Erin Robison Director

Erin Robison
B.A. Elementary Education, University of Iowa
Director of Hammer Prep

Director of College Counseling - ACT SAT Tutor

Andrea Scalero
B.A. Linguistics, SDSU
M.A. Linguistics, SDSU
Director of College Admissions

Alex Huerta College Counselor and Tutor

Alex Huerta
B.A. Sociology, UC Berkeley
College Counselor & Tutor

Getting Started with Hammer Prep


The free consultation gives us an opportunity to learn more about a student’s goals. We’ve learned that providing answers in context, provides greater value to parents looking for college admissions advice. During the consult, Erin Robison, will share ways in which we can best help a student. Consults are available Monday through Friday between 9am and 6pm. To schedule a consult, call 858-793-7737 or send us an email.

Student Placement

After learning more about a student in the consultation, our Director will match a student with a College Admissions Consultant. The placement is based on learning style, list size, and availability. We’ve learned that the right mentor is critical in making the admissions process a success.

Our Counselors Can Help With

  • Academic advising

  • Resume building

  • Transcript review

  • Remediation advice and assistance

  • Interest inventories and career guidance

  • Internship and summer program research and selection

  • College list building

  • Application completion

  • Essay guidance

  • Comprehensive date and deadline planning

  • Letters of recommendation planning

  • College interview preparation

  • Scholarship research and essay writing

  • Final decision guidance

Our College Admissions Services

Programs for Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors

We start with our comprehensive clients as early as freshman year and as late as May of junior year. The earlier we start, the more guidance we provide with extracurricular activities and high school course selection. Regardless of when you sign up for the comprehensive counseling program, the price is the same.

We work with our comprehensive clients to optimize their school list and to ensure that they have everything they need to make them the most attractive candidate possible. Once students begin the application process, counselors and students meet as often as needed until all applications and supporting documents are submitted.

Comprehensive clients work primarily with Andrea Scalero, our Director of Admissions, but their essays are reviewed by our other professional essay coaches for a fresh-eyes approach.

Programs for Seniors (high school class of 2025)

Our most popular program is the Application Booster. This program includes 2 hours of counseling and 10 hours of essay support. We limit the number of programs per year to ensure that we can deliver the highest quality to each student. Call 858-793-7737 to learn more.

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