ExecuTutor helps students create a personal statement for the common application, usable for hundreds of different university applications
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? ExecuTutor is the only tutoring service in the Bay Area dedicated to foreign executives and to preparing students for college. We help foreign executives hone their conversational skills in Business English for interviews. ExecuTutor collaborates with executives to edit and proofread written materials. We manage the entire application process for students entering college. We also teach critical writing skills, foreign languages, and classes in literature.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Jeffrey Weiner, founder of ExecuTutor, began his coaching by mentoring undergraduates at Berkeley and then got more involved helping international students adjust to the academic challenges of an American university. Always a champion of intensive one-on-one tutoring, he began to accept requests for tutorials outside his university from executives and students. Since then, he has helped many foreign executives to get placed in corporate jobs throughout the U.S. He has assisted students from all over the world to get into top colleges and boarding schools or just improve their grades at their present schools.
What do you love most about your job? I love helping students with their college essays and executives with their job application materials. To write a good personal statement for a college application, you have to take stock of your life, define your strengths and weaknesses, and identify key moments in your life that crystallize who you are. I feel privileged to facilitate the conversations, the brainstorming, and the drafts that lead to a personal statement that is so much more than just another essay. Likewise, teaching foreigners to enunciate and pronounce words accurately, augment their vocabulary, and helping them articulate their past experience for an American audience is extremely rewarding. I learn so much about different industries outside of academia and how business operates in foreign countries. I get the chance to open a window for them on American history, culture, politics, and economics and I get to learn about an industry in a totally different business culture. It keeps me energized.