Education Consultant, EduCoates College Services
365体育备用网址Rachel Coates, a senior manager and technology analyst at The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune from 1987 to 2005, is currently an independent educational consultant specializing in college admissions at EduCoates College Services.
Coates has been guiding high school students and their parents through all aspects of the college process since 2007. A member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, she has an M.A. from Oxford University in Classics and a college counseling certificate from U.C.L.A. In 2008, she participated in the Harvard Summer Seminar on College Admissions.
Coates grew up in England and moved to Boston as a lexicographer and etymologist for the American Heritage Dictionary. After training in computer science at Harvard Extension, she switched careers and landed at The New York Times, where she worked for 18 years in the newsroom and on the business side as a technology manager.
She became interested in the college process when her own children were approaching high school age. She was a college counselor for first generation and low-income students for the community-based organization Project Reach Youth in Brooklyn 2007 to 2008 before becoming an independent college admissions consultant. From 2008 to 2012, she was also the executive director of the Brooklyn Youth Orchestra. Coates has worked with young people and families of all kinds to realize their college goals. She has offices in Brooklyn and in Rhinebeck, N.Y.