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Five paragraph essay? Forget...
2019-03-07
We all know the structure of a five-paragraph essay: introduction, three body paragraphs with a thesis and example for each body paragraph, and a conclusion. This structure was helpful to memorize as ...
What is the pur...
2019-03-05
Last weekend, I held a workshop for high school students and parents on "Admissions Essay 101." A large part of my audience is Japanese, and with Japanese parents who may have not attended college in ...
Interview with pronunciation co...
2019-02-22
Hi everyone! I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Aiko of Schwagirl for my very first podcast feature. She is an American English Accent pronunciation coach based in Hawaii. Through her platform...
3 Ways to Build...
2019-02-20
We all know that self-confidence is a fundamental skill in life. According to Dr. Ivan Joseph in his TEDx speech, he says that self-confidence comes from repeatedly practicing a task and building smal...
Admissions Essa...
2019-02-11
Calling all higher schoolers in the San Diego area! サンディエゴにあるぽーと会 (website here: http://english-ase.com ) で、College Applicationの際に提出する「Admission Essay」について学ぶ会を開催します。 ぽーと会とは、アメリカに住む親子の共育、進学、キャリアについて考える...
Fixed vs. Growt...
2019-02-11
According to psychologist Carol Dweck, there are two types of mindsets: fixed mindset and growth mindset. A fixed mindset is based on the belief that people’s qualities are fixed- and therefore, canno...
4 simple steps ...
2019-02-07
Critical thinking and analytical skills are not only useful in school, but also in the workplace and in your day-to-day life. The process, although simple once you get the hang of it, requires lots of...
Killing your AN...
2019-02-05
Last time, I shared that out of the 60,000 thoughts that people have in a single day, 75% of thoughts are negative. Click...
Ace your interv...
2019-01-29
Part of acing your interview and making a great impression from the first interaction is knowing what exactly will go down. With these four tips below, you can be sure to focus on the important things...
Resume-boosting: Don't do this!
2019-01-29
A lot of students and parents alike ask me this ONE question when it comes to preparing for college applications: "Should I add another extracurricular activity, even though I'm already doing band, cr...