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Prep for the ACT with us. Every hour counts.

Register for the February/March ACT Strategies course now!

Our ACT Strategies NOW! course is in high-demand because we share the techniques that will help you on test day, no matter what the questions ask you. Yes, you read that right.

​College Applications, DONE.

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Comprehensive Individual Advising for College-Bound Students

Families wishing to have individual coaching to build their college admissions portfolio can choose from several inclusive packages that provide the level of assistance they need, from help with a single essay to personal guidance on the whole process from start to finish. We work in person with students in Nevada, California, Louisiana, and Texas, and virtually with families around the world.

The College-Bound Comprehensive Coaching Package


The full four-step College-Bound Curriculum is best begun in the Spring of Junior Year
in order to provide enough time for a peaceful, well thought out plan.

 

Tuition covers:

Step One:  Major interests and academic goal-setting

Step Two: College list selection & personalized application timeline

Step Three: Writing coaching for academic resume, activity lists, and essays

Step Four: Ongoing supervision and guidance to complete all applications

 

Plus:

Weekly scheduled check-in calls/meetings and unlimited email and text communications

Revising, editing, and proofreading of all application materials

Personalized CustomCollegePlan online college research portal

To learn more about the options, click to get started.

ACT Test-Taking Strategies
Live Virtual Webinar Series

These courses focus on test-taking strategies that will help you earn your highest ACT, SAT, and AP Exam scores. We'll cover the mechanics of standardized tests, multiple-choice strategies, time-management issues, guessing, and other strategies that will help you understand how to make the most of your time on test day. These strategies can make a big score difference!

While we won't be specifically reviewing test content, we will discuss some good study strategies you can apply to your own content review, and each week will include timed practice sections. For highly-motivated students, a guided content review add-on is available for an additional fee (and of course requires additional work!)

The courses also include a full practice test plus personalized scoring and analysis.

5-Week Crash Courses
for February ACT
scheduled to begin in January


Monday evenings, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

 Wednesday evenings, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Saturday morning TBD, full-length practice test

* In order to serve the schedules of students from multiple districts, portions of this live course may meet virtually, using group video-conferencing software,  and recordings of sessions will be privately available to members of the group. (Cool, huh?)

$297 per student

Discounts are available for groups of 4-8 students

 
 
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Application Essay Writers' 
Weekend Retreats

When it comes to those application essays, it is important to know what colleges are looking for, and to ensure that you are delivering what admissions officers need in order to identify you as an ideal candidate.

It's equally important to slow down and craft an authentic and positive essay that represents the real you, is well-organized, and free of errors that could hurt your chances of making a solid impression.

Unfortunately, finding time to really focus on responding to those cryptic application essay prompts can be really difficult during the school year.  Spend a distraction-free weekend with Writing Rockstar and write a great Common Application essay, stress-free.

Schedule Your Own Retreat

You and one friend is all we need–or contact me and I will match you with other students ready to schedule.

Friday evening,*  5:30 - 7:00 pm

 Saturday  10:00 - 5:00 pm

 Sunday  10:00 - 5:00 pm

*Retreats meet Friday after school for introductions and writing prompts.

 

This live retreat is more than fourteen hours of face-to-face essay coaching in a small workshop setting, and includes one follow-up proofread via email.

 

$597 per student (minimum two participants);
$297 for each additional up to 5 students.

 

Retreat locations are flexible and by mutual agreement.

Let's get it done!

(Click here to arrange
your essay retreat.)

College Applications Boot Camp

July/August 2017 Workshops Have Concluded!

During these intensive summer workshops, students complete all the pieces of the Common App in just one week.  Working in small groups, each student builds a digital academic resume, drafts and revises polished, thoughtful responses to the Common App Essay Prompts, completes all the required forms, and creates a strategic plan for requesting letters of recommendation. Students will have light work to do in the evenings, while the instructor edits and reviews the day’s essay drafts.

 

By Friday afternoon, all the work is done, and your family can spend the spare moments of the last year of high school focusing on the OTHER important pieces of this puzzle, like standardized testing and building a college selection list! (We can help with that too.)

 
What about next year?!

(Click here to receive first notice for 2018 dates!)
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Business phone: 775-413-0371

Rockstar Academics is located in
Reno, NV, Ft. Worth, TX, and New Orleans, LA.