“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!” ~ Andrew Carnegie


My goal is to ensure that students reach their full potential by working hard and capitalizing on their strengths and support systems to achieve at the highest possible level. The long term result: being admitted to the college of their choice and securing the bright future that they have worked for and deserve.

Virginia Kerrigan Ruehrwein, M.Ed. 
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Total Student and Family Support for Educational Achievement and College Entrance

SAT/ACT Test Prep

  • SAT & ACT Preparation & Strategy
  • College Admissions
  • Application Consulting
  • College Essay Assistance
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Welcome to Total Student Support!

College Applications

Virginia Ruehrwein coaches students and parents through the college applications process. read more



Virginia Ruehrwein provides one-on-one tutoring. As she also owns a professional editing business, English is her specialty. read more

"I hired Virginia to work with my son who is a struggling learner in school. My son was starting to get discouraged and "hate" school even though his general disposition was very happy & outgoing. Not only are we seeing a change in his behavior, a progression in his academics but he loves to spend time with Virginia. I am thrilled to have found Virginia and excited for what my son's future holds academically thanks to her. If your child is struggling or you need help as an advocate with the schools I strongly recommend Virginia Ruehrwein as the best in her field... hands down!"Gina Alagata
Founder & CEO of Wink, Women Inkorporated® Business Women's Networking

Tutor & College entrance coaching