Focus on the Future Open House Event
“These are the kind of adults that I want pouring into my kids – adults that are smart, connected, invested, and authentically caring about their success.
– Amy Adams Martin, parent
At Ferguson Tutoring we value mentoring our students through academic performance by teaching them to find balance between academic rigor and self.
Join us for an insightful and fun evening devoted to helping parents and students prepare for the transition from high school to college in both a challenging and emotionally balanced way.
Open House Schedule:
5:30 Doors Open
Visit with Ferguson Tutoring and College Expert staff
6:00 Workshop with Sue and Ryan Luse
Countdown to College
Topics will include:
• Overview of the college admissions process
• The Top Ten Strengths and Experiences colleges are looking for
• College preparation timeline for students in grades 9-12
• How to make the most of college visits
• Defining the parent’s role in the process
7:00 Workshop with Alex Cleberg
Improvisation acting techniques to increase focus
Think fast! Get on your feet and perform improvisational exercises with your fellow students. Have fun, while learning an approach to think quickly, focus intently and synthesize information.
About our Open House Presenters
Sue Luse – Founder of College Expert
Sue Luse founded College Expert to guide students and their parents through the nuances of the college admissions process. A Certified Educational Consultant, Sue is a bit of a trailblazer.
After working as a High School Guidance Counselor, Sue decided her calling was college counseling. In 2001, Sue set up shop in her Eagan home and spread the word. And word traveled fast! To date, Sue has counseled over 2,000 students, and visited over 300 college campuses.
A prominent speaker on college issues, Sue has been featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Parent, and Twin Cities Business’ Black Book. She has also been heard on WCCO Radio, MPR Daily Circuit, appeared on KARE TV, and interviewed by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost Live and Consumer Digest Report. Sue writes a blog on her website www.CollegeExpertMN.comwhere you can find the latest news and advice about college planning. She is also the author of an online college guidebook called Destination: College and the creator of a patent pending playing card game for exploring college preferences.
Ryan Luse – Certified Educational Consultant
Ryan Luse is an Educational Consultant with College Expert and a Professional member of IECA. Ryan attained his degree at Emerson College in Boston and trained for College Counseling through UCLA Extension. He has a background in education, performing arts, writing, and technology. Since joining College Expert full time in 2012, Ryan has toured colleges nationwide and has guided several hundred students that are now attending the right fit college. Ryan believes that college can be transformational in a student’s life and strives to make the college selection process insightful, personalized, and fun for each of his students.
Alex Cleberg – Improvisation Instructor
Alex Cleberg is an improvisational acting instructor at the Brave New Workshop SU. During his decade long journey learning, coaching, producing and teaching improvisational acting he has taken the stage at Six Ring Circus and Huge theaters in Minneapolis, Bovine Metropolis in Denver, and taken his Hip-Hop/Improv acting mashup team to the Del Close Improv Marathon in New York City. With his work at Improv Parent, he helps parents speak the language of play with their children. He is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network and presented at the San Francisco, SoCal, and Paris conferences. He has helped employees at the University of Minnesota, Progressive Insurance, General Motors and many others understand how saying “yes, and…’ can open opportunities, and authentically engage across cultures.
Ferguson Tutoring – Host
Every student learns differently. Part of our academic tutoring process involves raising students’ awareness of the beliefs, strengths, and expectations that they hold inside. Recognizing what makes someone tick allows us to discover each student’s skills and lift them up to new heights.