Educationfriendlyfacts/T.A.S.S.E.L. Time website is
a dream come true for parents, students, and school
counselors. The extensive information, available on this
site, provides parents with needed information that previously
was so difficult to find and obtain. School counselors
can now educate parents and students on the use of
this site while expanding services to meet state and national
collaboration expectations. Check it out, you will be glad
Carleton R. Holt, Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Program Coordinator,
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
have worked in the field of education for over 25 years,
and our educational consultancy has been around since 1977.
The TasselTime Web site does an excellent job of pulling
together all the various resources necessary to make informed
decisions regarding postsecondary options. In my opinion,
it has to be one of the best information portals available
to parents and students today."
Haynes, President, CollegeMasters, Inc., Scottsdale,
people enter our schools with significant questions about
life, social relationships, vocation, occupation, and education.
Counselors are faced with expectations for successful performance
in the face of significant challenges and their own desire
to facilitate student growth and development. Parents are
requesting expert guidance in helping their children make
wise choices. This website is excellent because it captures
key information that will help professionals, parents, and
young people focus on student success."
Roland Smith, former Dean of Education, University of Arkansas
Fort Smith, Fort Smith, Arkansas.
career planning information provided to parents and students
on the T.A.S.S.E.L. Time site should prove to be a useful
time management tool in the search for college and career
facts. Whether financial aid, military or rigorous college
admission information is the need, an evaluation of many
of the hundreds of sites available will help conserve time
during the search. For a small investment, a wealth of resources
can be found."
Benny Gooden, Superintendent, Fort Smith Public Schools
grateful I am for the hard work and dedication you have
obviously shown in developing a site that every counselor,
parent and student can use for answers to those all important
questions as a student navigates through the maze of information
available to help with scholarships, college searches, military
opportunities, career exploration and so much more. I am
so appreciative of your willingness to train the counselors
at Springdale Public Schools. This website is
undoubtedly the best I have ever used. As a veteran
counselor for over 33 years, I know that students and parents
need this vital information. We at Springdale are
so very excited about the opportunity to use Tasseltime
that we have printed large banners for all our secondary
schools, we have printed a business card for every student
grades 8-12, and we plan several educational seminars to
introduce TASSELTIME to our staff, to parents and to our
student body. Thanks, thanks, thanks for your enthusiasm
and your expertise in developing TASSELTIME. I look
forward to helping others understand the importance of TASSELTIME."
Williams, Department Chairman, Counseling Department,
Springdale High School
would like to compliment you on all the hard work that you
have done, and continue to do, on Tasseltime. We have a
child who was recently diagnosed with dyslexia in our elementary
school. The teachers, which serve this child, were in need
of suggestions to help him in the classroom setting. I went
to your website and immediately found useful information
for this group. Thanks again for all the help."
Hodges, Counselor,Greene County Tech Elementary
so appreciate you coming and spending the day with the Springdale
counselors and sharing your wonderful site with us. There
is such a wealth of information that we can share with our
faculty, students, and parents even at the elementary level.
I recently shared the site with my faculty, and I am sure
there will be an overwhelming amount of feedback from them.
Thanks again for everything."
Emerson,Counselor, Jones Elementary,Springdale, AR
have had the pleasure of reviewing your excellent site.
I must say that T.A.S.S.E.L. Time supports the comprehensive
school counseling program model by focusing on the development
of the whole child: academic, career, and personal-social.
With the use of the site as a toll, counselors have a wealth
of information on so many diverse topics that will aid in
their delivery of services to the students and parents of
Arkansas. The links to the various sites saves so much time.
Students and parents can access this information themselves.
You have brought the "power" to the people in
providing such a comprehensive site. A professional site
that is "user-friendly" to counselors, teachers,
parents, and especially students."
Kandis Croom, Master of Education in School Counseling and
Leadership Department Head, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville,
is a great site. Not only can I use this information
professionally but for me personally. I have an 8th grader.
I need this information so I can help her. Thanks
for doing this."
Jackson, Counselor, Benton, Arkansas
T.A.S.S.E.L. website is a very organized and detailed website.
