Dr. Castilla relates well to both parents and their children. Families work together without always stressing & arguing about college. Under his guidance, students thrive.
As teenagers get ready to transition to college and young adulthood, they’re also going through an exciting journey of self-discovery. They want someone to lead, encourage, and challenge them so that they can succeed. It’s really important to find someone that your family trusts and feels comfortable with.
A renowned expert in college counseling and youth leadership development, Dr. Castilla brings a strong engagement and personal commitment to his work. He empowers teenagers & young adults and helps them learn important life skills which allow them to maximize their personal and academic potential, including:
Developing & expanding their intellectual curiosity
Gaining greater motivation & focus
Becoming more competitive
Developing healthy attitudes in order to make better lifestyle choices
For Dr. Castilla, providing strong leadership & having the ability to listen are very important. As teens strive to become more independent, they often want someone besides their parents to help them get ready for college. Through his work, he has learned that teenagers appreciate someone besides their parents & teachers to help them keep focused, motivated, and on track. It’s difficult for parents to understand that their kids sometimes do not want to discuss all of their plans for college, applications, nor the subject matter of the essays they are writing. At the same time, he also understands that parents are busy and don't always want to "be a nudge" to their kids.
There is a lot of unnecessary stress and fear about the college admissions process. Dr. Castilla has had the privilege to work with many different types of students.
- Parents appreciate his ability to provide their children with the leadership and support that they need in order to succeed.
- Dr. Castilla helps families communicate better by transmitting each individual’s needs and expectations. Approachable and intuitive, he offers effective advice to both his students and their parents.
- Parents and their kids can now live their own lives without always arguing about the college admission process. As a result, students are in a much better position to work towards getting accepted into a college that is an outstanding fit.