For all rising high school seniors. This summer St. Luke’s is offering its popular College Essay Writing Workshop to students outside of the School.
With its small student-teacher ratio (5 to 1 maximum), participants in this one-week workshop will:
Create a stronger college essay by providing focused instruction, personalized feedback, and a generous head start on the essay writing process.
Enhance mastery of written English including use of narrative inquiry (stories, journals, interviews) to convey ideas and advance arguments.
The College Essay Writing Workshop is an enrichment program that will up your English game (and help you identify use of slang). For five days we’ll explore the essential elements of strong personal and analytical writing, combining meaningful self-reflection with story development and structure. There will be group work, one-to-one interactions, and the opportunity to work with each instructor.
By workshop’s end, students will head into summer with their essays well underway and the confidence that comes with higher-level writing skills. The work you do and knowledge you’ll gain will benefit you as a senior, in college, and throughout life.
This course will be taught by St. Luke's teachers Frank Henson and Hunter Martin. St. Luke’s college counselors Sonia Bell and Stephen Vehslage, along with recent St. Luke’s alumni with firsthand experience of the essay and application process, will also participate in the workshop.
The College Essay Writing Workshop
June 25-29, 2018, 9:00am-3:00pm
Lunch is included.
Please contact Hunter Martin with any questions regarding this workshop.
Open to the public.
College Essay Writing Workshop Teachers
Sonia Bell is Director of College Counseling and a member of the English faculty at St. Luke’s School. She holds a B.A. in English from Spelman College, an M.L.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and completed the coursework and comprehensive exams toward a doctorate in linguistics at the University of Georgia. Ms. Bell has also served as Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
Frank Henson is a member of the faculty at St. Luke's School, where he teaches English 7, English 8, and Debate 8. He is the coach of the Middle School Debate Team and conducts Public Speaking Mini-Workshops. Prior to joining the St. Luke’s faculty, he worked in communications, media, and marketing for 30 years, for companies such as MTV Networks, USA Networks, Ford Motor Company, and Brooks Brothers. Mr. Henson holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from Columbia University.
Hunter Martin is a member of the faculty at St. Luke’s School, where he teaches Modern World History, Honors Modern World History, AP European History, and interdisciplinary senior electives. He leads St. Luke’s Summer Program and assists seniors with their college essays during the school year. Mr. Martin holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin, where his scholarship focused on the intellectual traditions and cultural politics of Europe during the twentieth century.
Stephen Vehslage is Associate Director of College Counseling at St. Luke's School, where he also teaches A.P. US Government & Politics. Before arriving at St. Luke's, Mr. Vehslage was a long-time member of the faculty at New Canaan High School. He holds a B.A. in English from Princeton University and a law degree from New York University School of Law. In addition, Mr. Vehslage is a graduate of the Teacher Preparation Program at Yale University, where he completed a course of studies in secondary education.