My initial response was WOW! I see nothing but positive
and quick results for it's users. This website is a great
tool for everyone from school counselors to parents wanting
to get valuable information for their children. I wish I
had known about this website last year for my daughter who
is a freshman at UA Fort Smith. I would recommend this website
to anyone, especially high school counselors whose job is
to assist students in choosing their career paths."
Hester, Superintendent, Westside Public Schools
a junior high counselor, I receive lots of questions from
parents about how to search for information for their student
about resources for college admissions, scholarships, financial
aid, and just general information concerning students
and their future careers. Through Robin's hard work
there is now an excellent up to date resource for students,
parents, and counselors to use. Tasseltime is user friendly
and has a vast amount of information easily accessible.
From a parent's point of view, I have found this website
invaluable as I have searched for scholarship information
for my own student who is a senior. Thank you Robin
for a job well done."
Letsch, Southwest Junior High Counselor Springdale,
TASSEL Time website is without question one of the most
comprehensive collections of resources for college bound
students, their parents, and school counselors. Robin
Finley has created a web portal of national significance
for counselors with emphasis on resources for Arkansas students.
I highly recommend the TASSEL Time web site and congratulate
Robin on a major accomplishment."
Yeager, Technology Chairman, Arkansas School Counselor Association
three minutes of logging on at tasseltime.com I was visiting
several excellent Web sites with math games and instruction
designed for children and their teachers. I then viewed
a wealth of resources for parents of elementary aged children
designed to help them prepare for college and "learn
the ropes" of higher education and qualifying for scholarships.
Having worked personally with Mrs. Finley, I know that she
is the "real deal" when it comes to helping young
people and their parents plan for college. Just a few short
conversations with her were invaluable to my oldest daughter
as she navigated the scholarship maze before entering college.
I am thankful to have Mrs. Finley’s knowledge and extensive
research available on the Web for my 8th grade daughter’s
Warnock, Principal, Alma Intermediate School, Alma, AR
Tassel Time is an absolute lifeline! Robin has done
a terrific job of putting together, in one location, all
of the pertinent information needed by students, parents,
teachers and counselors in helping students gain an advantage
in the life-long educational process. I currently
serve 9 schools in 7 districts, and this user-friendly site
is a huge timesaver. Robin--I thank you, and my students
Garst, Academic Counselor, Educational Talent Search (TRIO)
North Arkansas College, Harrison, AR
advice Robin gives to athletes and their parents is very
valuable in the recruitment process. She not only gives
parents step-by-step information on how to help their child,
but also gives links to legitimate recruiting services,
if a parent chooses to take that route. Robin speaks from
experience; she was a respected coach and athletic director
in the state of Arkansas for several
years. The Website she has created is valuable for all students
to help them in their college planning."
Malzahn, Co-Offensive Coordinator, University of Tulsa,
appreciate Mrs. Finley for the diligence and persistence
she presented when helping me find scholarships. Without
the personal interest she took in my life I would not have
a college scholarship."
website is absolutely incredible! It has so much information
and is a great resource for students, parents, and teachers!
Robin Finley has helped me in so many ways. When I
graduated from high school, she found several scholarships
and helped me fill out applications and write the required
essays. With her help, I was able to get three college
scholarships which paid full tuition and even provided money
for books and other materials. I would recommend this
website to anyone interested in furthering their education.
It is a wonderful tool and can guide anyone through this
important decision-making time!"
website is any prospective college students dream!
It contains tons of great information to help all students
find their needed scholarships. Robin Finley, helped
me fulfill my dream of playing college basketball. With
Robin's help, I was awarded a 2 year athletic scholarship
to Westark College, where I went on to play in and win the
1995-NJCAA National Championship! After my 2 years
at Westark, I was awarded another 2 year athletic scholarship
at Lyon College. I went on to graduate with a BA in
History, and I currently teach social studies. This
website is a wonderful tool for helping students reach for
website is awesome for helping with scholarships.
I had the pleasure of having Mrs. Finley help me. Because
of her hard work and patience in helping me I was able to
get two scholarships that paid all of my tuition.
