Education Books

Cindy writes what she knows and teaches. Over the last fifteen years, Cindy has worked in the education field as a test prep tutor, high school teacher, college admission representative, and private college counselor. She has worked with hundreds of students through the years and distilled her expertise into several titles giving access to anyone interested in academic self-improvement. Each of her books is written in an accessible voice with easy-to-use format that appeals to teens, college students, and parents alike. Her words of wisdom are both her own and learned from the students she has evaluated and assisted.

The Parent Compass

The Parent Compass was written to help parents understand their appropriate role in navigating the tween and teen years amidst a competitive academic environment that has resulted in overparenting and, indeed, even fraud and bribery as we’ve seen play out in the media over the past year. It provides the tools for parents to adopt better parenting behavior and learn to appropriately approach the type of parenting that leads to their children’s academic success and emotional well-being. It addresses how to help kids develop resilience, grit, and intention, and it discusses failure, technology/screen time, the importance of family dinner, study skills, and much more. The goal is to help parents keep their relationship with their children intact while they help their kids develop self-reliance and find purpose in their life’s journey to high school, college, and beyond. We called on the expertise of education thought leaders, school counselors, heads of school, teachers, adolescent psychologists, authors, and our own wisdom as mothers and seasoned educational consultants to bring together the most current, up-to-date resource for parents.


Writing Successful College Applications

Writing Successful College Applications

Today’s college admission applications involve writing more than just one essay. The various required paragraphs and statements demand skill and finesse. Writing Successful College Applications offers vital tips and step-by-step expert advice to help students create outstanding essays to succeed in all aspects of their college applications.


The Everything College Checklist Book

The Everything College Checklist Book

The Everything College Checklist Book is here to help. These valuable checklists help you keep track of applications, references, transcripts, and financial aid. There are lists of questions to ask potential roommates, what to pack for dorm life, and ideas for the supplies needed for stress-free studying. It’s the ultimate guide for making a smooth transition into college life.


Straight-A Study Skills

Straight-A Study Skills

Straight-A Study Skills proves that you don’t have to spend countless hours studying to get good grades. Using Cindy’s experience as an educational consultant and a teacher and her Justin’s experience as a Straight-A student, authors Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick and Justin Ross Muchnick have created an easy-to-use approach to learning important study skills and achieving academic success. Through more than 200 entry-based strategies, you will learn all there is to know about strengthening your academic performance.


The Everything Guide to Study Skills

The Everything Guide to Study Skills

Here’s something worth learning: Studying doesn’t have to be a chore! This fun and accessible resource provides the tools you need to develop better study habits, boost your grades, and position yourself for academic success.


The Best College Admission Essays

The Best College Admission Essays

50 Sample essays from successful college applications give a great idea of what colleges are looking for, also includes tips and advice on writing the essay, including content, style and format. VERY creative and compelling essays get creative juices flowing. Expert advice from admissions officials at Yale, Stanford, Penn, and other top schools on essays, admissions, and more is also included.