Congratulations to the class of 2023
Congratulations to our students who were accepted to the following colleges and universities across the United States. Our students received offers from multiple colleges and universities, and some will be taking a gap year before they matriculate. JBH Tutoring wishes all of our students our best as they step into their bright futures.
JBH Tutoring Class of 2023 College Acceptances

Assumption University
Bard College
Beloit College
Bentley University
Boston College*
Boston University
Brandeis University*
Case Western University
Clark University
Coastal Carolina University
College of the Holy Cross
College of Wooster
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Dean College
Denison University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Elon University
Endicott College
Fairfield University*
Fordham University**
Framingham State University*
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Hampshire College
Hampton University
High Point University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Indiana University
Ithaca College
James Madison University*
Juniata College
Kenyon College
Le Moyne University
Maine College of Art and Design
Manhattanville College
Marist College
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Merrimack College
Michigan State University
Muhlenberg College*
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A&T State University
Northeastern University*
Notre Dame University
Oberlin College
Ohio State University*
Pennsylvania State University
Plymouth State University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University*
Rochester Institute of Technology*
Roger Williams University
Rutgers University
Salem State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Skidmore College
St. Joseph’s University
Suffolk University*
Temple University
Union College*
University of Arizona
University of California/San Diego
University of Connecticut*
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Indiana/Bloomington
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts/Honors College, Amherst,* Boston,* Dartmouth,* & Lowell*
University of Michigan
University of New Hampshire*
University of Rhode Island*
University of Tampa
University of Toronto
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin
Ursinus College
Villanova University
Wellesley College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Westfield State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute*
Worcester State University*

*multiple acceptances
**graduate school
Why you should write your college essay this summer (and how we can help)
If we could offer students and families only one piece of advice about writing the personal statement, it would be to get it done during the summer. Below are three reasons why you should complete your personal statement this summer and additional resources for getting it done.

Reason 1. Summer offers you a block of time to research, brainstorm, write and revise. We know that by now, most of your summer plans have been worked out. But the weeks of July and August will allow you ample time to research essays that worked, explore and develop several topics, begin drafting and revise, revise, revise. The best college essays we supported evolved over about eight weeks; they were not written in a heart-pounding sweat during the week leading up to the application deadline. 

Reason 2. You won’t be distracted by mountains of schoolwork. Trust us: it will be tough to brainstorm essay topics on September 19 when your first AP Biology test is on September 21. Besides, you’ve got plenty of time before November 1 (the Early Decision deadline), right? Don’t kid yourself thinking that your English teacher wouldn’t dream of assigning a Wuthering Heights paper due October 25. Getting the essay written during the summer means that your time and energy won’t be competing with schoolwork. 

Reason 3. You will take some of the pressure off of the first half of senior year. First semester seniors, know this: high school teachers are keen to get as much work out of you as possible before the end of the calendar year. Your essay/s and the rest of the application are time-consuming tasks, and you will have to carve out a significant amount of time outside of school, homework, sports, extra-curriculars, work and home responsibilities to get everything done. By spending a couple of hours per week this summer on your essays, you will be happier come fall.  

Need help? Check out our offerings. 
Don’t feel like you need to work on your essays alone. This spring and summer we are offering two online classes about the personal statement. Our parent offering, College Essay: What Parents Should Know and How They Can Help, will be held on June 14 from 7-8 pm. This course will teach parents how they can best support their student moving through the writing process. Registration for the parent class is here.

The student class, Kick Start Your College Essay, will be held on July 10 from 7-8:30 pm. Unlike most college essay lectures, this one includes a 1:1 hour-long session with writing coach Jane Hirschhorn. Registration for the student class is over here.

Finally, we are still accepting students for 1:1 essay support this summer. For more details, contact us here.
Congratulations to our students!
Congratulations to our students, all of whom will complete another successful school year this month. Some of you will be moving on to high school come fall, and even if you are nervous, you are ready! We wish you all a wonderful summer filled with fun, rest, relaxation and a good book or two. Check out our newsletter next month for a curated list of great summer reads. 

And of course, we wish our high school seniors our sincere congratulations on graduating high school this year and stepping into the next phase of their educational and life journeys. 
Celebrating T2 at Newton North
We congratulate the Class of 2023 cohort at Transitioning Together, a Newton North High School program that supports
first-generation college applicants and their families throughout the college search and application process. JBH Tutoring is honored to have helped 34 students with their college essays across the past seven admission cycles.

Later this month, we will present our talk Kickstart Your College Essay to the Class of 2024 cohort. We thank Transitioning Together Director Melissa Hanenberger and Programming Coordinator Jillian Hall for their support of our work.
 JBH Tutoring | | 617-957-7208 | [email protected]