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Karen Erwin


Karen is the owner of Class 101-Chattanooga, TN, where her mission is to help students and families navigate the complex steps leading to successful and affordable college admission. Karen earned her B.A. from the University of South Florida. She handles all of the college planning details for busy students and families. As their mentor, she has helped many high school students in the Chattanooga area with finding the right college and preparing them for this exciting chapter of their lives. She has been called the "College Therapist" and her role as a trusted source of support for parents, guides them through the process relieving the stress from having to spend hours upons hours searching colleges, completing resumes, editing essays, and watching deadlines. Contact Karen today!

Auston Davidson

College Advisor/STEM Specialist

Auston is a College Advisor for Class 101 Chattanooga with a focus on STEM related studies. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Optical Engineering and Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Determined to get the most out of college, he navigated through the arduous process of college selection and finding the various ways of making college more affordable. That is why his goal is to empower students during the college application process and help steer them through the financial aspects of tuition, scholarships, and awards. He currently works as a Product Manager in the field of industrial manufacturing (that means every day is an episode of How It’s Made). During his free time, he enjoys learning about other cultures through international travel and food. Auston is available to help students and parents navigate the complex process of college admissions. Call Auston today! (423) 883-3598

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Karen Erwin



2158 Northgate Park Lane, Suite 416, Chattanooga, TN 37415

Our Chattanooga Students Say It Best

Was completely worth every bit of the Time and Money. I was able to raise my Composite ACT score from a 19 to a 26, and get accepted to my dream school after 5 weeks of attending class 101. The classes are super flexible to fit any schedule, and I would highly recommend to anyone prepping for the ACT or SAT.


Middle Tenn State University

Karen, with Class 101 Chattanooga, was beyond fabulous! She helped my daughter maintain academic success, achieve her test score aspirations, and navigate the college application process from start to finish. My daughter was accepted to every college of her dreams and is flourishing in her sophomore year. I don’t know how we would have managed such an exciting, yet daunting, college application year without Karen and Class 101!

Leigh Ann B.

University of South Florida

I’ve had a great experience with Class 101! I can not imagine preparing and applying for colleges without her! I’m very grateful for Karen, as she is patient and cares about all her students!


Texas Christian University

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