TJ Admissions:

Student Portrait Sheet & Problem-Solving Essay


We offer a comprehensive course and 1:1 tutoring that includes several instructional videos, guides, practice prompts, and more that detail exactly how to approach the SPS/Essay portion of the exam. This content is delivered through Google Classroom in an easy-to-follow, self-paced format for the student. With the additional feedback package, we also provide a line-by-line analysis of a few practice prompts, so you can understand how your responses will be reviewed by admissions officers.


We offer 2 main products:

***Updated for December 2020 Changes to TJ Admissions Process***

Core Package


13+ Instructional Videos and Guides

  • Introduction Video
  • SPS Planning Parts 1 & 2

  • SPS Structure Parts 1 & 2

  • SPS Writing Tips and Language

  • Essay Planning

  • Essay Structure

  • Example Essay Problems Worked Out

  • Time Management

  • Experience Factors/Portrait of a Graduate

  • Navigating the Revised Process (December 2020)


Additional Prompts: 15+ SPS, 11+ Essay

  • Prompts include SPS and Essay prompts from the past 4 years 
  • Designed to be in the same format as they appear on test day

Individualized feedback

Our instructors, current and former TJ students who have been through the admissions process themselves and reviewed over 1200 SPS/Essay prompts thus far, will provide individualized feedback on up to 4 SPS Prompts and 1 Essay Prompts.

Note: If your student is on free or reduced lunch, or may need any form of scholarship, we are happy to provide financial assistance for our products and services, including complete fee waivers if warranted. We want every student to be able to take advantage of our products, regardless of background. Please contact us at the email toward the bottom of the page.

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