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 3 main products:

Core Package


10+ 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

  • Essay Problems Worked Out

  • Time Management

  • Coming soon: Experience Factors, Navigating the Revised Process, Portrait of a Graduate

2 SPS/Essay Full-Length Tests

  • Diagnostic
  • 1 Final SPS Test
  • 1 Final Essay Test


Additional Prompts: 15+ SPS, 10+ 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

Additional Feedback


Individualized feedback

Our instructors, current TJ students who have been through the admissions process themselves and reviewed over 400 SPS/Essay prompts thus far, will provide individualized feedback on up to 3 SPS Prompts and 1 Essay Prompts. This is for students who have taken our course and want 1:1 feedback.

Final SubmissionEditing


Final Submission 1:1 Editing


We will provide up to two rounds of comprehensive, individualized feedback on students' full length final submission for the TJ exam. After working with us, you will have a finished and polished set of responses that you can submit to TJ Admissions. To be clear, this is simply providing feedback and we will follow all FCPS integrity guidelines.

We will be conducting registration our first batch signups until October 31st and limiting the number of students. Sign up by Oct. 31st to receive a $50 discount using code "EARLYBIRD" at checkout!

*If Fairfax County decides to proctor this exam, every student who signed up will receive a complete refund. We are not waiting for FCPS to make a decision so that we can plan in advance.

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 stand firmly against inequality and 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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Contact us at or (703)-662-1220.

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