High School Students
APPLICATION BOOT CAMP
Full Service Support
IT’S TIME TO GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!
Beginning in the spring of Junior year, we help students finalize their college list, develop essay strategies, and complete all necessary components of the application process, including teacher recommendations, score reporting, and interview prep. We support students as they navigate the Common App and Naviance Systems
to complete their college applications by August 1st!
IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!
The Common App essay and all supplemental essays should bring your qualifications to life. We will guide you to elaborate and share the most unique and interesting facets of your life. We will help you determine the best focus for each response,
making sure that your unique story is presented.
We will provide basic editing suggestions.
IT JUST TAKES TIME!
We will provide individualized attention to help you find your authentic voice and create vivid images to engage your reader. This includes drafts, and supportive coaching, with specific guidance on content, creativity, organization, sentence structure, grammar and usage.
FULL SERVICE SUPPORT
Comprehensive Personal Review
TELL US ALL ABOUT YOU!
The Personal Review includes a Personality Assessment and Student Profile to help identify strengths and interests. This stepping stone allows us to determine an Action Plan to help your personal “story” materialize. We will work together throughout the year on course selection and pursuit of enriching activities consistent with your passion.
Our regular “To Do” lists will keep you organized, focussed, and on target to achieve your goals,
with an emphasis on helping you maximize your Scholarship, Leadership, Service & Career potential.
Our focus is on helping you best represent yourself. We will help you document your successes, including academics, leadership, extra-curricular activities, community service, and employment.
Our specialized resume template will highlight important aspects of the common app, and make the completion of college applications much simpler.
FINDING A COLLEGE SHOULD BE FUN!
We will provide a road-map and motivation to achieve your admission goals. Our unique College Grid will help you create a personalized College Inventory list based on academics, geography and size, complete with three tiers: Confident, Priority and Reach schools.. We will further refine your list using a search engine, considering specific academic and social factors.
Preparing for Interviews
NOT JUST FOR COLLEGE!
An important life skill, interpersonal communication
is critical in your ability to advocate for yourself,
and present yourself with confidence.
These sessions will help improve your face-to-face interactions, sharing your successes, and discussing your specific goals and expectations.
We will support you with college interviews, and also help improve your interview skills for opportunities such as internships, scholarships, and employment.
RISING JUNIORS & SENIORS
SAT/PSAT/ACT Test Prep
Our program utilizes experienced instructors,
a well-developed curriculum, and classes of about 6 students to address individualized needs.
PART 1 is our INTRO Course which consists of 8 sessions introducing the math & verbal test content, using homework assignments and class review.
PART 2 is our TEST STRATEGIES Course which consists of 4 sessions to review test-taking guidelines with hands on review of a complete test for important SAT/ACT test-taking strategies.
PART 3 is our MOCK TESTING Course which consists of 3 real-world mock tests (9 hours), followed by a math & verbal review session to address incorrect responses, additional questions, and individualized help.
PLEASE NOTE that each Test Prep Session begins
4-6 weeks before a scheduled SAT or ACT Test.
To maximize preparation, it is recommended that
these 3 Test Prep Parts be taken in sequence.
They may also be taken as stand-alone courses,
based on individual needs.
**Ask about our BASELINE ASSESSMENTS to determine whether the SAT or ACT test
is right for your student.
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Full Service Support - MS
NOT JUST FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!
Get an early start on your college readiness and make your high school transition easier and better planned. Receive the same guidance as our High School students in a modified fashion appropriate for you. Begin planning the coursework and leadership/service activities that are important to you, and lay the groundwork for important high school decisions.
NOT JUST FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS!
You’ve tried Pottery, Sports, and Creative Cooking,
but now you are in Middle School.
Sign-up for private lessons or a group class with creative curriculum in core subjects or the arts. Examples include, Code Hour, Robotics, Language Immersion, History through Movies, Learn a Song (piano), Guitar Lessons, Drawing, and more!
THERE ARE ALWAYS OPTIONS!
These sessions will provide guidance on the financial aid process, including an overview of the loan, grant, and work study components of need packages.
We will discuss creative ways to help you afford a college education, identify schools with appropriate types of merit scholarships, and find scholarships that are not school specific. We will also guide you through completion of the FAFSA and CSS Profile applications.
Academic Skills Sessions
STOP SPINNING YOUR WHEELS!
Let our experienced instructor help you with the basics. Whether in Middle or High School, our well-developed curriculum will help you put it all together in a series of 3 or 4 small group sessions. This will help you get Organized, Manage your Time, and Set Goals, as well as help you Create Good Study Habits and Effective Note Taking. Our personalized approach will make sure you are prepared for any academic challenge. Private sessions are also available.
Talent Recruitment Counseling
LET’S SHOWCASE YOUR ABILITIES!
We will guide your pursuit of intercollegiate athletics or the arts. These sessions will help you navigate the system to determine the best course of action when applying to colleges. We will focus on finding the right schools to match your talent needs and balance your academic expectations. We will suggest appropriate venues to help you get noticed, track your contacts, and guide your communications with recruiters.
WE WANT TO TEACH YOU!
Individualized instruction by our certified teachers will help you learn the material regardless of the subject. Private and small group sessions with a personalized approach focussing on student engagement. We will support you with training on difficult concepts, homework guidance, and professional feedback on specific assignments.
Tutors are available in the areas of Math, Science, English (reading and writing), History, and Languages.