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As college admission and educational counselors, Hunt for College & Education is focused on helping each student take the next essential steps towards achieving desired academic goals. We counsel students on making authentic academic and extracurricular choices to effectively position them for college, prep school, or post-grad training and education. Put simply, we guide students to success by helping them tell their unique stories. First, we identify their talents, characteristics, strengths, and experiences; then, we advise them on how to best tell that story cohesively throughout college and educational application materials.


Tanya is a focused, results-oriented college admission and educational counselor. She uses her counseling expertise to benefit students of varying backgrounds and needs. Her high-level experience in communications, public relations, project management, and advocacy makes her particularly effective in helping students and their families attain their goals in education and college admissions.

As a parent, Tanya is intimately familiar with the challenges of the college application/educational program application process for both students and their families. She offers a calming, knowledgeable, and thorough approach that serves as an antidote to the inherent stress these processes create.


DeLauné M.

Parent of a son, Irvington HS, (NY) Class of 2022, attending Lehigh University, Class of 2026

"Tanya Hunt is a gift to students and their parents going through the college admissions process. She looks at every aspect of the student’s life and pulls them together through the resumé, application, and essays into a sparkling, brilliant narrative that tells the unique story of your child. Working with Tanya is like having Julia Child step into your kitchen, and take care of all of your meals. Relief and joy are immediate. Tanya is professional, warm, funny, thorough, flexible, and so knowledgeable that I wonder if she secretly worked in every admissions office in the country. Knowing her can-do, inexhaustible spirit, it wouldn't be surprising if she had. The biggest favor you can do for yourself and your child is to have Tanya at the helm during this most important time of life. And the best part is, she will make it a happy, fun (yes, really!), and enriching experience for all of you, especially your child."

Walter F.

Irvington HS, (NY) Class of 2022, Lehigh University, Class of 2026 (civil engineering)

"I started working with Tanya mid-way through the college application process, and needless to say, the stress of completing applications was great at that point. During our first meeting though, I could see that she would strip the process of much of its infamous stress. We created plans of action for finishing applications and completing all other college process requirements. While writing my personal statement essay, she gave me invaluable advice which helped me refine my writing. She walked me through completing the CommonApp and helped me create a comprehensive and reflective resume. Throughout the whole process, she was a kind, helpful, constructive, and guiding presence, and would always get back to me in a timely manner when I had questions. And the best part is, I got into where I wanted to go!"

Lynne P. and Chris R.

Parents of a son, Irvington HS, (NY) Class of 2023, attending Penn State University, Class of 2027

“A friend told us, ‘Tanya will be your secret weapon,’ and she was right! Tanya demystified the college application process and supported us at every step. We asked a billion questions, and she answered every last one—promptly, thoroughly and patiently. Parents are hit with so much advice and “noise” at college-application time, but leaning on Tanya’s deep institutional knowledge allowed us to filter it all out, and saved us so much time and stress. We could not have imagined having a better partner for our son’s college journey.”

Adam R.

Irvington HS, (NY) Class of 2023, Penn State University, Class of 2027 (journalism)

“I was so excited about the list of schools Tanya created for me! She took time to understand my priorities and never treated me like a kid. My college applications were a hundred times stronger than they would have been without her help. Our weekly meetings kept me focused on the end goal, and she was the first person I called when I was accepted to my top-choice college.”


  • Customized, individual assistance in all aspects of the college/school admissions process
  • Hands-on, collaborative approach with an emphasis on getting to know students and families well
  • Expert, compassionate guidance throughout the college/school admissions process
  • Proven track record working with students with a wide variety of academic, extracurricular, and personal profiles
  • Strong recognized credentials and affiliations: Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA); New York State Association of College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC); certification with distinction in college counseling, UCLA.