"Emma found the essay help and writing support very helpful!"

-Michael Knapp, parent of Emma, West Anchorage High School grad who completed a college admissions consulting program and earned the Willamette Trustee Scholarship ($32,000/year)


Why It Matters


In today's competitive admissions environment, your application may be evaluated in a matter of minutes. At colleges that evaluate thousands of applicants with high GPAs and test scores, your essay is a critical opportunity to set your story apart. Our 3-day College Essay Workshop will empower you to craft a polished, strategic personal statement—a story only you could tell—to give yourself the best shot at success.


What You'll Accomplish


Our College Essay Writing Workshop is a 3-day in-person seminar-style program, where you will receive step-by-step guidance on developing and finalizing your college application personal statement, from beginning to end.  You'll work directly with Kimberly Hewitt (director of our college counseling practice) and Sam Wong (Student Success Manager).


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Day 1:


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Day 2:


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Day 3:


Before Class:

  • Brainstorming exercise*


During Class: 

  • Analyze previous student essays and learn the elements of an effective essay topic
  • Idea expansion and narrow down to one option


After Class:

  • Submit draft #1 for feedback

During Class: 

  • Learn how to revise your essay
  • Discuss examples of of student essays in multiple stages of revision
  • Review instructor feedback from draft #1


After Class:

  • Review feedback on draft #1
  • Submit draft #2 for feedback

During Class: 

  • Review Common App essay prompts
  • Discuss essay content in context of college goals
  • Peer editing


After Class:

  • Review feedback on draft #2
  • Submit draft #3 for final feedback


*Before the first session, you will receive a brainstorming exercise to get your ideas flowing and identify compelling topics for the Common Application (or other application) essay prompt of your choice. We recommend completing this exercise before your first class session.


Who, Where, When, & Materials


Who & Where



  • Open to rising seniors (12th grade as of September 1, 2023)

  • Sessions at Frontier Tutoring Anchorage Office (500 E. Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99503)

Three sessions, all from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM:


  • Saturday, June 3rd
  • Saturday, June 10th
  • Saturday, June 17th


Can't make these dates?  Check out our one-on-one college admissions consulting plans.

Please bring to each session:


  • Laptop/charger, draft resume*, essay brainstorming exercise*,  unofficial transcript*, baseline PSAT/SAT/ACT scores*, Common App account login*


*After you sign up, we'll send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to access each of these items



Optional Add-On: Individual Essay Review Session

You may also choose to sign up for a  1-hour individual application review session, where you (student, with optional parent attendance) to review your essay and receive personalized guidance on how to further optimize it, plus review any other aspects of your application.


Get Started Now

  • The College Essay Workshop is available for $895 $795 until Thursday, March 30 at 5:00 PM
  • The optional 1-hour essay review session is available for an additional $149


Sign Up Now