Essay Workshops for Students
and Educational Consultants
(college admissions consultants, counselors, teachers, etc.)

I offer in-person and cyber essay workshops to teacher and counselor groups, as well as workshops for their students, in Southern California and throughout the U.S.

Student Workshops

During my interactive essay workshops with students, I help them understand what makes a great college application essay, and take them through various writing exercises to help them identify strong topics, teach them narrative writing techniques and show them how to craft “slice-of-life” personal essays.

I use a variety of hand-outs, worksheets, videos and exercises to make the workshops lively and interactive. All students receive free copies of my popular writing guides.

Anyone is welcome to put together their own group, including educational consultants, counselors, teachers, parents and students.

Email me for details:

I will be giving my Boot Camp essay writing workshops this summer in Laguna Beach starting in June. Click HERE for details.

If you want to put together your own group for a workshop, I host them at my home in Laguna Beach or a location you pick in Southern California, from LA to San Diego and Riverside. Email me to discuss details:

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Counselor and Teacher Workshops


Become an official Essay Jumpstart Expert!

Get certified to teach narrative essay writing by taking my private or group workshops either in person or via Webinar platforms.

Cost: $200 for hourlong private training.

Put together you own group of 2 or more (cyber or in-person), and the cost goes down! Just email me for details:

During these sessions, I teach counselors and English teachers what I believe makes a “great” or effective college application essay, and then how to teach their students to write them using a narrative (story-telling) style to showcase their defining qualities and values.

In effect, I share my main essay writing Show AND Tell “method,” including how I help students brainstorm and identify engaging topics, use anecdotes (mini real-life stories) to hook readers and make their essays personal and meaningful, and a slew of other tips and techniques to craft powerful personal essays.

Participants receive copies of my trade-marked handouts and worksheets (my SampleOutline™, AnecdoteBuilder™, Sample Essays, ProblemFinder™), as well as a certificate of completion and a digital badge (two options) to use for marketing.

They also receive digital versions of my popular writing guides, Escape Essay Hell! and Heavenly Essays.

Want to see who has already graduated? Find current Essay Jumpstart Experts.

Recent former clients of Essay Hell’s essay workshops include:

  • Square One Counseling, Laguna Beach, CA: For the past four years, I have given essay writing workshops to the clients of Lynn Fair, a top college counselor in Laguna Beach, CA.
  • Palisade High School, Palisade,CO: I gave essay writing workshops to the IB students as part of a college admissions seminar.
  • Texas Region One GEAR UP, Edinburg, TX: I conducted four, weeklong essay writing workshops to the top 160 students, and 35 English teachers, from 30 high schools in the Rio Grande Valley. (Read more about these workshops HERE.)
    GEARUP also purchased licenses to my online essay writing course for 10,500 students.
  • Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro, NJ: I presented cyber essay writing workshops to their juniors as well as to English and other teachers at this magnet school, ranked #6 in New Jersey.
  • Colorado Academy, Denver, CO: Daylong workshop to about 100 rising seniors on how to brainstorm, craft and edit their Common Application essays.
  • Girls, Inc. of Orange County: Gave essay writing workshops to freshmen and sophomore girls at their annual Eureka! Camp summer program at Orange Coast College,

All my students receive free copies of my popular ebook guides:

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Click HERE to contact me any time.

Janine Robinson

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PAYMENT: All clients must pay in advance of my services (below), and then as they go for editing help.

NOTE: Please do not make payments until we have discussed and confirmed the exact services I will be providing.

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PAY $200
(Click “Buy Now” button below): For Hourlong Jumpstart or Combo Jumpstart/Editingsession.


PAY $150
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PAY $100
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