Laura Segala

Laura Segala is a professional school counselor and tutor.

My passion is for helping students to achieve their highest potential, by helping them to discover their strengths and passions, building their self-confidence, and sharing my extensive knowledge of the college admissions process.  My background includes many years as a high school math teacher, K-12 school counselor, and Instructional Consultant for an education management company.  To schedule an appointment, go to or email .

Laura Segala's Background

Laura Segala's Experience

College Admissions Counselor at Achieve Academics

August 2015 - Present | Plymouth, Minnesota

I help students select appropriate colleges and guide them through the application process. Services include academic tutoring and mentoring, standardized test preparation, personal essay editing, campus visits, transcript evaluation, and general advice on how to optimize the college experience.

Online and Blended Learning Expert (Teacher, Counselor, Administrator) at Connections Learning

2006 - May 2013

Connections Learning offers a range of solutions that can be customized to fit your students’ needs and your district's resources, including online courses, online summer school, credit recovery, online speech therapy, blended and hybrid learning, programs for homebound and hospitalized students, and starting your own virtual school for grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

Senior Manager, Full-time Student Services at Connections Academy

July 2010 - March 2012

Connections Academy specializes in providing individual learning plans for each student, and has been particularly successful in creating innovative approaches to educating students with a variety of alternative needs (such as hospitalized or homebound students and students who are over-aged and under-credited). The competency-based approach ensures that students learn at their own pace, mastering standards without being constrained by time or place.

Licensed School Counselor/Manager of Counseling Services/Senior Manager of Counseling at Connections Academy

July 2006 - July 2010

Counseling/Testing at De La Salle High School

August 2005 - June 2006

High School Mathematics Teacher at San Benito High School

1986 - 1996

Laura Segala's Education

Stanford University


Concentration: Economics

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


Concentration: Educational Psychology

Laura Segala's Interests & Activities

My family, all aspects of education, health and fitness, parenting, photography, hiking, tennis, birding, gardening, Girl Scouts, mental health, positive psychology, professional school counseling, college planning, middle college, dual enrollment, PSEO, standardized test preparation, mentoring, dropout prevention, credit recovery