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Complimentary Consultation: How it Works


Prior to working with a client, I like to provide a complimentary consultation. The purpose of this consultation is to get to know each other; discuss the purpose and goals for our sessions; and provide my recommendation for how to best move forward.

 Once you decide you'd like to work with me, I draft a tentative agreement and email it to you for review and feedback. After incorporating necessary edits, I bring the finalized agreement for signing to our first session.
 



College Readiness Presentations and Workshops



Presentations and workshops are designed to meet your group's specific educational goals and needs. We create a customized workshop experience in college readiness and academic preparation.


These presentations and workshops are suitable for U.S. high school students, international students, and organizations wanting to increase their knowledge of the college admissions process in a group setting.


All presentation and workshop participants receive expert guidance and coaching by Yenda and a customized Workshop Workbook.


Made to order workshops and presentations available upon request.


Price: Variable, depending on size, duration, and scope of project



Presentation and Workshop Topics for U.S. High School Students:


College Admissions Facts You Need To Know


Do you know what the true admissions statistics for your colleges of interest are? How about graduation rates? Financial aid? Do you know what your rights are as a student and how to secure the information that you need to make informed choices? This presentation addresses all these topics and more.



Top Qualities Elite Colleges Look For


If you answered that academics and SAT scores were the top things elite colleges look for, you would be wrong. Hundreds of students with perfect GPAs and SAT scores get rejected every year from elite universities. There are just too few spaces and too many applicants to rely on grades and test scores alone. Find out why certain specific personal qualities are the real top things elite colleges look for. This presentation will explore these qualities and provide advice for cultivating them in your own high school career.



How to Become a Person of Interest to Colleges


What does it mean to become a person of interest? Why is this so important in relation to college admissions? How do you cultivate yourself into a person of interest? This workshop will answer these questions and will help you develop a roadmap for developing yourself as a person of interest to colleges.



How to Create Your Best-Fit College List


What is a best-fit college and why is it so important to apply to best-fit colleges? What are some of the factors you look for in determining a best fit college? This workshop will answer these questions and will help you develop a personalized guideline for how to create a college list that is right for you.


The College Admissions Essay


One of the most critical, and misunderstood, factors in the college admissions process is the college admissions essay. This workshop will outline the key qualities college admissions look for in the college admissions essay. Participants will also learn a structured process for creating their college admissions essays.



Presentations and Workshops for International Students:


Academic Writing for U.S. Colleges


One of the most challenging hurdles for the international student to overcome is understanding and being able to utilize U.S. academic writing conventions. This workshop will outline U.S. academic writing expectations for university settings and provide a structured plan that international students can use to improve their academic writing skills.


The College Admissions Essay


One of the most critical, and misunderstood, factors in the college admissions process is the college admissions essay. This workshop will outline the key qualities college admissions look for in the college admissions essay. Participants will also learn a structured process for creating their college admissions essays.


The U.S. Education System


This presentation provides an overview of the U.S. Education system and answers some of the most common questions international students have about studying in the U.S.


U.S. College Admissions System


This presentation provides an overview of the U.S. College Admissions system and answers some of the most common questions international students have about applying to U.S. colleges and universities.

TOEFL Preparation




Pro-Bono Work


Non-profit and public organizations, such as libraries, schools, and churches are eligible for free or low-cost presentations and workshops. Please contact me for more information.