College Application Tutoring and Bootcamp

College Application Tutoring and Bootcamp 2018-05-07T23:05:21+00:00

College Essay Success Begins Here!

Join Dr. Aimee Weinstein as she helps students prepare a polished product, ready to send to any school.  Dr. Weinstein will not only set students on the path, but stay with them the whole time, so the outcome is an essay worthy of sending to any college in the country.

Essay Prompts 2018

In late January, the Common Application announced their essay prompts for the 2017-2018 school year, and while some have remained the same, some have changed.  Last year (2017) they added a 7th prompt that simply asks students to write the essay of their choice.

While some students do best responding to specific prompts, we at Inspiring Test Prep believe that the students who write the best essays write them on topics about which they are passionate, and that passion might not correspond to a pre-scripted prompt.  Are you worried about writing the perfect essay to go with your application? Stop worrying; we are here to help.

Step one: Brainstorming

On day one, Dr. Weinstein shows the students tips and tricks to writing about themselves in a significant way, helping them derive meaning from their experiences which they can turn into essays.  On day two, students will have a working session in order to draft their own essay with Dr. Weinstein’s guidance.  Dr. Weinstein will review the drafts and email them back within a day or two with commentary and critique.

Step two: Spit-Shine Those Boots

The price of the preparation includes two more reviews by Dr. Weinstein.  She will provide detailed feedback on content, asking questions on content, forcing students to think through the way they present their ideas, as well as fixing grammar, punctuation and other errors.

Step three: Stepping Out

If the essay is not ready after steps one and two, further reviews from Dr. Weinstein will be available.  Very quickly students should have essays that are polished to a high shine and ready to send out with their applications.

Please note: If the schools your student is applying to have a series of short answer questions beyond the Common App question, reviews will also be available at an additional cost.  Additionally, if the student’s school of choice does not take the Common App, then he or she should feel free to bring that school’s essay prompt to class.

Meeting Date & Time

Bootcamp Dates: Friday, July 13 from 10am to noon, and Saturday, July 14 from 10am to noon. Two follow-up submissions.

Questions?

Email aimee@katedalby.com or call her at 571.275.6521

Instructor

Dr. Aimee Weinstein

Cost

$500 ($50 discount for Inspiring students)

Questions?

Contact Dr. Weinstein at 571.275.6521 or aimee@katedalby.com or Kate Dalby at 703.203.5796 or kvs@katedalby.com for more information.

College Application Bootcamp

Testimonials

Hey Ms. Kate,

I just wanted to let you know that I made the first cut for the TJ Admission! Thank you all so very much for your help and support, because without it, I would have most definitely been lost while taking the test.

On to phase 2!

Thanks again,

CC

CC

Yay! I’m a semifinalist!!!now I just have to fill out another application :(thanks for all your help!

NB

NB

I made the TJ first cut!!!

C.T.

C.T.

Dear Kate,

I just got a letter from TJ that I passed the first cut for my TJ test! Thank you so much for all of your help! I will let you know the results of the second stage of screening, which I know is very hard.

Sincerely,
SC

SC

Kate,
I just wanted to send my sincere thanks for sending this explanation to us.  It was extremely helpful.   This is exactly the sort of work Noah needs to spend more time on.  Thank you again for taking the time to explain the problem in a very straight forward manner.  Have a wonderful weekend!
Kind regards,
Jeff

Jeff
Thank you so much Caroline!  You’re both a great team…you definitely motivated him to work hard!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday and new year!
It’s a very happy Christmas gift!  Thank you again for helping him focus and prepare!  We’ll see you again in 4 years when it’s his brothers turn.
Parent of Langley HS 2018 Student
Dear Ms. Kate,
Just want to let you know that I got semi-finalist letter today. I made it!!
Thank you so much for everything you did to help me. i will let you know how I make out.
Thanks Again,
MF
MF
Thanks so much for helping me get that 33.
JS
S. made it to the next phase of TJ admissions and would like to say thanks for all your help.

CM

CM
Hello Kate,

We just wanted you all to be the first to know that our son, JC, is a TJ semifinalist!! He received his letter today!
Thank you so much for your tutoring, preparation and guidance through this process! Now he’s off to begin the second phase of the TJ Admissions process (i.e seeking teacher recommendations, completing student information sheet, etc.) Any helpful tips regarding this second phase is most welcome:)
Thank you again for teaching and preparing him!

Sincerely,
FC

FC
He got into:
UVA, Boston College,Northeastern, Colgate, Colby [and] Davidson (was nominated for the Belk Scholarship,…he is one of two alternates).
Parent of J
So far, he’s been accepted to the Engineering school at ILLINOIS, as well as RIT and the Colorado School of Mines. (Raised score from 31 to 35 composite.)
NR
I got a 35!!!!! Could not have done it without you!!!! Thanks so much! 32 English, 35 Math, 36 Reading, 35 Science.
Steve

Student Profiles

STUDENT SERVICE RESULT
Langley HS Student, Class of 2018 ACT class & math tutoring with Caroline Hesse 27 to 32 ACT Composite
Langley HS Student, Class of 2019 Accelerated ACT/SAT class 1300 PSAT (2016) to 1490 PSAT (2017)
30 to 34 ACT Composite
McLean HS Student, Class of 2018
10 hours of tutoring

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