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News & Updates

March 20, 2024

January 15, 2024

  • Updated the homepage:

    • emphasized spring-semester offerings.

    • shortened and improved descriptions.

  • Updated competitions page with current competitions & public database

November 6, 2023

  • Updated competitions page with Profile in Courage.

  • Added admissions-essay outline blog post.

October 12, 2023

  • New body text font! (Atkinson Hyperlegible)

  • Updated EA/ED guide with new info about REA

August 29, 2023

  • Updated address (same building, new suite)

  • I (Aaron) updated my fall booking hours.

  • Ethical Torch Scholarship added to competitions page

August 9, 2023

  • Owen, Steve, and Brian have been added to the English-tutor team! You can book 1:1s with them online.

  • YoungArts has been added to our competitions page.

  • Minor tweaks for easier navigation and aesthetic consistency, especially on mobile.

June 21, 2023

  • STEM booking is live (and has been for a while).

  • I updated Christine's bio, picture, and booking hours.

  • Various typo fixes and improvements.

April 26, 2023

  • We have a new phone number for texting only: (949) 242-9586. I updated our contact info with this information.

  • I updated the competitions page with our current competitions.

  • I removed my 15-minute booking option due to confusion where students would keep booking this instead of 30-minute meetings.

February 14, 2023

  • I made a landing page for writing competitions. If you want to see it for some reason, I've linked it.

  • I revamped the regular competitions page, including our current competitions and testimonials from previous competition winners.

  • We'll add STEM and business competitions back onto the website soon. If you are interested in a STEM or business competition, please contact us directly.

  • Slight tweaks to the online booking page, including a new plan-only 30-minute Zoom 1:1 with me.

January 18, 2023

  • It's been a long time since I've updated this page! I've made many changes to the website that simply didn't get documented here.

  • SAT Early Bird Special has been removed; it ended 1/10.

  • A while back, I revamped the formatting for text on the main site and blog. 

  • General aesthetic improvements and alignment tweaks.

  • The name of Ryan's counseling meetings has been changed on our Bookings page for simplicity and to clarify their purpose.

March 22nd, 2022

  • Jamie has been added to the About Us page

  • SAT Summer class days & times have been updated

  • Early Bird Discount added to SAT Summer page

  • Catalog prices for Summer SAT reflect this discount

  • Fixed a "bug" where Mike's picture would direct you to Wix promotional content (thanks, Wix...)

March 15th, 2022


  • I've added the Summer SAT programs to the website. Academic programs coming soon!

January 17th, 2022

Important Change:

January 6th, 2022

Important Dates:

  • Yale Young Global Scholars summer application is due 1/10

  • Profile in Courage essay contest is due 1/14

Website Additions:

  • JEA, NYT Editorial, and We the Students essay competitions added to Competitions & Catalog

  • A sample of Kacy's Book Publishing project

  • Updated info about Book Publishing's three levels

  • Info pages for Aaron's Reading Room & Writing Workshop classes

  • Various formatting changes, including rounding corners, updating the hyperlink color to the Wikipedia-standard hexadecimal code #0645AD (from #0000FF), modernizing the mobile navigation menu, and fixing never-ending default formatting errors on the mobile site (don't use Wix, kids)

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