I love this site and think it can really help students that
are trying to get scholarships."
right college for yourself is stressful enough without the extra weight of the
ACT and scholarships. Tasseltime compiles all of the information one could
possibly ever want into a user-friendly database. Thanks to Robin Finley and her
amazing website, I wouldn't have been able to find helpful ACT testing tips or
scholarship providers. I encourage anyone looking into college to become a
member. Also, don't forget to check out the check-list calendar. It's very
useful in making sure all of the important deadlines are met in advance!"
Brittney, 2005 Graduate
"I had no idea that
the whole "college/career" process would be so complicated. Thank GOD for
the lady that created Tasseltime. My counselor gave us all a password to
use and I just thought it was one more thing--- but man! Just about every
question I could think of was answered in Tasseltime. I found 6
scholarships to apply for and I received 2 of them besides the ones I was
already getting for my grades. The site is WAY cool and my counselor said
the lady that created it was too!
I have known many fellow high-school graduate
students who have mentioned what a terrible time they had struggling to find
scholarships on their own and usually coming up short in their searches.
Although I would like to agree with them and say I had a terrible time as well,
I really can't, because through the help of Robin Finley and her eagerness to
find me the best scholarships that were out there, I was able to apply for and
receive various scholarships which have now paid for my tuition and fees
throughout college. It is now so exciting to see that she is willing to offer
her services and expertise to students across the country. No doubt that she
will do for them as well as she has done for me.
Julie ,2002 Graduate
kept telling me about this site that had all the info I needed to find
scholarships. I am glad she kept nagging me about it cause I followed that
calendar and now I am in college, paid for and I have met several friends who
had better ACT scores than me, but I received more money. Tasseltime is a
really cool site and helped me a lot to achieve my college goals.
Steven, 2005 Graduate
was so impressed with your website! If you cannot have Robin
Finley in person to assist your children with scholarships,
this website is definitely the next best thing. I
am so thankful for the unending effort and support given
to both my children by Mrs. Finley at this important time
in their life. Because of her devotion and commitment,
my daughter received a scholarship she didn't even know
existed until she received her congratulatory letter in
the mail. From a parent's perspective, Mrs. Finley's
assistance and knowledge is invaluable. I have one
child who has graduated from college and is now teaching
5th grade and my second child is now in his 2nd year of
college. We have had very little out of pocket expense
during this usually very expensive time all because we were
blessed by knowing Robin Finley. I would highly recommend
this website to anyone with these important decisions ahead."
have four boys, ages 7 to 17 and the Tassel Time Web site
has provided our family with a wealth of information that
will prepare us all for my boy's college years. It
is user friendly and provides many useful sites. I
discovered Tassel Time when I attended a technology workshop
in which Robin Finley, the creator of Tassel Time, presented
the program to educators from the Northwest Arkansas area.
Robin gave an excellent presentation, detailing all the
features of Tassel Time. I
would highly recommend Tassel Time for anyone with school-aged
children. Robin's presentation is a must for all educators
Wofford, M.S. CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
aren't enough words to express how valuable and helpful
Tassel Time has been for us. As we began helping Kristin
in this endeavor, things appeared overwhelming. The immense
amount of information for scholarships and financial assistance
available is staggering. Tassel Time provided us a place
to work from. Whether it was information about ACT testing,
resources to help increase ACT scores, available college
scholarships or some other information, we could always
start from Tassel Time.
The resources made known to us through Tassel Time, enabled
Kristin to raise her ACT scores, some by as much as 5 points.
The great part is she raised her scores on all sub-tests
and her total composite score. The college of her choice
awarded her a full scholarship. Plus, she has become eligible
for other scholarships. We would have never known this help
was available nor would we have known of the many scholarships
she qualifies for if not for you and the Tassel Time web
cannot imagine how high school seniors mange to successfully
seek out and obtain college scholarships without the help
of this web site. Why would they want to? Regardless of
a student's interests and abilities, Tassel Time encompasses
it all. Thank you again for taking the "hassle"
out of getting the tassel."
and David Ferguson