Certified Learning Specialist and Professional Educational Consultant
*** Patti Schabinger, M.Ed.
Top 1% in the U.S.A. of Endorsed Tutors on LinkedIn.
Executive functioning training and academic coaching services offered by Patti and Dr. Paul Schabinger strive to encompass the needs of the whole person including children, teenagers, and adults.
Learning strategies are incorporated into multi-sensory lessons presented in a positive, supportive environment. Knowledge gaps are addressed and executive skills taught to improve an individual's
approach and completion of tasks. Dr. Paul Schabinger, a retired Radiation Oncologist, assists students in acquiring math and science skills by breaking down steps, using manipulatives, and providing reference sheets to demonstrate ideas and to unlock complex concepts. Students often feel relief and empowerment when they move from confusion to understanding.
Patti Schabinger, a teacher for over thirty years and a Certified Learning Specialist, focuses on tasks requiring reading, writing, grammar, and executive skills including history, English, and other subjects. Patti's extensive experience and training in general and special education, specifically Learning Disabilities/Differences, has especially helped her to effectively teach students of all abilities including those with characteristics of gifted talents, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and dyslexia. Time management, goal setting, planning, prioritizing, and organization strategies help increase productivity, mindset,
and life balance. Self-esteem rises when anxiety decreases. SMART goals and action plans produce results with consistent practice along with a positive, growth mindset!
"Patti inspired me to get straight A's for the first time in my life. She is very patient and organized during tutoring."
Holly H. (college junior)
" Patti not only brought me from a B to an A
student in writing, but she gave me so much confidence in my writing ability. "
Jeff L. (high school senior)
Test Preparation for the ACT, SAT, and other standardized tests provides students with lifelong essential skills in reading, English, math, science, and writing. Handouts reinforce skills and knowledge gaps are addressed leading to increased scores and confidence.
Students with learning differences, anxiety, ADHD, and gifted individuals learn comprehensive skills and strategies to perform well on exams. Lessons are taught in an encouraging environment with one-to-one attention tailored to each student. Patti has over twenty years experience working with children with many levels and abilities often consulting with families if accommodations are needed. Patti expertly teaches reading, writing, and English skills. Dr. Paul Schabinger, a retired Radiation Oncologist, breaks down skills into manageable learning segments using worksheets, graphic aids, and sample problems to teach math and science. Patti and Paul have helped many students raise their test scores significantly resulting in increased scholarships and admissions to colleges across the U.S.A.
"Patti worked hard to help me find techniques and methods I was comfortable using on the ACT English and reading sections. As a result, my English score saw a four(4) point increase, and my reading section saw a ten(10) point increase! In addition, Paul helped me increase my math score four(4) points, and my science score four(4) points as well. Both Patti and Paul worked extensively to help me feel prepared and comfortable while taking my last ACT. I was very pleased with the results!"
Christopher H. (Rising High School Senior)
"Patti was the gateway to my success with my ACT. Every sheet she gave me to help me learn was filled with beneficial knowledge, which led to my end result and score. I could not have done it without Patti's motivation and stylistic techniques to learn, practice, and achieve on the ACT. Every time I walked into a session with Patti, I knew how much progress I was making, and at the end of 60 minutes, I walked out with an optimistic feeling of security and new knowledge. Patti is inspirational and makes one strive to learn. Her passion and teachings bring out the success and potential in others."
Lauren S. ( High School Junior)
"My name is Sam M., and I am a current senior in high school. The seemingly impossible task of navigating ACT/SAT prep, college applications, and general school work became quickly doable with the guidance of Patti Schabinger, President and Founder of College Comprehensive Consulting. Patti and her husband, Dr. Paul Schabinger, use a multitude of different practice tests along with detailed study schedules and worksheets to prepare each student for success on the standardized tests. They quickly learned my strengths and weaknesses and adapted their tutoring plan accordingly, which felt extremely personal and helped my scores improve immensely overall.
Looking back at the general college application process, I truly could not have worked through it without Patti’s help. In the summer going into senior year, she made sure I had my main personal essay completed in order to relieve my stress once the school year began. Her knowledge of specific writing techniques sought out by colleges and creative ideas helped me craft a one-of-a-kind essay. Similar to the test preparation, Patti geared her work towards my personal wants and needs when hand-selecting colleges to apply to. For example, she introduced the idea of Boston University to me early on because she knew I wanted an urban, medium-sized campus with an upbeat atmosphere. Through further research, BU quickly became my number one choice.
