From a Student

“I am grateful to have been able to learn many of the tips I needed to apply to college through the summer essay workshop. I learned the value of rewriting and editing multiple times to make my message as concise as possible. Thank you for making me a stronger writer and an even better storyteller.”

Andres A., UCLA

From a Parent

“Cynthia has a passion for writing and a joy for teaching.  She brings her enthusiasm and her invaluable years of working in admissions to my twins in guiding their college prompt essays. Cynthia’s suggestions and corrections are presented in the most positive way which has elevated my daughter’s confidence to get the application done in a timely matter.”

Janice Larson, parent of twins, Class of 2018

From an Administrator

“Dr. Colon provided a meaningful and memorable experience for my students. She did a phenomenal job connecting with them and giving them practical advice. The students, themselves, believed that the essay workshop truly motivated them and found the guided instruction to be easy to follow, manageable, and powerful. Students walked away feeling reinvigorated and significantly more confident about writing a meaningful and moving personal statement.

When it came to strategies regarding engaging students to brainstorm and write a powerful personal statement, Dr. Colon was magnificent. Her presentation style felt conversational and allowed students to truly express themselves both out loud and on paper. It was incredible to see my students be absolutely captivated by Dr. Colon’s personal anecdotes and then understand how their own stories could be just as powerful. This workshop is exactly what my juniors needed in order to successfully tackle one of the most difficult elements of the college application process.”

Alberto Chavarria
Director of Guidance and College Counseling
Ramona Convent Secondary School