Sylvan Learning Partners with College Essay Leader to Help Students Gain Admission to Their Top-Choice Colleges

September 18, 2013 — Sylvan Learning announced today that it has partnered with College Essay Organizer, a rapidly growing Web-based company focused on helping students gain admission to their top college choices.

 With over 30 years of expertise and more than 800 locations across North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students of all ages, grades, and skill levels. “We are expanding our college preparation services to help families navigate the complex college application process,” says Jeffrey Cohen, Sylvan’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our partnership with College Essay Organizer will enable students to write stronger essays and submit more compelling college applications. Our students are going to love how easy it is, and their parents are going to love the results.”

College Essay Organizer remains the only technology of its kind in today’s booming college prep market. Dan Stern, Founder and President, developed College Essay Organizer five years ago, in partnership with A-List Education,to streamline the college essay process. The Website, an outgrowth of Stern’s Manhattan-based tutoring and college prep company, Metro Academic Prep, instantly provides students with all of their essay questions for their selected colleges, including many essays for programs and scholarships not found on the applications or the Common App. The issue of students overlooking such essays and submitting incomplete applications has become a significant problem in recent years. College Essay Organizer exists to ensure that applicants avoid this misstep, and to show how essay questions across different schools share overlapping themes so students can write fewer essays but maintain high quality.

The goal,” Stern says, “is to help students work smarter. If an applicant is considering just six colleges, which is low in today’s competitive climate, she may be shocked to discover there are twenty or more essays to write, and it can be overwhelming to know how to begin. If the applicant can see how to write four essays that work for all twenty questions, she’ll produce better-quality writing and get it done faster.”

In addition to offering this automated essay tool, College Essay Organizer and Sylvan will also feature the new Expert Access webcast series, which allows students to listen to and interact with the nation’s leading authorities on a range of college admissions topics. “As a parent of two high school students, I have a first-hand view of the challenges involved with the college application process,” says Sylvan’s Cohen, “and these innovative college application services will help more students get accepted to their first-choice colleges — without having to spend a small fortune to make it happen.”

 About Sylvan Learning

Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels with more than 30 years of experience and more than 800 centers located throughout North America. Sylvan's trained and Sylvan-certified personal instructors provide individualized instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and test-prep for college entrance and state exams.

Charles Hadlow, EVP Corporate Development
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About College Essay Organizer

College Essay Organizer has been used by tens of thousands of students, hundreds of independent consultants, and leading high schools throughout the world. It is partners with the Independent Educational Consultants Association and Higher Education Consultants Association. Its technology is based on the work of Metro Academic Prep, a Manhattan-based tutoring and college prep company that has supported thousands of students from New York to South Korea.

Dan Stern, Founder & President
[email protected]

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College Essay Organizer Announces Partnership with Jeter’s Leaders

Derek Jeter Jeter's Leaders College Essay Organizer Partnership

Jeter's Leaders announces a partnership with College Essay Organizer!

College Essay Organizer is proud to announce its new partnership with Jeter’s Leaders, the youth leadership and social change program named for the Captain of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter, and funded by his Turn 2 Foundation. Jeter’s Leaders is designed to promote healthy lifestyles, academic achievement, and social change activism among high school students.

College Essay Organizer, the web-based college essay management tool, is now providing free accounts to all rising seniors sponsored by the program, supporting the students’ dreams of attending college.

Daniel Stern, founder of College Essay Organizer, ran a college admissions workshop for Jeter's Leaders students in the spring and announced that all rising seniors would be receiving free accounts. "This is a truly terrific program," Stern said, of Jeter's Leaders. "As someone who has worked to level the playing field for college applicants who need financial support, and as a lifelong Yankee fan, I am thrilled to be assisting Jeter's Leaders students as they chase their academic and personal goals."

“We are excited to partner with College Essay Organizer to assist our students with the college preparation process,” says Betty Wiltshire, New York Jeter’s Leaders Program Director. “We hope the Leaders will gain valuable writing skills and tools, which will further help the students to identify and attend schools that best suit their needs.”

College Essay Organizer is now in its third season of helping college applicants throughout the world achieve their creative potential by streamlining the essay writing process and helping students work smarter during the notoriously hectic application season. “The fall season is when it matters most,” Stern said. “Whether you’re a Yankee aiming for the World Series or a hopeful student applying to college.” Read the rest of this entry »

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IECA and College Essay Organizer Announce Strategic Partnership

IECA LogoThe IECA just put out a press release about our new strategic partnership. Here is the full text:


July 12, 2011

IECA and College Essay Organizer Announce Strategic Partnership: All Members Receive Free Accounts

Fairfax, VA—IECA is proud to announce an exclusive strategic partnership with College Essay Organizer. “We have always been committed to offering our membership the most innovative and unique benefits,” said IECA Executive Director, Mark Sklarow. “Particularly in regard to new technology that saves members time and helps them work smarter.” With this in mind, IECA will now provide interested IECA members with free College Essay Organizer student accounts during each college application season, in addition to the already specially discounted rates for IECA members. Each member of IECA will receive one free student account valued at $49; any member purchasing nine or more student accounts directly from College Essay Organizer will get an additional free account. (The more student accounts a member purchases, the lower the per student rate.)

Member feedback on this one-of-a kind web tool has been overwhelmingly positive since it was first unveiled at last year’s IECA conference. In this short time, hundreds of members have begun working with College Essay Organizer. “We designed our Web site with independent educational consultants in mind,” said Dan Stern, President of College Essay Organizer. “Our goal has always been to help IECA members optimize their time and ensure an even more professional way of running, and growing, their businesses.”

For those who are new to College Essay Organizer, this partnership will give IECA members the opportunity to discover how this easy-to-use, groundbreaking technology will save time, reduce anxiety, and allow members to work more efficiently during the busy application season. IECA members who already know the value of College Essay Organizer will enjoy the additional savings with their free account(s).

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We Welcome All IECA Members to College Essay Organizer

Through our strategic partnership with IECA, we are excited to announce that all IECA members will receive FREE College Essay Organizer accounts each application season. Even current users will receive FREE accounts.

Join the hundreds of independent consultants who are saving hours of time and working smarter with our easy-to-use web tool. New users will discover in less than a minute the tremendous benefits of our technology, and existing users can experience our new upgrades based on member feedback.

Each member will receive 1 free student account, and any member purchasing 9 or more student accounts will get an additional free account.

If you do NOT yet have a College Essay Organizer master account

  1. Click here and create your Independent Consultant account. It takes just a few seconds.
  2. Enter "1" for the number of student accounts, and then enter promo code iecafree (all lowercase letters) and press the tab key. Do not enter any credit card information.
  3. You can purchase additional student accounts from within your account later if you choose.

If you already have a College Essay Organizer master account

  1. Simply email us at [email protected] to request your freebie.
  2. We'll add 1 student account to your existing master account. If you ultimately purchase 9 or more student accounts (or already have), simply let us know and we'll add a total of 2 freebies.

If you have any doubts as to whether or not College Essay Organizer is for you, click here to learn more.

If you have any questions, call 646-448-4927, or email [email protected].

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