Founder & CEO
College admissions specialist Pamela Donnelly is the founder and director of Valley Prep Tutoring Services. She rose through the ranks from summa cum laude graduate at Columbia University in New York City with her degree in secondary education to becoming one of America’s foremost strategists in college admissions. With over 20 years of experience, she leads our team of highly qualified and trained educators offering in-home counseling and tutoring services for GPA support, test prep, essays coaching and more–both in-home with one-on-one services and via an EdTech platform we’ve developed called GATE. Her first book, SWAT Team Tactics for Getting Your Teen Into College, went to #1 on the Amazon best-seller list in Education. Following the release of her second book, 4 Keys to College Admissions Success, Donnelly has become a nationally-recognized media expert with both tips for parents/teens and political analysis of the shifting landscape of what it takes to access America’s colleges. She has been featured in and interviewed by many of the most prestigious publications in America, including Time Magazine, The New York Times, NBC, ABC, CNN and more. Committed to championing underserved populations, Ms. Donnelly is presently completing her PhD at Pepperdine University and writing her dissertation on College Access in the Digital Age. You can learn more about her on LinkedIn or her professional website, www.pameladonnelly.com.