Speaker & Educational Consultant

Cindy Muchnick has worked in the education field for the past twenty years as an educator, admission representative, and private college counselor. She works now primarily as a public speaker, presenter, and panelist. Cindy has conducted numerous speaking engagements and essay-writing workshops across the country. She has spoken for international organizations such as Aramco Services Company as well as locally and throughout California for groups from UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, USC, and Stanford University as well as various high school and middle school student bodies, PTOs, and GATE programs from San Francisco to San Diego. She has also served as a panelist and key note for many organizations. Cindy worked as an educational consultant, privately counseling eighth through twelfth grade students on how to achieve high school success and all aspects of high school study skills and the college application process. Students she has counseled have been admitted to: Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Yale, MIT, Duke, Wesleyan, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, Vassar, all UC schools, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, The Claremont Colleges, Cornell, Tufts, Georgetown, University of Texas, University of Michigan, Columbia, NYU, and USC among others.

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Author of ten books, Cindy Muchnick writes what she knows. Her career began years ago with her 1997 educational debut  title The Best College Admission Essays which was in print for 13 years and sold over 50,000 copies. Her work has culminated in five more educational titles which include: The Everything Guide to Study Skills (F&W Media), Straight-A Study Skills (Adams Media and co-authored by her son, Justin), The Everything College Checklist Book (F&W Media), and Writing Successful College Applications: It’s More Than Just The Essay (Peterson’s Publishing). Her newest book, The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World, will be released in September, 2020 (Familius Publishing).

“Thank you so much for presenting ALL day to our 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Your message was timely for this group. You did an amazing job keeping the students engaged and then adjusting your presentation in the afternoon. We are so fortunate to be able to utilize your expertise regarding how to prepare for college admissions.” Kathy Scott

Principal, Corona del Mar High School