Main Education Consulting (MEC) provides high-school students and families with current, unbiased and personal guidance in college preparation, strategic college choices and professional essay editing to maximize a student’s college application potential. MEC excels in teaching students how to find positive learning outcomes from life experiences, both positive and negative, and coaches them on how to showcase these attributes to create stronger, more competitive college applications.
Main Education Consulting welcomes all students regardless of race, religion, gender, citizenship, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, in providing its services.
About Andrea Main, Principal Consultant
Andrea Main has spent more than twenty-five years working in the education field. Her experience ranges from a university guest instructor to Curator of an educational science center to over ten years within the Washington school system, the majority of which were spent counseling hundreds of students with their college applications.
The years that Andrea spent working with, and in, various educational systems has given her a unique and wide perspective for counseling students in pursuing their own academic paths. Her experience as an educator and professional writer combine to provide her students with excellent, supportive mentorship to maximize their college application potential. Andrea is one a few independent education consultants in the nation with a strong business and industry background. She brings business skills to her college admissions approach, helping students produce competitive and compelling college applications — with positive results.
As an independent education adviser, Andrea Main provides individualized coaching and personalized guidance tailored to each student’s specific interests and abilities. Students with whom she has worked are attending colleges both nationally and internationally. Many of these students received major merit scholarships from strategically chosen colleges based on their academics coupled with the extra-curricular activities for which Andrea coached them.
Additionally, Andrea is the Vice President of a major state-wide scholarship program, an adviser for a student-led non-profit corporation and a speaker for college admissions. She has been awarded the Independent Educational Consultant Certificate from the University of California Irvine’s graduate program and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a specializations in Learning Styles, Communication and Business Management. Andrea is an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) a member of both the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) and Seattle Area College Counselors (SACC).