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My Ivy Education, Davidson Alum Krystle DiCristofalo Offering Creative Writing Classes This Summer

This summer, Davidson alum-run and NACAC-certified educational consulting firm My Ivy Education will be bringing back popular writing courses, including “How to Write Successful Essays at the Stanford Online High School (and Other Private Schools),” which many Davidson Young Scholars have attended and loved.

About the course: Are you a student who attends or will attend the Stanford Online High School (SOHS), or another school with a notoriously rigorous English and writing program? We’re launching the perfect summer class to prepare you to get solid A’s from Day 1, taught by My Ivy Education co-founder Krystle DiCristofalo. We’ve noticed a pattern: whether you’ve been a student for years or you’ll be starting in the fall, English classes at private schools like SOHS, Philips Exeter, Harker, Harvard-Westlake, and more are hard. That’s why we’ve designed this 6-week summer class to cover not just the basics of essay-writing, but specifically how to write at the college level – exactly what top high schools demand. Krystle is sharing all the secrets she had to learn to ace SOHS essays in English, Core, History, and more. From explaining the philosophical concepts that underpin the literature students will read, to the perfect framework to structure a winning essay, to writing assignments readying students for what they’ll submit during the school year, this utterly unique course will give you all the tools you need to succeed.

About the instructor: Krystle DiCristofalo is a Rhodes Scholar nominee, author, and professional writing mentor and college counselor. She graduated cum laude from Columbia University in three years instead of four with a degree in Creative Writing and Business Management, and was shortlisted for nomination for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize (top 12 English-language stories of the year internationally) by the Adroit Journal. She has taught Creative Writing at Princeton University and Columbia University Splash events and has coached multiple Davidson Fellows Scholarship Winners in Literature, as well as 50% of the 2021 Presidential Scholars in the Arts in Writing. She has also helped many students become National YoungArts finalists and National Student Poets, and to get accepted to the prestigious Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, and Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program.