About Us

 

HI. I AM BETTINA WEIL & I HELP STUDENTS DEFINE & PURSUE A COLLEGE PATH WHERE THEY WILL BE SUCCESSFUL & HAPPY.

I hold a Masters degree from Columbia University, School of Social Work, with a major in Program Development. My thesis on College Access and Retention for First Generation Students has been published in the Journal for Higher Education and gained much recognition. I have a decade of experience in college-going issues and worked with hundreds of students and parents on high school matters, college applications and transition to college, college success and career orientation.

I served as Director of College Programs at Yonkers Partners in Education, a non-profit organization in New York, and Dean of High School Partnerships and Academic Initiatives at the State University of New York. In both organizations, I was responsible for college transition, persistence and completion. I have lectured extensively on topics such as Post-secondary options, Financial Aid, The College Admission College Scenario, International Students, and College Persistence for Minority Students.

With all my past experience and vision I founded Weil College Advising, a private practice in Westchester, NY, and I surrounded myself with the best team of consultants. Our reach has organically grown and our work expanded into Latin America, Asia and Europe, where we guide students who aspire to attend college in the United States.

I have completed the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) Summer Training Institute and several advanced seminars for college consultants at the Goddard Foundation. I am a member of NYSACAC, Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA).

I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and moved to New York in 1994. I live in Westchester, NY, with my five sons.

Eddy Luque Bernstein handles the day-to-day operations at Weil College Advising. She graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru and continued her graduate studies in Manhattan College, NY, where she gained a degree in finance. Eddy worked in a variety of positions in several countries, ranging from boutique banking firms in Bogota, Colombia, and corporate law firms in Manhattan.

Eddy Luque Bernstein
Office Manager

Our Team

Our Team

All of our students receive personalized services provided by Bettina Weil. We also work with expert consultants on following areas:

  • SAT/ACT Tutoring
  • High School Math Tutoring
  • Art/Performing Arts Majors
  • Learning Differences
  • Financial Planning for College
  • Summer Enrichment Programs/Camps
  • Application to Boarding Schools and Day Schools
  • Application to Business (graduate) Schools
  • Psychological Testing and Diagnostics

Colleges I Recently Visited

  • American University
  • Amherst College
  • Barnard College
  • Bard College
  • Bates College
  • Beloit College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Chapman University
  • Claremont McKenna
  • Colby College
  • Colgate College
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Eckerd College
  • Elon University
  • George Washington University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Georgetown University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • High Point University
  • Ithaca College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Juniata College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University
  • Lehman College
  • Lynn University
  • Marist College
  • McGill University
  • Michigan State University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Northeastern University
  • Notre Dame University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio Wesleyan College
  • Oxford University (UK)
  • Penn State University
  • Princeton University
  • Pitzer College
  • Pomona College
  • Purdue University
  • Redlands University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Rollins College
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Leo University
  • Scripps College
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • SUNY Albany
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • Swarthmore College
  • The New School
  • Tufts University
  • University of Chicago
  • UC San Diego
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Indiana
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Rochester
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vassar College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Williams College
  • Yale University

“My college application process taught me so much about myself, and that is thanks to Bettina. I didn’t understand this at the time, but I now realize that she really helped me think clearly and set my priorities. She was very positive and believed in my potential.” Leila G.

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Past Events

  •  "Let's Talk About College" - Greenburgh Public Library. White Plains
  • "The Road to College" - New Castle Town Hall, Conference Room - Chappaqua (across the street from the Chappaqua Library) 
  • What Colleges are Really Looking for in Admissions - White Plains
  • Financial Aid for College - Greenburgh Public Library
  • The College Application Essay - JCC Mid Westchester

Upcoming Events

COLLEGE COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS - Tuesday, January 21, 7 to 8  Greenburgh Public Library. 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY. Learn about the financial aid “big picture” and how to maximize your student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants and merit aid.

THE FIVE COMPONENTS OF A WINNER COLLEGE APPLICATION - Tuesday, March 17 -  7 to 8  pm GPL, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY. What are competitive colleges looking for in an applicant? Learn what you can do now to increase your chances of admission! 

FIVE TIPS TO BUILD A SOLID COLLEGE LIST - Tuesday, May 19 - 7 to 8 pm - GPL 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY. How do you pick from thousands of options? Where do you start? What are the main components of a good college list? Learn tips from a pro!

THE COMMON APP ESSAY: DO’S AND DON’TS                      Tuesday, August 11 - 7 to 8 pm - GPL 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY                                                                              Learn what colleges are looking for in the common app essay, and how to develop an essay that will “do the job.”