Our intensive workshops are designed to accommodate small groups of students working at a rigorous pace. We combine proven lessons with creativity and fun as each student receives personalized, one-on-one attention from writing coaches, interview experts and college counselors. When they leave the program students will have connections to all of their mentors as well as a small group of ambitious, motivated peers. (This program is for rising seniors only.)
The college application process is complex. But it doesn’t have to be stress-filled and overwhelming.
Our workshops help you FOCUS and FINISH, and even have a little FUN.
COLLEGE APPLICATION/ ESSAY
NEW YORK CITY
COMMON APPLICATION ESSAY
COMMON APP ACTIVITIES
COLLEGE LIST SUPPORT
SENIOR YEAR STRATEGY
YOUR WORKSHOP TEAM
Leelila loves helping students weave a cohesive and compelling story out of the different colored threads that comprise their upbringing, talents, quirks and interests.
Random note: There is no pair of high heels too high for Leelila; she’s even been known to hike in them.
Leelila has a B.S. in Writing from MIT.
Ernie is the marketing mind behind positioning a student most effectively to college admissions committees.
Random note: Ernie loves cooking, in part, because it reminds him of chemistry lab.
Ernie has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Kimmi is an author, educator, storyteller, and three-time Moth StorySlam winner. She teaches memoir and humor writing workshops and also works with students on college essays that bring out their best.
Random note: Kimmi loves horror films; creating watercolor winter skylines; and her favorite number is nine.
Kimmi holds a BA in Social Science in the Arts from SUNY Purchase.
Elise specializes in narrative storytelling on a wide range of subjects. She started her career as a reporter/anchor and spent more than 20 years as a television news and documentary producer.
Random note: Elise is obsessed with U2; loves good (or even bad) pizza, college softball and Martha’s Vineyard.
Elise has a B.A. in American Government from Cornell University, an M.A., in Broadcast Journalism from the Univ. of Missouri, and a certificate in College Advising from Columbia University’s Teachers College
Sarah has spent more than a decade as a college counselor and tutor and has traveled throughout Europe to work with students on college preparation. She is a whiz at guiding families through the whole process and has seen her students accepted at the most elite schools in the US.
Random note: Sarah’s cat, @thelittlepuff, has more Instagram followers than she does; she is an expert at assembling Ikea furniture; and she thinks the Creme Brulee donut from Donut Plant is the best thing EVER.
Sarah has a B.A. in Theater from Dartmouth, and an M.F.A. in Acting from Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University.
Christopher has been tutoring in New York City for more than fifteen years.
He has also worked as a restoration ecologist, an environmental
consultant and writer, a homeschool teacher, and a Yale teaching
Random note: Christopher had many pets growing up, including roosters, rabbits, ducks, and guinea hens. One of his favorite college courses was installation art. He has been to 87 countries.
Christopher has an AB in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, as well as a Certificate in Environmental Studies, from Princeton University and an MESc from Yale University.