Nicole Andrea Porcaro

Nicole Andrea Porcaro (Nikkee) has been a fixture on the college admissions scene for over 14 years. She left a successful career as a journalist and an elite test preparation instructor at a large test preparation company in order to launch N.A.P. International. For the past few years, she’s also been assisting students, both domestically and internationally, with the college application process, helping to earn her students admission and scholarships to some of the top universities in the country. Check out the testimonials below for more on this!

Nikkee believes that personalized help is the best kind of help. While many large companies make grandiose claims (and have grandiose price tags to match), Nikkee gets to know each and every one of her clients, listens to their goals and formulates a plan to help them achieve those goals. Constant communication and a shared vision to help a student get to where he or she wants to be lead to the success No Anxiety Prep has consistently delivered. Nikkee has also testified in family court cases as an expert witness regarding educational consulting issues.

Nikkee graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a concentration in Sociology. She completed a citation in the College Park Scholars honors program and competed for the nationally-ranked Maryland Club Gymnastics team throughout college. After working in the worlds of promotional modeling and journalism for a few years (including stints at NBC and ESPN), Nikkee received her Masters of Science in Education in Teaching Language and Literacy, Grades 6-12, from Kaplan University, graduating summa cum laude. She is a member of many honor societies, including the Golden Key International Honor Society, and participates in the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Italian Cultural Society as well as numerous social sports leagues. She is also an avid amateur trapeze artist, performing in multiple shows in Washington, D.C. each year, and enjoys traveling the world; so far she’s been to six continents (the final one, Asia, is coming soon!) and sixteen countries!

She was also a recent contestant on Jeopardy! (June 2021), one of the 0.01% of those who try out to hold this honor each year.

Nicole operates out of the D.C. area, but has worked with clients in 15 states and seven countries via Skype, Facetime, Zoom and other online portals.

She was also recently selected as a Harvard Global Ambassador; check her out here!