables him to connect with his clients to create a positive mindset for their endeavor. Furthermore, as a public speaker and best selling author of College: Making the Complicated Easy (available on Amazon) Russ often speaks at events to share his special way of communicating with his clients and audiences to empower them and put them at ease as they embark upon their college admission and application journey.

Russ prides himself on getting to know his students and families personally, providing accurate, trusted feedback and support throughout their college process. No matter where you are in your college planning progression or what your college dreams may be, Russ will help keep you on track so you arrive at your final college destination successfully!

Follow Russ on Instagram – @thecollegeguy4you, FB Destination College LLC or visit his website for helpful tips, reminders and/or to learn about his upcoming events.


Mara Patti is the founder of the premier college consulting company, One2One College Consulting, and provides customized educational services to students and parents. Mara enjoys working hands-on and is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals. She believes it is important for her to get to know her students’ aspirations, dreams, strengths and weaknesses as early as possible, because getting to know a student personally plays an integral role in finding the best “fit” school.

She is a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), American School Counselors Association (ASCA), College Counselors (Admission’s and Financial Aid) and the New Jersey Professional School Counselors Association. Prior, Mara served as the College Coordinator and guidance counselor at Bergen County Academies, a public magnet high school in northern New Jersey, where she assisted students through the college application process. She also coordinated college information sessions, panels, and trips to schools ranging from Ivy League to highly selective universities. To learn more about Mara and One2One College Consulting, visit her website here.


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