Our Team

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Doodie Meyer

Doodie Meyer, president of Meyer Educational Consultants (MEC), distinguished herself as director of admission at Trinity University and president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Her work has been highlighted in numerous articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and she has sat on many educational boards—among them, the College Board’s SAT Committee, the College Board’s National Nominating Committee, and NACAC’s Fund for the Future. Ms. Meyer has been recognized for her work by both the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling and NACAC.

At Peterson’s Guides Ms. Meyer was vice president of the school division and is currently vice president of Howard Design Group’s education division. Her responsibilities include working with colleges to help create their recruitment message and materials. She has served as an independent counselor in the Princeton area for over 16 years. doodie@howarddesign.com

Our Tutors & Affiliates

MEC has also aligned itself with four outstanding educators: Amanda Rose, Psy. D., Shannon Dahl,
Paula Koerte, and Bernie Margolin.

Amanda Rose

Dr. Rose has successfully coached students for the PSAT, SAT I, ACT, and SSAT/ISEE. She also provides academic support in the areas of English and writing skills. She works with students demonstrating a wide range of abilities, including students with ADD, ADHD and other learning differences For four years, Dr. Rose served as executive director of Stanford Coaching Inc. (now Inspirica), New York’s premier SAT and academic one-on-one tutoring company. Amanda has a B.A. in English from Cornell University, an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Rutgers University. arose70@hotmail.com

Shannon Dahl

Ms. Dahl is a certified English teacher licensed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has taught a variety of courses—including Advanced Placement and creative writing—for students in grades 7 through 12. Seven of her 10 years of teaching experience were spent in the Princeton Public Schools. In addition to classroom teaching, Shannon is an English tutor, specializing in the writing process and PSAT, SAT and ACT preparation. twodahls@yahoo.com

Paula Koerte

Ms. Koerte holds a master’s degree from the Courant Institute of Mathematics at New York University. She has nearly twenty-five years of experience in tutoring math at most levels as well as coaching for the SSAT, PSAT, SAT, ACT and SAT Math Level 1 Subject Tests. Additionally, for the last 18 years, she has been a math specialist/tutor and substitute teacher at the Princeton Day School. Paula also taught at the John Thomas Dye School in Los Angeles. She focuses on math topics which repeat in the standardized tests and tailors her tutoring to individual needs. paulask2@aol.com

Karen Dentler

Karen Dentler provides individualized academic counseling for current college students. She can help students optimize their college experience: select the right major, balance course schedules, find undergraduate research projects, identify student leadership opportunities, and prepare for graduate school. She also specializes in helping students overcome personal and academic challenges such as changing majors, transferring colleges, dropping or repeating courses, combating procrastination, or discussing roommate problems. She has over 20 years of experience helping students succeed at Rutgers University, Princeton University, and Carnegie Mellon University, including ten years as an Assistant Dean for the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. She has a MA in higher education administration from the University of Michigan and a BA in philosophy from Colgate University. kldentler@comcast.net

Management Team

Involved with the day-to-day managerial operations of MEC are the following executives:

Diane Savoy

Ms. Savoy has a background in educational services, first as chief operating officer at Peterson’s Guides and then as co-owner of Howard Design Group, a design and marketing firm that specializes in the creation of recruitment and development materials for colleges and universities as well as companies.

Carl Stoltenberg

Mr. Stoltenberg is founder and co-owner of Howard Design Group (HDG). For over 25 years, HDG has been providing marketing materials for both colleges and corporations.

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