Rainbow Tutoring’s personally-tailored, intimate, and semester-long intensive—led by a team of highly sought after educators, college admissions experts, guidance counselors, teen life coaches, and parent mentors—is set to begin in January 2016! Click here to register or find out more.

Our program is designed to give rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students a holistic, meaningful and multifaceted foundation for working their way through the college admissions process starting in their junior year of high school.  We combine introspective exercises with a practical and pragmatic approach, by which students will acquire the necessary knowledge of self, gaining an understanding of their own unique signature, and how to most compellingly market this signature to the colleges that fit them best.


The Four Main Staples of the Workshop are:


We review the important steps of the college application process.  Students will:

  • Learn organizational and time management skills which are individualized to work specifically for each one of them in order to track application deadlines, submission materials deadlines, transcript deadlines, etc.
  • Learn stress-management techniques that will serve them both now and later in college and throughout their lives.
  • Determine what steps are important to take in their junior year and often overlooked areas to consider while navigating through the process including:
  1. reviewing common “most-asked” questions;
  2. getting a sense of misconceptions;
  3. talking in general about factors to consider when choosing a college;
  4. exploring the importance of the essay and determining what elements comprise a powerful, memorable essay;
  5. how to stand out in the selection process and how learning about oneself plays an invaluable part in making an optimal personal choice
  • Move into the actual exploration of coming from an authentic place in order to choose a subject for the common app essay and review common supplemental essay topics
  • Determine if application for financial aid is desired, how to gather the information needed to apply and when that process takes place
  • Choosing a teacher or two and/or coach or school advisor to write a letter of recommendation.


In this module, students will:

  • Engage in powerful and eye-opening self-inquiry and creative exploration so that they can better ascertain their passions, goals, and underlying / unifying vision.
  • Discover, cultivate, and articulate their unique qualities, garnering a better understanding of their authentic selves and tapping into their personal “signature”
  • Identify their “likes” and “dislikes” and how these preferences will inform their research, exploration, and decision-making process
  • Pinpoint strengths as well as areas for potential growth so that academic coursework and extracurricular endeavors can be sought out with greater clarity and purpose
  • Understand how the right fit college will grow, inspire, and equip them to play out their dreams.



In this section of the workshop, using the knowledge of their unique “signature,” their school reports, SAT and/or ACT scores and GPA, students will hone-in on those colleges most suited for them by:

  • Creating three profiles: Self-generated, teacher-generated, and workshop leader-generated
  • Referring to their “likes” and “dislikes” list
  • Creating a college list
  • A College Admissions Counselor will review and make additional and specific recommendations individually tailored for each participant


Combining their identity work and their goals, they will create an original and distinctive essay for use in the Common App and several short essays that can be tailored for supplements on various applications as well as reflective, personable “quick takes.”


Students will come away with a deeper sense of self, an attitude of optimism and fervor for the college exploration process and the self-awareness that will give them a significant edge with regards to conveying their unique perspectives and assets in order to optimize their chances of attaining admission to the colleges of their dreams.


Workshops are scheduled for the following dates:

Summer Workshop, 2016– 7-weeks in 14 sessions

Tuesdays and Thursdays – July 12th to August 25th

  • Tuesday, July 12 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Thursday, July 14 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Tuesday, July 19 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Thursday, July 21 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Tuesday, July 26 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Thursday, July 28 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Tuesday, August 2 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Thursday, August 4 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Tuesday, August 9 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Thursday, August 11 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Tuesday, August 16 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Thursday, August 18 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Tuesday, August 23 6:00-9:00pm KH 152
  • Thursday, August 25 6:00-9:00pm KH 152

Click here to register or find out more.

For any questions pertaining to our Paving the Way to College Intensives and to reserve a space, please contact our administrative team at 310-902-7912 or office@rainbowtutoring.org. 

 If you’d like to inquire about the possibility of setting up a customized workshop for a school-based setting or a particular group of students, feel free to contact us as well. 

Wendy Hammers

"I know this is a big statement, but my son's participation in the Paving The Way To the College of Your Dreams workshop has been a life altering, and a much needed anchor for him, as he prepares for college and beyond. The Rainbow educators present the types of questions that desperately need to be asked at this crucial, and sometimes challenging, point in a teenager's life. Just as importantly, the environment in which these questions are posed is a fun, safe one, where he has been open and willing to explore in a way he would not with his own parents.  Our family will be forever grateful to the Paving Program and the Rainbow team!"

Leven Simon

It's hard to find words to describe how I feel about Rainbow Tutoring. Their impressive repertoire of skilled tutors helped me navigate the road to the SAT in a fun and creative way. The comfortable and stress free environment that they provide made preparing for the SAT a once in a life time experience that I will cherish forever. I am blessed to have found Rainbow Tutoring, and anyone else who gets the privilege to work with them will love the ride.
Leven Simon
Crossroads School

April K - llink

I signed up for the Ivy League Creative Writing Intensive, hoping that I’d learn something that would aid me in writing my college application essays. After just two weeks, I’d written two amazing pieces about my life and experiences. When reading over what I’d written, I couldn’t believe that the words were mine. This course gave me the tools I needed to recognize my own abilities.”
April K.