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06:00 PM EST

Monday, February 22nd

Ayden Berkey is a 2020 college graduate and the co-founder of a scholarship search engine and resource platform called Access Scholarships.

Hey everyone! In this presentation on paying for college, expect to get the lowdown on all things scholarships. We will chat about how to search for scholarships, developing a scholarship strategy, staying organized, and best tips for success!


06:00 PM EST

Tuesday, February 23rd

My name is Kalen and I’ve worked in higher education for 15+ years, predominantly in financial aid departments. I’ve been assisting with a holistic college planning approach for the past 2 years as part of Customized College Planning. I have a graduate degree in College Administration and am earning my graduate certificate in college admissions from UC Berkeley.

During my presentation I will discuss the cost of college, college admissions, and a financial aid overview. You can plan on learning how to chose the right college and how to maximize your scholarship potential.


06:00 PM EST

Wednesday, February 24th

Hi! My name is Kasandrea and I am a college consultant from Tampa Florida. I've worked in higher education for over 20 years in a variety of capacities including admissions, orientation, student activities, and Greek life at both the community college and university levels. In 2014 I founded MyAdvisorSays.com; a private independent academic consulting firm to help students get into and thrive in college. I get to help students plan their curriculum, choose majors and careers, and develop a personal brand to help them land their dream job. I am passionate about education in all forms and encouraging others to achieve their dreams.

College application season is here! One of the most important parts of the application is the essay but getting your student to sit down and work on it can be a struggle. Don't fight about it, come to this workshop and get it done! This workshop will walk attendees thru what makes a good admissions essay, including;

  • What admissions counselors are looking for.
  • The secret 5 part formula that almost all great essays follow.
  • How to choose your essay topic.
  • Which common app essay topics that get the most acceptances.
  • What topics to avoid at all costs.

Students will leave with a personalized list of essay topics, example essays and an outline they will use to complete their Common App essay.



06:00 PM EST

Thursday, February 25th

SAT Coach and motivational speaker, Leia LeMaster Horton, is a leader in the Orlando, FL community. She homeschooled her three children for 18 years, taught Latin at a private Christian school and served on the board of Legacy for Christ Speech and Debate and Voices of Truth for 12 years. As a classical educator, rhetoric and public speaking was a huge part of her homeschooling. For four years, she ran a FIRST robotics team and served on the Boy Scouts of America leadership council.

She helped her own children receive full tuition scholarships, win Bright Futures and other merit based scholarships valued at $315,000. Since then, she’s helped countless others do the same.

As a female entrepreneur running her own business, Horton Test Prep, her goal is to help high school students gain confidence in themselves by gaining scores that turn dream school into reality with dream financial aid packages.

The SAT Test presentation will cover:

*How to prepare for the SAT Test

*The importance of only using College Board Materials

*The Scoring System

*How to get raw scores on all ten of the College Board Practice Tests

*How many hours are need to have significant score increases

*The benefit of good SAT scores

*How having an SAT Coach pays for itself


06:00 PM EST

Friday, February 26th

Master of Occupational Therapy, math extraordinaire. Co-Founder of Erudite Tutors with the official title "Queen Bee," Deb has been teaching the ACT for over a decade.

A founding partner of Erudite Tutors, Deb believes in her students. They don't need to prove their value through academic performance or test scores, she already knows that their value lies in their unique human existence. 

Deb will be speaking on the ACT. This presentation will review a foundational understanding of the exam, scoring, and a practical way to prepare! 

Each student will leave with a personalized study guide and an understanding of how to make a preparation strategy work for THEM! 

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