Our mission is to empower students, serve families, and inspire greatness. We know that applying to college can be overwhelming, which is why we strive to make this process enjoyable for families. We navigate the complex, multi-year process by working one-on-one with students as early as their freshman year of high school. But it’s not just about getting into college. At the core of everything we do is a passion for helping young people find their future.
Class 101 Treasure Coast is full of college planning experts who love helping students on the path to higher education. We all became a part of the Class 101 family because we want to make a difference in a young person’s life. Our various backgrounds aid us in doing this. Get to know each member of our team <here>.
OwnerMimi O’Leary owns Class 101 Treasure Coast-FL, where her mission is to help students and families navigate the college planning process while helping to lower the cost of college for families. Mimi has always enjoyed working with students, primarily as a classroom teacher or a tutor. Mimi is a Florida certified educator in elementary education, primary education, and exceptional student education. Her interest in college planning began when she helped her oldest son go through the college planning process. Her eldest child is a graduate of Auburn University, and her two younger children graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Mimi’s positive attitude and commitment to her students, combined with the proven systems of Class 101, make the perfect match for successful outcomes for her students and their families. Mimi says, “Positive attitudes will lead to positive outcomes.“ Mimi is a Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana graduate.
OwnerAs co-owner, Mike O’Leary brings his experience as a business leader to operating the Class 101 of the Treasure Coast franchise. Mike earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. Upon graduation from Notre Dame, Mike served on active duty as a Tank Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completing his military service, Mike began a 27-year civilian career in the newspaper industry. In 2020, Mike joined Class 101 full-time. Mike leads our St. Lucie County office but often serves students and families in the Stuart office, too. Mike is active in the community, serving on the School Advisory Committee at John Carroll High School. Mike represents Class 101 at the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce and the Martin County Business Exchange.
I learned so much about myself and what I want to do in college during my time at Class 101! After working with Mrs. O’Leary, I am better prepared and confident for what the future has in store. I would not have had the positive outcomes I achieved without the amazing guidance from Mrs. O’Leary and Class 101!
Loyola Marymount University
Class 101, with Mr. and Mrs. O’Leary’s help and guidance, has allowed me to reach my goals. From preparing for college interviews, to brainstorming essay ideas, Class 101 has prepared me well for the next chapter in my life
Class 101 gave me the tools I needed to do well on the SAT and write powerful college essays. They provided me guidance throughout the college application and interview process. Thank you so much Mimi and Mike!
University of Florida - Honors College
Class 101 felt like a second family to me! It was a great environment where you felt safe to ask questions and to go for help with school and college applications; big or small.
University of Alabama
Starting Class 101 was one of the best decisions ever. I learned so much from Mrs. O’Leary and Mrs. Waltersdorff and they helped me gain 8 college acceptances, a Bright Futures scholarship, and an invitation to join UCF’s Top Ten Knight program. Class 101 is filled with amazing mentors and memories, thank you for everything!
University of Central Florida - Honors College
When I first started Class 101 with Mrs. O’Leary, I was a good student, but my SAT score was low and I had no clue about the college admissions process. Mrs. O’Leary changed everything. What makes Class 101 special is the personal attention you get with SAT prep and college prep, while at the same time Mrs. O’Leary pushed me to take initiative by myself. Class 101 is not one of those companies that babies their students or is just surface. I really learned how to be a great applicant and get into schools that I never would have considered without Class 101.