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Personal Statement Coaching

Personal statements (or admissions essays) offer admissions officers insight into each applicant’s life journey, into what motivates each university hopeful to pursue his or her goal.


Through compelling stories, students will leave a memorable impression to help differentiate themselves from other applicants competing for spots available to a select few. 


In our personal statement sessions, students will work one-on-one with our personal statement mentor to craft their stories. Our sessions are designed to accommodate each student's pace; some students come in with a draft ready for revision, while others have yet to answer a prompt. Regardless of where the student is in the process, our personal statement mentor can help.

Our goal is simple: Help students find their voice and stand out to achieve their academic goals.

Students interested in these sessions must schedule a 20-minute interview with our personal statement coach. Prospective students must have their high school transcripts ready for the interview.

About the Instructor

Rae Lontok studied for a master's in English literature at Loyola Marymount University, where she was a recipient of the prestigious Graduate Research Grant. As the writing instructor at Orchid LQ Academy, she has helped students score in the 98th-99th percentile of the SAT English portion and has worked with students to develop well-crafted stories for their admissions essays.


Some her personal statement students have been admitted to schools such as UC Berkeley, USC, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, University of Washington, Indiana University, and Chapman University.


Ms. Rae, as her students call her, is also a published flash fiction writer. Her piece, "I Have a Question for You," appears on Flash Fiction Magazine. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and journalism.

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9252 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite 4 Garden Grove, CA 92844

Phone: 714.468.7706       Email:

For enrollment questions or for employment opportunities, fill out the form below and get

in touch with us.

OFFICE HOURS: M-Th from 3:30 - 4:45 pm; Friday and Saturday by appointment only.

TUTORING HOURS: M-Th from 3:30 - 7:30 pm; Friday and Saturday by appointment only.

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