College Application Essay Tutoring

College Application Essay Tutoring 2018-03-27T19:13:53+00:00

by Dr Aimee Weinstein

In late January, the Common Application announced its essay prompts for the 2017-2018 school year, and while some have remained the same, some have changed. This year we find 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.

Option #1: One-on-one essay tutoring

Dr. Weinstein will work with your student on an individual basis to not only brainstorm the perfect topic, but to put out a polished piece worthy of the school of your choice.

Option #2: College Essay Bootcamp

Dr. Weinstein will work with a group of students for two days, two hours each day, to brainstorm topics, plan the essays and then get started with the writing. There is value in bouncing ideas off of others in a group, as well as getting the attention needed in a small classroom environment. Three reviews of essays are included in the price of the workshop.  There will be one date at the end of June, one in July and one in August.  If we need to, we can add more dates.

Our best advice is to get the essay done over the summer between your junior and senior years of high school. Once senior year begins in late August, the demands of school and the whirlwind of activities will take over your life so that the essay will be pushed to the back burner, causing major stress as the semester progresses and applications are due.  Getting at least the essay done early has big payoffs.

For more information or questions, email Dr. Weinstein at aimee@katedalby.com

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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