Please contact us at (650) 525-1583 or scheduleme@therightapproach-ed.com
​to schedule your complimentary appointment.

​​“The goal of the program is to provide clients with the necessary tools to successfully apply to colleges that
are the BEST FIT for them.”


- Manuel Kernen 
Director of College Applications 
Data Analyst & Teacher

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College Apps Service

"Manuel helped Matt with the entire college application process and guided him through the essay and completion of every form necessary to get into a highly respected college.  My son got into every college he applied and he also was accepted at his reach college. " - Denise, TRA Parent

Struggling or confused about the college application process? 

TRA’s college application program offers a personalized approach that enables clients to find and apply to the RIGHT colleges for them.


At TRA, we identify the colleges that are the best fit for each client, and then, we ensure that all personal statements and necessary paperwork are completed. In the process, TRA ensures that all clients become highly sought after candidates for all the colleges they seek to apply to.  Our program teaches students these basic college application processes:


  • Offer a personalized approach that enables students to find and apply to the RIGHT colleges for them.
  • Identify a list of colleges that are the best fit for each student.
  • We ensure that all personal statements and necessary paperwork are completed.
  • Get a handle on what can be an overwhelming college application process
  • Develop a timeline to help them accomplish college application tasks
  • Create a college application checklist and portfolio
  • Learn key elements and administrative details of the college application
  • Create a personal profile to help them prepare for personal statements
  • Understand and apply dos and don'ts of the personal statement writing


In the process, TRA ensures that all clients become highly sought after candidates for all the colleges to which they seek acceptance. In fact, test preparation and college application processes OVERLAP. As a result, TRA clients can get started with test preparation in March of their junior year, get going with college application in July before their senior year, and be done with both by March of senior year. The program is about helping students walk a personalized path that allows them to strive and grow into well-rounded adults who are ready to take on the world!​ 


We offer four options:


Option 1: The Comprehensive Plan
The comprehensive option generally begins in the summer of the student’s senior year and includes the following:


30 tutoring hours for up to fifteen college applications

Sample:

  • 4-5 UCs complete with personal statements
  • 3-4 common application schools
  • 2-4 out-of-state schools/non-common application schools
  • 1-2 state schools



Option 2: Summer Workshop
Offered twice in summer, this 10-hour small group class is available for two weeks:


  • June 17-21 5:30-7:30pm
  • August 5-9 5:30-7:30pm


Parents and students attend this class together. They receive an overview of the college applications process, learn about college application deadlines and important tips, gain access to sample successful college essays.

Students who sign up for this option receive a discount (ask about discount rate) if they choose to sign up for the comprehensive package (option 1) after completing this summer course.


Option 3: Essays Only

These 1-1 sessions are generally 1.5 hours in length in which we work to satisfy all requirements, complete essays, and complete thorough revisions together.


25.5 tutoring hours for up to fifteen college applications (additional charges for additional schools).


Sample:

  • 4-5 UCs complete with personal statements
  • 3-4 common application schools
  • 2-4 out-of-state schools/non-common application schools
  • 1-2 state schools



Option 4: On the Go!
Student Requirements: Students must have a Gmail account and the ability to work via Google Docs.
This option provides 1-1 sessions as needed*.

*FYI: Most kids need a minimum of 18 hours