Get ready for Personal Statement Weekend 2013

Photo of students working at the 2010 PSW by Monty Suwannukul, featured in Mother Jones

826 Valencia is proud to announce our fifth weekend-long personal statement tutoring event, The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend, will be held on October 26 and 27. We’re calling on SFUSD high school seniors to register and attend, and all 826 Valencia tutors to sign up to support them as they write, edit, and revise these important essays for college entrance.

Here’s how it works: during the weekend of October 26 and 27, 826 Valencia will have trained tutors on call to give one-on-one attention to students in the process of writing their college application essays, whether they’re just starting, almost finished, or somewhere in between. We’ll also have computers on hand for easy editing as well as brain food to keep them going.

Registering for the event as a student or as a tutor is easy—just follow this link to our calendar and find the day and time slot that works for you. Tutors: we’ll be offering two trainings each day to prep you for working with students. Students: you can sign up for two- or four-hour sessions on either or both days.

Students can also come in for help with personal statements for the purpose of scholarship applications in addition to college applications. Registering ahead of time helps us best prepare to meet each student’s individual needs on their essays.

Save the date and spread the word! Last year we served 150 students over the weekend, and this year we have the capacity to serve even more.

Seniors: don’t miss this opportunity to polish your personal statements to make them clear, powerful, meaningful, memorable, and effective at getting you into college!

If you have questions, please contact 826 Valencia Programs Director, Christina Perry.

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