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Join our workshop to gain valuable insights on optimizing your US college application, with a specific focus on essay writing. Our college admissions expert, Tyler, will guide you through the process, sharing tips that have proven successful for our students. From attention-getting hooks to compelling conclusions, we’ll cover all aspects of crafting a standout essay.

During the workshop, you’ll participate in interactive activities that explore various writing techniques and their corresponding examples. We’ll introduce you to the concept of mapping narratives and storylines, ensuring a cohesive and engaging essay structure. Additionally, we’ll help you select unique and thought-provoking topics that will captivate admissions officers.

Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas, practice identifying and writing hooks, develop essay maps, and explore conclusions. Whether you choose to bring your own application essay or work on common essay types like Leadership, Cultural, Activity, or Favorite/Impactful Book, our workshop will provide personalized guidance and support.

Enhance your college application writing skills and increase your chances of admission by joining our workshop! Secure your spot today! The workshop is complimentary for current students, while new registrants will be charged a fee.

This workshop is for students applying to college in 2023 or 2024.

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Workshop Focus

  • Attention Getters / Hooks
  • Essay Format / Mapping
  • Non-obvious / Compelling Topic Selection
  • Conclusions / Reflections

Upcoming Essay Workshops

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University of California (UC) Essay Workshop

Registration Is Closed
Sunday, 1 October 2023, 1:30PM-4PMIn-Person, Prep Zone Academy Orchard
University of California (UC) Essay Workshop

Registration Is Open
Saturday, 7 October 2023, 1:30PM-4PMOnline
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Tyler J.

College Admissions Expert

Tyler attended the University of Minnesota, where he later worked as an interactive technology grant-funded researcher for three years after graduation. While living in Asia for 12 years, he has worked at Prince of Songkla University in Thailand, helping non-native English-speaking professors publish abroad while teaching academic writing and citation courses.

Meanwhile, he collaborated with startups in Shenzhen and Shanghai, working on college applications for eight years. To support his students, he explored creative nonfiction writing within courses at UCLA to gain an academic understanding of personal essays. He has mentored students to get accepted to top schools like Cornell, Penn, Columbia, JHU, Duke, Vanderbilt, Cambridge, Oxford, London Business School, Emory, Rice, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, USC, BU, Harvard, and The University of Chicago.

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