Essay Workshops for Students
and Educational Consultants

From my hometown in Laguna Beach, California, I offer in-person and cyber essay workshops to students throughout the world. I also offer workshops to teachers, college admissions consultants, high school counselors and educational consultants.

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, as well as access to my popular online college application essay writing course.

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

Email me for details: EssayHell@gmail.com.

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS IN LAGUNA BEACH! 

I am offering 2-day Jumpstart Workshops in July.

Students will learn how to:

  • Craft effective narrative-style personal essays to set them apart from the crowd
  • Brainstorm unique topics and real-life stories to breathe life and interest into their essay writing
  • Use powerful writing techniques to power their essays, including anecdotes, dialogue, sensory details, etc.
  • Bring meaning and depth to their essays to showcase their personalities and character
  • Learn strategies for writing supplemental essays, as well as the UCs and other popular prompts
  • Self-edit and polish essays to make sure they are engaging, meaningful and memorable

My Two-Day Workshops will be held Monday, July 23, and Tuesday, July 24.

Two options in morning or afternoon:

Workshop A: Mon & Tues, July 23/24, 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Workshop B: Mon & Tues, July 23/24, 2-4 p.m.

Total time: 4 hours.
Cost: $200 per student (includes my online writing course, popular writing guides and companion workbook!)

Email me, Janine Robinson, with questions and to sign up: EssayHell@Gmail.com

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: EssayHell@gmail.com.

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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: EssayHell@gmail.com.

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.

Read what Essay Jumpstart Experts have to say about Janine and her essay writing training.

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

  • Square One Counseling, Laguna Beach, CA: I have given essay writing workshops to the clients of Lynn Fair, a top college counselor in Laguna Beach, CA. Summer 2013-2016.
  • Palisade High School, Palisade, CO: I gave essay writing workshops to the IB students as part of a college admissions seminar. Summer 2015.
  • Texas Region One GEAR UP, Edinburg, TX: I conducted 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. Spring and Fall 2014-2017.
  • Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro, NJ: I presented cyber essay writing workshops to their junior years students as well as to English and other teachers at this magnet school, ranked #6 in New Jersey. Summer 2016,
  • Colorado Academy, Denver, CO: Daylong workshop to about 100 rising seniors on how to brainstorm, craft and edit their Common Application essays. Summer 2017.
  • 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 in Costa Mesa, CA. Summer 2017.
  • City of Laguna Beach: I gave weekend college application essay writing workshops through the city’s Recreation Department at the City Community Center downtown. Summer 2017.
  • Shanghai International School: Spent a week giving essay writing workshops to 380 juniors from SAS at a college admissions retreat  in beautiful Hangzhou, China. Spring 2018.

All my students receive free copies of my popular ebook guides:
ESCAPE ESSAY HELL! and HEAVENLY ESSAYS

Workshop students also receive FREE access to my popular Online Writing Course!

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.

Just email me any questions at: EssayHell@Gmail.com. Thanks!

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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

 

PAY $150
(Click “Buy Now” button below): For one round of edits on a core essay or edits on 2-3 supplemental essays.


 

PAY $100
(Click “Buy Now” button below): For overnight editing.


 

PAY $50
(Click “Buy Now” button below): For additional charge to add onto $100 or $200 payments (such as $150 for 2-day editing turn-a-round) or other discussed fees.


 

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