We founded Your Steps to College, Inc. in 2007 to help students and their families navigate the often-difficult path to higher education.  We are committed to combining genuine care for our clients with a personalized planning approach. We want to give each student the best chance to build the knowledge and skills needed to reach his or her goals.

Robin Pool
Program Director
Tutor - All Subjects


Robin tutors for all SAT, ACT, and SSAT subjects and designed and wrote the Your Steps To College curriculum.


She was a Princeton Admissions Officer, recruiting and reading applications from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Northern California.  Following this, she  taught SAT Verbal and Math and all ACT subjects for companies including The Princeton Review, The Buddy System, and A.C.E.S. (Academic Consulting Educational Services). 

Robin graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Art History from Princeton University.

Robin's hobbies include crafting, gardening, writing, thrifting, and fashion www.robinpoolstyle.com and https://www.instagram.com/robinpoolstyle. She also styles models for photoshoots. www.robinpoolstyling.com

Stephen Pool
General Manager
Tutor - English/Writing/Reading


Stephen tutors for the SAT, ACT, and SSAT Reading, Writing, English, and Essay. He also manages the business operations of our company and handles payments for all sessions. 

He is an award-winning published fiction and non-fiction author, a finalist in the Twisted 50 and Singularity 50 short story competitions. You can see his work at www.storiesbystevepool.com  He has also worked as an accountant, financial analyst, technical writer, trainer, and product and project manager for companies including Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, and Wachovia. 

Stephen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Strayer University. 

Steve is an accomplished amateur photographer https://www.instagram.com/stevempool/