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“Every thought we think is creating our future.”

 

The important thing to know when mastering a new subject or skill, is that the magic happens not when we’ve learned the information, but when we’ve taught ourselves how to think about the topic. The tools for thinking that College Shortcuts places in your learning toolbox is what sets our tutoring process apart from the many tutoring companies out there – and we’ll teach you to think in a way that creates a beautiful future.

Our tutoring services, whether in-person or through Skype, are designed not only to help your child achieve better grades and apply to their dream colleges with ease and confidence, they are designed to foster thinking skills that helps to set your child apart from the pack.

Regardless of where you are in the world, you can access any one of our highly qualified tutors for sessions that will engage and motivate your child.

8th Grade Private Counseling

Middle, or junior high school, is the bridge between adolescence and young adulthood – and a critical time for learning in any student’s life. With our 8th grade private counseling, we will work one-on-one with your child to help them prepare for the next most important stage in their learning lives – high school. The transition from middle school to high school can often feel overwhelming. With our assistance, your child will be able to enter 9th grade with confidence and with a class schedule that works best for them.

Our 8th Grade Private Counseling with Neha Gupta includes:

– Personalized Admissions Report
We will provide you with a full, easy-to-read evaluation of your child’s personal, academic, and extracurricular areas.

– Individualized Guidance
We offer the guidance to prepare every 8th grader with customized course planning, best extracurricular choices for high school, and how to spend summer break.

– Personalized Testing Schedule
Knowing what to expect not only minimizes anxiety or fear of the unknown for soon-to-be high school students, it helps them plan in advance. We’ll map out a year-by-year testing strategy for standardized exams.

– Academic Niche
The earlier a student determines their academic niche, the more focused they will be on succeeding in that subject. We will also help to carve out an academic edge in that area to be able to showcase when it comes time to apply to colleges.

Strategic Educational Counseling – 9th-11th Grade

Our goal for the strategic educational consulting is to help you with the college process starting in high school. These calls will help to ensure that your child is ahead of schedule for the college application process as well as go to a school that will help them shine and utilize their strengths to develop as a leader. These calls specifically will aid in keeping them stress-free by having a mentor every month guiding them through the process. The result is to get them into the best college for them and create a compelling application for their senior year.

Inclusion of one call per month on strategic consulting:

  • Academic Consulting
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Community Service
  • College Consulting
  • Entrepreneurial Business Concepts
  • Scholarship Strategy
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Sports
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Mentorship
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Test Prep Advice
  • Tutoring Strategy

College Application Counseling – 11th grade

With our exclusive college application consulting program, we guarantee to eliminate the stress associated with the college application process. We will help both you and your child to complete the college application with confidence, and all we need is three weeks.

In these three weeks of working with College Shortcuts to navigate and execute a stellar college application, you will also have insight into:

– How to develop the perfect college list for a healthy balance between reach, safety, and on-target college choices.
– How to achieve that stand-out quality that sets your application apart from the rest.
– How to pick a major that won’t have you second-guessing your decision.

Our College Application Counseling with Neha Gupta includes:

– Personalized Admissions Report
We will provide you with a comprehensive list of schools to ensure your child is on the right path.

– Individualized Guidance
We offer the guidance to prepare every application with a unique angle that will make your child stand out to the admissions officers

– Resume and Crafting Essays
Knowing what to expect not only minimizes anxiety or fear of the unknown for soon-to-be high school students, it helps them plan in advance. We’ll map out exactly how to handle the dreaded college essay and resume

– Mentored Every Step Of The Way
The earlier a student determines their academic niche, the more focused they will be on succeeding in that subject. We will also help to carve out an academic edge in that area to be able to showcase on the applications and hold your child’s hand until they hit the submit button.

College Essay Guidance – 11th grade

The college essay is the best way to grab the attention of the college admissions boards and set yourself apart from other applicants.  The college essay process, from determining a topic to writing about it, to then putting together a tightly written essay that packs a punch, is the College Shortcuts specialty.

Working with College Shortcuts on the college essay will ensure that you learn:

  • How to write the perfect college essay that helps to set you apart from other applicants.
  • How to step outside the box and add voice and authenticity to your writing.
  • How to navigate the college essay process with ease and confidence.

Waitlist/Deferral Guidance – 12th grade

Received a response from your dream school that leaves you feeling neither here nor there? Being waitlisted or deferred can be a confusing experience, but College Shortcuts will help guide you the through next steps and how to handle your options. In this situation, it’s always best to have a back-up plan, and for that, we’ve got you covered.

Transfer Guidance – College

Thought you had it all figured out, only to find out you don’t exactly feel as dreamy in your dream school as you expected? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. In fact, according to a report from the Association for College Admissions Counseling, one out of three students end up transferring schools at one point in their undergraduate career.

Transferring from one college to another takes a good bit of strategy and planning, and with College Shortcuts, you’ll receive:

  • A one-hour consult call with a College Shortcuts Professional

Together with a college transfer specialist, you will have the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and plan of action for your next college move.

  • A customized transfer report

We will work together to analyze your current standing, assess your grades, and determine which schools would be a better fit for you to apply to.

  • Essay Guidance

With new applications comes new essays, and we’ll help you get through the process all over again.

Tutoring – Pre-K to College

Worried about scoring high on standardized tests? Looking for a strategic plan of attack to boost your grades, understanding, and thinking skills for any particular high school subject? Our top-of-the-line tutors and reputation for helping students excel makes us the perfect fit for all of your tutoring needs.

The subjects we tutor are:

  • Math (all levels)
  • Science (all levels)
  • English (all levels)
  • History (all levels)
  • Spanish (all levels)
  • French (all levels)
  • SAT
  • ACT
  • ISEE
  • OLSAT
  • SSAT
  • WPPSI
  • Lower School
  • Middle School


College Shortcuts is excited to partner with World Teacher Aid and part of the proceeds of any purchase on our site will be going towards us building a school in Kenya during October 2017.