i. admissions masterclass
Masterclass draws on my experience as an attorney, teacher, and Stanford admission officer to help you present the best version of your student-self to colleges. In this ten-hour, on-demand course, we’ll cover every part of the process with detailed examples and every strategic move I know to help you submit an application you’re proud of. For details on the course, check out our syllabus.
ii. writing workshop
Writing Workshop is for students who only want help on their essays. Our Workshop provides access to everything we teach on writing essays in our Masterclass. (So if you enroll in Masterclass, you have access to the same material in Writing Workshop.) We’ll teach you where to research winning topics, dissect compelling essay examples, and talk tactics sentence-by-sentence. We’ll study five personal essays, key supplemental essays like the Why Our College Essay, and short answers. For details on the course, check out our syllabus.
iii. individual classes
If you’re only interested in a specific class we cover in Admissions Masterclass, we’re currently offering Class I–IV below.
What are colleges looking for? I hear so many unhelpful answers: “Just be yourself.” “We’re looking for all types.” “Every college is looking for something different.” I understand the spirit of those points, but I have a different approach. In this foundational class, I teach you specifics: The three key concepts that are part of every compelling application to every school: Intellectual Vitality, Points of Excellence, and Texture.
Masterclass vs. Workshop vs. Individual Classes
Admissions Masterclass: This is our full course. You have access to all 10 classes. (About 10 hours of content.)
Writing Workshop: This provides access to the same material in our writing classes from Masterclass 6, 7, and 8. (About 4 hours of content).
Individual Classes: These are the same first four classes from Masterclass: 1, 2, 3, and 4. Only Masterclass offers access to Class 5, 9, and 10.
Access: You have access to anything you buy for one-year.
Sharing: Students and parents can share an account. But only one user can be logged-in at a time.
Format: On-demand: Watch what you want, when you want. I also provide links to important information. For example: Class 5 on Activities links to about 40 competitions, programs, and other smart activities that colleges value.