Andy helped get me on track. I wasn’t sure which school I should go to or even whether University or College. I found out my grades were not good enough to go straight to University, but that I could easily get into the college program and then link the University course. I needed to make up an extra two credits in my last two semesters of high school.
Andy helped me pick out the courses to make up these credits and saved me from having to do an extra semester of school. This meant I could start my college on time. My school guidance counsellor was very impressed when I laid out my plan to him.
Hi Mr. Quin,
I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you so much again for the reference letters you wrote for me this past year. I just found out the other day that I was chosen as the 2015 Luke Santi Memorial Award at the Perimeter Institute!! They mentioned that the comments made about me in my references were something that really set me apart from the other candidates. Your letter was amazing to have and I cannot thank you enough for writing it and giving me the opportunity that this award presents. I could not have done it without you and all the help you’ve given me. So thank you so, so much.
On another note, Queen’s is absolutely amazing! I love it here so much, it truly is the best choice of university for me and I again have you to thank for showing me that path. Classes are going well, stressful but I’m handling it well. I love the campus, the traditions, my profs, and am having a great time!
With many thanks always,
I just wanted to send you a quick note and thank you for all of the prep work and information you provided to us and in particular to Connor last night.
He was extremely interested in everything that you shared and said that almost all of the information was new to him and very valuable. He would very much
like to take advantage of another hour of your time once he has had time to read through the materials and thought about what it is that he would really like to pursue and where. Thank you for helping to spark that excitement in him for all of the future adventures that are open to him and to open up new areas for consideration. You have a ton of knowledge in this area and putting the various program on the table with surrounding considerations is of huge value as
Connor starts lining up his decisions. It made me want to go back to school!
I hope you are enjoying the rest of your weekend. Take care,
“Before meeting with Andy I was extremely overwhelmed about going back to College. I had so many ideas up in the air and he helped me ground them and organize them so I could apply on time, and for exactly what I wanted. It has been a few years since I have been in school so I was really nervous about applying. Now I couldn’t be more excited to go back & start the next chapter of my life. Thank you so much for all of your help Andy!”
We wanted to thank you so much for all your preparation and work in meeting with Sean! He is so excited about university and is feeling even more so after your visit! Much to explore and we truly appreciate all you’ve done to help both Sean and Monique. We’ll be in touch as we weave through the process.
You truly have a gift for helping kids (and parents!) through this process – adding enthusiasm, allowing for personal guided exploration and providing that support needed in the sea of information.
I just wanted to thank you for last evening. You were so informative and prepared.
Madeleine got the last spot in the class you suggested today….whew!
As a family we feel more confident for
Madeleine and her choices for her university path.
We tried to absorb everything, but we may pick your brain again.
I will recommend you to all of our friends. You have an invaluable service.Jennifer Whelan
From: Claire Verleyen
Andy Quin was my Guidance Counsellor all through high school. He helped me understand my academic skills and interests, and fostered my growth as an individual inside and outside of the school system. Mr. Quin helped me navigate secondary and post-secondary academic requirements and worked with me to plan what became a very valuable educational experience.
For any students or families who want to learn more about what an institution offers or requires help planning their ”next steps,” I would highly recommend Mr. Quin and “Edvice4you”. He has a thorough understanding of school systems and the academic process, and has had a lasting impact on myself and others that I knew in school.
Thank you Mr. Quin, for your passion, patience and sincere desire to help.
Your preparation, fact finding and educational advice yesterday were superb. We would recommend you to anyone who is university bound or contemplating a career change.
We could never have researched everything you shared with us on our own.
Although Matthew is a little overwhelmed (his head hurt), with the amount of information that you provided, he now has a much clearer understanding of what he needs to do in order to achieve his goals.
Thank you for your excellent, thorough and custom designed consultation.
Gabriele and Steve
I want to thank you for all the help you gave my daughter Mercedes. She is a lot calmer now knowing that she will at least get into University and we are going to apply for each and every Grant, Scholarship and Bursary that there is!! Your information not only educated her, but us too. We learned as much if not more than she did and I know that I for one feel much better about her future. The questions that you answered put us all at ease and took the stress away that was lingering over us. It was an enjoyable, informative, stress free evening and we are very grateful to you and all the knowledge you shared with us!!!
Thanks so much – Cheryl Battler
Andy offers a great and much needed service to those who are unsure of their direction after high school. He came to our home with a large amount of information and provided excellent guidance and suggestions for my two children. He has a wealth of knowledge about colleges and universities and the various options for either. I would recommend his services to those who are lacking direction as to where to go after high school.
“Andy’s enthusiasm, recommendations and invaluable counselling experience was instrumental in providing our daughter with direction and guidance in her post-secondary education decision. I would not hesitate in recommending Andy’s services to any young person trying to navigate the often difficult choices & options of college or university.”
Hello Andy – Just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you again for working with Carlee (and Mike and I) today. You clearly put a ton of thought and effort into helping us navigate Carlee’s next steps in respect to grade 12 and ultimately University. You have given us a lot to think about and helped us so much. We found your service to be totally awesome and I will be recommending you to others for sure!