For months, Patti helped me perfect my application to the competitive university, walking me through the supplemental essay and showing me the importance of demonstrated interest. Reading the words “Congratulations” on my Boston University acceptance letter, was one of my proudest moments. I truly could not have achieved this dream without Patti’s guidance, services, and advice. I am so beyond grateful and appreciative of all her time and effort. Patti’s dedication to my success was incredible and our hard work truly paid off. Thank you again, Patti, and good luck to all future college applicants!"
Sam M. (High School Senior)
Expert guidance through the admissions and application process by a professional Independent Educational Consultant with over twenty years experience helps to decrease stress while planning for college. Advice and direction are offered for course selection, test prep, college search, applications, interviews, essays, majors, college visits, financial aid, transition to college strategies, timelines, and deadlines. Educational placement counseling offers assistance for parents and students to help narrow down postsecondary educational choices and simplify the application process.
Through detailed questioning, presentation of college data, and other insights into public and private universities/colleges, students are able to make informed selections for their future educational path. Standardized tests such as the PSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT ll Subject tests, and A.P. exams may be reviewed for their importance and role in admissions. Essays, personal statements, interviews, campus visits, housing, and financial aid are topics covered in discussions. Handouts and college materials clarify numerous questions. Current topics from workshops, conferences, and meetings are shared including postsecondary choices for students with specific majors or pre-professional goals, special needs, gap years, summer programs, finding the fit, transitioning to college, and study skills for college students.
"Patti, simply put, is a breath of fresh air. She is amazing and extremely talented at what she does. She takes a very stressful and complicated college application process and makes it easy and enjoyable. She was able to help our son hone in on what he needed to express during the essay writing process. With Patti's expertise and guidance, my son was able to apply Early Action to all 11 schools and has had 100% acceptance! I don't think we can say enough great things about Patti and the tremendous, personalized assistance she provided to our son. Patti's expertise coupled with her interest in personalizing her college admissions consulting sessions, make her a tremendous asset to any up-and-coming college applicant. I look forward to her working with my daughter next."
Angela M. (parent)
"We had an EXCELLENT experience with College Comprehensive Consulting LLC. Patti Schabinger is the owner/consultant. She was previously recommended by Glen residents (in Glenview, Ilinois) in this email group. She can assist in any area of college preparation.
The working sessions are highly focused with specific tasks and identifiable outcomes, yet my son also found them enjoyable. Patti can customize your child's program, if needed. For instance, my son and I had already spent a great deal of time identifying prospective colleges using Naviance, high school college counselors, and other resources. So, Patti focused her efforts on all the other aspects of college preparations, particularly the application process, scholarships, and essays.
She is extremely knowledgeable about what is important to each college, and she guided our son to write essays that would hit the appropriate hot buttons for each.
As her work with our son progressed, the more I recognized how little I knew and how valuable she was. For instance, I hadn't even planned to apply for scholarships as our son was a decent but not exceptional student (basically a B average with a few D's sprinkled in over his years in high school), and we would not qualify for financial-based grants. She and my son dug into this, however, and he ended up with generous scholarship offers from each of his admitted schools.
Our son applied to 7 colleges and was rejected by only one, and it was a stretch college. He was accepted to the other stretch college he applied to. Patti kept us in the loop throughout. She communicates with parents constantly. I recommend her without reservation."
Denny J. (Parent)
"Patti Schabinger is an absolute professional! My son was at a complete loss as far as where to even begin his college hunt. Patti was able to connect with him and steer him in the right direction. After just one session, he had narrowed down his college choices substantially. Patti was also instrumental in helping my son determine his professional path. Through questionnaires, discussions, etc. Patti was able to help my son discover his passion for business and finance.
Patti and Paul prepared my son for ACT/SAT testing and were able to improve his test scores markedly compared to his first exam. Finally, Patti was able to brainstorm with my son and came up with an outstanding topic for his essay. He did not have any idea how to even begin this process. His final essay was fantastic and really brought out his passions, strengths, and ambitions.
Patti and Paul were the number one contributing factor to my son's college search and application process success. He was accepted to all three schools to which he applied and also received scholarships. He has accepted his offer to the Indiana University Kelley School of Business as a direct admit and has received a substantial four year scholarship. I highly recommend Patti to all high school students as this college application process can be daunting. Thank you so much Patti and Paul!"
Julie O. (Parent)