Welcome to our College Essay Boot Camp


As we know, smart students today benefit from professional support in creating compelling college admissions essays. They know this helps get them accepted, especially when targeting selective or highly selective schools.

I mean, as a parent do you really want them to go it alone with so much on the line?

The biggest myth about college essays is that if a student gets good grades in English class, they are a good enough writer to deal with their essays with zero coaching.


High school English classes are designed to teach literature and grammar, but not marketing. And let’s face it, these essays need to help teens market themselves to the colleges and universities they dream of attending.

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Our many years as college admissions specialists has taught our team so much, and we’ll be tipping our best strategies in this once-a-summer opportunity exclusively for rising 12th graders. Attendees will learn:

👉HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE ROLE OF ESSAYS in the overall application

👉HOW TO BRAINSTORM TOPICS using easy-to-follow guidelines

👉HOW TO CREATE OUTLINES using keywords without making common mistakes


👉HOW TO POLISH final masterpieces that get the job done

They must learn how to weave the narrative thread for a cohesive story…how to position the intended major within that frame…how to emphasize some things and minimize others.

Most teens we’ve worked with for the last several decades have dozens of questions. Should they talk about their learning differences? Their mental health? The reason they got that C in 9th grade? Their family’s challenges?


It’s all about one word: DIFFERENTIATION. Standing out is critical, and the entire objective of this Boot Camp is to help make sure they do.

The college essays process be FUN—A CELEBRATION of how far the student has come. With the right mentorship, this can be a valuable learning experience for your son or daughter, and one most of them absolutely enjoy.

We are excited to share this process with you in Valley Prep Tutoring community, in this LIVE, ONLINE, INTERACTIVE College Essay Boot Camp.



This ONE WEEK ONLY even is for rising 12th graders who want to learn:

📌 How to pick the most strategic Common App prompt

📌 How to avoid common pitfalls so they don’t sound like other students (this happens more than you might expect…)

📌 Bonus trainings on how to position extra-curricular activities within their writing

📌 Everything your student needs to get 100% PREPARED to submit a great personal statement for the Common Application, with clarifications to help on UC personal interest questions and other types of prompts

GATE Team 3 ~

Pamela Donnelly and key members of her team will personally share with your teen exactly what they need to know to create college admissions essays that will help them get into as many of their favorite schools as possible.

This is a LIVE, ONLINE, INTERACTIVE EVENT! In five sessions of 90 minutes each there will be trainings, tons of giveaway gifts they need, and Q & A time.

Enroll today before spots fill! We only do this once a year. (Don’t worry, the team offers top-level services year-round for those who may want additional support once we wrap the event!)

See you soon 🙂