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The coronavirus pandemic is teaching college students a lesson in disruption, but four Long Island experts in navigating the college admissions process will lead a crash course in preparing during an upcoming free webinar.

The webinar, titled College Knowledge 2020, will feature private college advisor Andy Lockwood, test preparation and academic expert Tom Ehlers, clinical social worker Catharina Kleuskens, and college counselor, advisor, and educational consultant Patty Ziplow. 

Lockwood is a best-selling author and founder of Lockwood College Prep, based in Glenwood Landing on the North Shore, where he has worked with clients from across the country and around the world. A member of the National Collegiate Advocacy Group and the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Lockwood is also a graduate of Wesleyan University and St. John’s Law School. In addition to his work as a college advisor, Lockwood specializes in financial aid. 

Ehlers is the president and founder of Method Test Prep, which has offices in both Plainview and Mineola. More than 1,500 schools worldwide currently use Ehlers’ online ACT and SAT program. A graduate of Princeton University, Ehlers has also worked as an educational consultant with various school districts across the country that are looking to improve their college admission test scores. 

Kleuskens has worked in the clinical social work field for more than 20 years and is currently based in Merrick, where she specializes in childhood anxiety and works with families through adolescence and teens. She is also a graduate of the University of Sittard in the Netherlands and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Adelphi University. 

Ziplow is co-founder of a2z Admissions Consulting Group, LLC and is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Having served as a director of admissions and in other top administrative roles over the last two decades, Ziplow earned her educational consulting certificate from the University of California, Irvine. 

The webinar, hosted by Schneps Media, the parent company of the Long Island Press, is scheduled for 3 p.m. on August 12 via Zoom. To register, visit us02web.zoom.us For more webinars, visit schnepsmedia.com/webinars

L. to R.: Andy Lockwood, Tom Ehlers, Patty Ziplow, and Catharina Kleuskens.

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