Workshop Overview

The personal statement is a student’s chance to speak directly to the admissions committee. It’s your chance to shine and persuade the committee that you are an outstanding fit for their program. While there is no one right way to write a personal statement, there are many factors that go into crafting a strong and compelling case for acceptance. And many schools require students to respond to unique prompts, which force students to draft many distinct personal statements.

With many of the top schools in the country selecting 15% or less of applicants, every aspect of a student’s application must be in pristine order to be considered. Hodis Learning & Music’s Personal Statement Workshop will teach your student how to write a strong personal statement and will guide your student throughout their brainstorming and drafting process. Students will come away from the workshop with at least one ready-to-submit personal statement and the skills to draft other successful personal statements on their own.


Phot of a personal statement writing tutoring session

Student writing a personal statement to get into college.

College student writing a personal statement to get into graduate school.

Photo of a personal statement writing tutoring session

Types of Personal Statements

  • K-12 Private School Admissions
  • College Admissions
  • Graduate and Professional School Admissions


Private Instruction

Students receive individualized attention from an expert English and writing tutor to craft a powerful and compelling personal statement.



In-home or at a public library:

  • South Pasadena
  • Pasadena
  • San Marino
  • Alhambra

Zoom Sessions: Anywhere!


$360 for 6 hours of instruction ($60 per hour)



  • 6 weeks of private lessons
  • 1 hour one-on-one per week



*The listed duration and frequency of sessions is a suggestion and can be adjusted to fit your student’s needs. You are not locked into a set number of sessions. The first session is billed separately and subsequent sessions are billed on a monthly basis.

Personal Statement Workshop Highlights

Hodis Learning & Music’s Personal Statement Workshop is for those who wish to gain admission to private school, college, or graduate school. The workshop focuses on writing and persuasion development that will result in at least one polished and ready-to-submit personal statement.

Begin your personal statement workshop journey here. Whether you're hoping to write a personal statement for K-12 private school, college, or graduate or professional school admissions, this workshop will help you develop a polished personal statement that is ready to submit!



Customize your workshop. You and your tutor will assess your needs to tailor the personal statement workshop. Meet where it is convenient for you. Choose to meet 2-3 hours a week for your standardized test prep workshop.

Personal Statement Workshop Tutors

Photo of academic tutor, Drew M. Hodis

Drew H.

Drew has guided many students’ personal statement writing who were accepted by their top-choice universities and schools. Drew also has over 10 years of tutoring experience and gained admission to USC for undergrad and to Adelphi University for a PhD program in Clinical Psychology.

English, SAT, history, writing and Korean tutor, Staci W.

Staci W.

With over 10 years of tutoring experience, admission to UCLA undergrad, and successfully guiding students to admission at their top choice universities, writing instructor Staci has the experience and knowledge to help students succeed in their personal statements writing.


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