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Meet Michael Mastroianni

Bestselling Author, Educator & Consultant

Michael recently retired after 44 years as a teacher and counselor.

Get Knowledge for College will provide your teenager with all the tools and training to get accepted at his/her first-choice college or university. His passion for the past 25 years was to help his students get into a college, decide on a major, and pay for their education. Your child’s future is so important and worth this small investment.



Born in Massachusetts, Michael grew up in New Jersey and attended college in West Virginia. Since 1972 he has called Florida his home, but there’s no denying from his accent that he’s originally from the Northeast. Michael’s proudest accomplishments are his two sons. His oldest son now works as an architectural draftsman while his younger son is a hospice/palliative care doctor.

His Vision

As a parent, Michael understood the often overwhelming stress of college planning, and the high school and college admissions process.

He wondered why he wasn't sharing his life experiences and professional expertise with students and parents.

Thus, the concept of the Get Knowledge for College program was born. His popular “Mistakes in College Planning” books and college planning video courses have made evident the need to continue offering counseling to parents and students during the college planning and college application process.


He Can't Tell a Lie

  • He is 100% Italian and proud of it!
  • In 1998, He traveled to Italy on a personal mission to find his grandfather’s hometown.
  • It was a life-changing experience. He discovered that he had family in Italy!
  • This journey allowed him to uncover that he was part of a much larger family in Italy and England.


  • As a result, Michael wrote a historical novel entitled, Born in Italy: Loved in America, based on my grandparents’ journey to the USA in 1909.
  • He is committed to drinking an expresso every morning whether he needs it or not.
  • He longs to return to Italy soon to relax at a sidewalk cafe, drink expresso, eat gelato, and enjoy life the Italian way.