Classroom Matters: How to Nail the 30-minute High School Writing Sample

Kids' Classes, Groups, Teams & Tutors

Calling all 8th-grade students applying to independent high schools! This workshop is designed for you!

How to Nail the 30-minute High School Writing Sample: Learn how to write a good essay in just 30 minutes. We'll cover the fundamentals from drafting to writing, as well as how to proofread to eliminate mistakes. The instructor will guide you through the steps of a cohesive essay and give you feedback. You'll get the opportunity to do timed practice in session, and work on time-management and test-taking strategies.

Session A (in-person): December 4
10:30am - 12:00pm PST
2436 Sacramento Street, Berkeley, CA 94702


Session B (online): December 4
1:00 - 2:30pm PST
via Zoom


Register here.

Some private/catholic high schools are doing away with standardized tests as part of their application process; however, others still require them. Classroom Matters offers individual HSPT/ISEE/SSAT preparation. Please frontdesk [at] (subject: HSPT%2FISEE%2FSSAT) (reach out to us) for more information. 

Lisa Miller
frontdesk [at]