College Essays Workshops

Spearheaded by veteran tutor Rosalind Diaz, these workshops will help students develop and conquer one of the crucial parts of their college applications. Rosalind recently completed a Ph.D. in English at UC Berkeley, where she received two competitive awards for excellence and innovation in teaching. She also holds a B.A. in English from Yale University. 

Writing your college essays
grade 11 | $425


In this comprehensive workshop, students can expect to take one essay (e.g., the Common App or one of the UC Personal Insight Questions) through all the stages of writing — from brainstorming to final revisions, and make a personalized plan for completing remaining essays.

Each session, students will have short writing exercises, group discussions, and writing instructions. Topics will cover:

  • Intro to Writing

  • From Brainstorming to Drafting

  • Asking For and Using Feedback

  • How to Revise

  • Checklist/Rewrites

Total instruction time is 15 hours. Classes in Session A will include a 30-minute meal break so please have your student pack a lunch. Session B does not include a meal break.

(Minimum enrollment of 5; maximum enrollment of 12)



Session A: Three Saturdays
July 13, 20, and 27
10:00am - 3:30pm

spots available!

Session B: Five Saturdays
September 7, 14, 21, 28, and October 12
10:00am - 1:00pm


Classroom Matters | Berkeley
2436 Sacramento Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94702