I am a thoughtful, passionate, and joyful educator dedicated to students and the HOW of learning. Based in San Francisco, I work with clients in-person and remotely all over the world. 

I love equipping and empowering wonderful people to identify and accomplish their goals. 

There is nothing I do for work

that I wouldn’t do for fun!

At the busy intersection of education and psychology, I empower and equip students to drive their own learning. To do this well, I believe you must take the time to get to know the whole student (which often draws upon my sense of humor and extensive knowledge of pop culture!). What matters to my students matters to me. The most common feedback I hear from parents is that I know their kids and am invested in their success.

​A deep commitment to neurodiversity, confidence-building, and social-emotional learning guides my practice.​ Results-driven and process-oriented, I help students unpack their metacognition, customize practical strategies, and develop positive, productive habits. Throughout, they reflect and get to know themselves better. They develop skills, such as self-advocacy, organization, and communication, that apply across contexts and serve their future selves.


  • Landmark College, Certificate in Neurodiversity (2019)

  • Columbia University: Teachers College Klingenstein Summer Institute (2017)

  • Stanford University: Masters in Teaching MS & HS English (2014)

  • Tufts University: BA in English, International Relations, & Spanish (2008)

Professional Background

  • 12+ years as a Learning Specialist 

  • 12+ years as an Admissions/School Placement Counselor

  • 7+ years as a Teacher & Curriculum Developer (MS & HS English)

  • 7+ years of social-emotional learning & advisory curriculum design and implementation​​


  • Admissions Counseling/School Placement (MS, HS, & College)

  • Writing Support & Enrichment

  • Executive Functioning Coaching

  • Transition Management and Habit Formation

  • Career Counseling

What Makes Me Happy (Outside of Work) 

SCUBA diving, travel to far off lands, photography, improv. comedy, a cappella, and dogs that double as arm chairs (See last image of me in slider above with a Great Pyrenees pup!)

Louise Place,

Learning Specialist, 

Admissions Counselor, 

& Coach

Contact Me

Based in San Francisco, I work with clients in-person and remotely all over the world. 

Tel: (617) 513 - 7355 / Email: Louise.Place@gmail.com 


 © 2019 by Louise Place