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Since 2016, families have trusted Pamela Kwartler and Less College Stress Consulting to manage the college application process ahead of schedule. As more families sign on with us, I continue my commitment to our mission of helping students apply to college with less stress. 

More Support for Students


Samantha Fruhling has joined Less College Stress Consulting as an Independent Education Consultant and certified Executive Functioning Coach. She gives students who need help with organization the support and encouragement they need to complete every task with greater confidence.

A Team of Professional Essay Coaches

We are expanding our essay writing specialty by adding a team of professional essay coaches. Under my supervision, every student will have access to an assigned essay coach throughout the college application process.  Our team of coaches is led by a writing professor, and each coach is either a professional writing teacher, editor, or writing tutor. As seasoned wordsmiths, they know how to help craft compelling narratives and standout supplemental essays that express what admissions officers want to learn. 

P.S. Please share our big news with parents of high school students who would welcome getting reliable information and data about the college process as well as a partner to make the experience less stressful.


The newest member of our consulting team, Samantha Fruhling, has worked closely with Pamela, perfecting her list building and essay editing skills. She is especially adept at research and has extensive experience with essays and applications. Samantha's expertise as a certified Executive Functioning Specialist makes her an especially effective advocate for students with learning disabilities and time management difficulties.


Samantha earned her accredited College Counseling Certificate from UCLA by completing many courses and a 65 hour internship with Less College Stress Consulting in 2023. A member of IECA, she holds a Master’s degree from Hofstra University and a BA in Elementary Education from George Washington University. Samantha also did continuing education at the New England Association for College Admission Counseling Summer Institute at Bryant University in Rhode Island, and actively participates in IEC webinars and campus visits. Samantha is eager to begin working as an Independent Educational Consultant with Less College Stress Consulting students and families.


Lisa Leskiw leads the Less College Stress Consulting Essay Team. She is an accomplished licensed educational professional who has a wealth of knowledge in the Social Sciences, English, and College Skills Writing. She specializes in the area of organizational functioning, helping students address executive function challenges as they strive to complete college work and/or college applications. A writing teacher for many years, Lisa supports students accomplishing tasks that require focusing, prioritizing time, and planning ahead with a minimum of stress. She assists them, one-on-one and in groups, in learning self-management and taking the initiative to gain what they need to feel successful. Lisa is a fabulous essay editor and coach.


She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Science in Education from Fordham University, an MSW from NYU, and a practicing LSW license. 

When LCS manages the college process for your family, we DE-STRESS the COLLEGE PROCESS.

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