This online workshop is open to both active tutors as well as tutors completing our application process. The workshop, however, does not substitute for the mandatory in-person Tutor Training required of new applicants. Please refer to our event calendar to register for a Tutor Training.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
It’s never too early to start planning for college, but many of the students we work with think that a four-year school is out of reach. In this essential workshop for homeless and low-income students seeking college admissions, college consultant Susan Goodkin will show tutors how to help their students prepare for the process. Topics will include:
- IB, AP, honors, oh my — what classes students should take
- The 411 on testing: PSAT, SAT, ACT, and SAT subject tests
- How to build the kind of extracurricular list colleges want to see
- How to most effectively describe extracurricular activities to impress college admissions readers
- The dreaded college application essay — what colleges look for
- What teachers to ask for recommendations, and what they should — and shouldn’t — say
- How students should prepare for college interviews
- What low-income students need to know about the Questbridge program
- How to find colleges that are supportive of first-generation students
About the Presenter: Susan Goodkin helps students achieve their college dreams. Over the past few years alone, Susan has had 6 students admitted to Stanford, and multiple admissions at Harvard, Yale and at every other Ivy. Her clients have also been admitted to all the UCs and many other colleges across the country, ranging from small religious schools to large public universities. Susan is a graduate of Harvard University, Harvard Law School, and Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.