The ACT/SAT is optional for many colleges and for some, they are not considered at all
The essay and resume portions of the application have heightened influence
Most students don't have a resource trained in how to make a college essay stand out to an admission team
The College Entrance Essay is a daunting and essential part of the college application process.
For the UC Application, students are given 8 prompts and asked to answer 4 of them in 350 words or less.
The Common Application, which is used by most private schools, consists of a choice between 6 different prompts.
Most private schools, in addition to the Common App essay, require multiple supplemental essays on their applications.
We assist students in the planning and editing of their college application essays for both the UC Application and the Common Application. In these sessions, although they consist of hard work and dedication, we attempt to bring forth the true voice of your student in such a way as to spark the interest of the college admissions counselors.
We have coached over 200 students in the writing of their essays and have helped them gain admission to Ivy Leagues, UCs and other state University as well as many private schools.
Schools where our students have earned acceptances include: Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA Caltech, Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins, Pomona, University of Chicago, Rice, Loyola Marymount, Carnegie Mellon, Baylor, NYU and Chapman University and many more.
College Essay Guru, Counselor, Tutor, University of California, Berkley, Bachelors of Arts
Erika is a California native who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Sociology. She worked as a health educator for two years and gave lectures on various health topics. She has been tutoring and teaching the SAT verbal section, along with many other subjects, since 2008. She has been coaching college entrance essays since 2010. She has worked at several prestigious SAT and college prep academies, the most notable being College BluePrint and Elite Educational Institute, where she was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2013. She is a member of WACAC (Western Association for College Admissions Counselors) and is an enthusiastic attendee of their annual conference. She has experience with students from a wide range of backgrounds, ages and learning abilities.