Mindset Tips to Avoid Burnout While Still Chasing Success

by: Annie Jain (Princeton ’23) Like many motivated students aspiring to do well in the United States educational system, my high school experience was rough. Within my cocoon of frantic test-taking, college prep, assignments, projects, obsessing over grades, and academic comparison in a competitive environment, I was seldom aware of the pressure cooker we wereContinue reading “Mindset Tips to Avoid Burnout While Still Chasing Success”

Pulling at the Heartstrings: Literary Techniques for Emotion in a Personal Essay

Pulling at the Heartstrings: Literary Techniques for Emotion in a Personal Essay. By: Annie Jain We’ve talked a lot about showing over telling in your essays, and a lot of you guys sending in your essays have been doing an amazing job with this as far as external imagery goes. Yet, the same HAS toContinue reading “Pulling at the Heartstrings: Literary Techniques for Emotion in a Personal Essay”

Announcing Our First $1500 Donation from 1.5 Months of Operation!

Tyche Academy, a college advice company started by three class of 2019 PESH alums, has donated $1500 from just its first month and a half of operations to Minnie’s Food Pantry following a targeted marketing strategy which has led to viral hits on the popular social media app, TikTok, racking over a million views onContinue reading “Announcing Our First $1500 Donation from 1.5 Months of Operation!”

Inside the Mind of a College Applicant: A Thought Experiment (And our THREE BIGGEST TIPS)

by: Annie Jain Sometimes, it feels like there are about as many details to remember about the college applications’ process as there are grains of sand on this island beach. From transcripts, to teacher recommendations, to counselor documents, to personal statements, supplements, financial aid documents, deadlines, interviews, and the list goes on. In fact, youContinue reading “Inside the Mind of a College Applicant: A Thought Experiment (And our THREE BIGGEST TIPS)”

Applying to College as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Student

by: Annie Jain As part of community outreach efforts, Tyche Academy has been busy hosting voluntary panel presentations this week (week of 8/24) for International Baccalaureate students at Plano East Senior High, our members’ alma mater! Two of three panels have officially been completed – with over 90 students and parents reached so far andContinue reading “Applying to College as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Student”

Tune into our TikTok Livestream for a real time Q&A Session on Saturday, August 22nd!

Tyche Academy is going live on TikTok on Saturday, August 22nd from 7PM – 8PM CDT for a Q&A discussion surrounding college applications! Hang around to receive a promo code reveal for 10% off all of our services as well. Tyche was founded by three college students during the pandemic in order to give backContinue reading “Tune into our TikTok Livestream for a real time Q&A Session on Saturday, August 22nd!”

A College Essay About Writing a College Essay

PLUS IMPORTANT AND USEFUL TACTICS – by: Annie Jain Frustration (and caffeine) coursed through my veins like the throngs of people swarming in and out of the busy Starbucks. There I sat, a blank Google Docs screen glaring at me and a hodge-podge of messy, useless ideas scattered on a notebook page. The only progressContinue reading “A College Essay About Writing a College Essay”

Tyche Academy Unexpectedly Goes Viral on TikTok!

by: Annie Jain Tyche Academy, a college advising initiative started by myself, Alex, and LeAnn – two of my Plano East Senior High alumni peers – was at first meant to be relatively small and localized.  Our mission has always been to give back to our community during these unprecedented times in a two-pronged manner.Continue reading “Tyche Academy Unexpectedly Goes Viral on TikTok!”

The Potentially Epic: Why You Should Film Your College Decisions

An anecdote and some insights for current applicants. By: Annie Jain Did I ever plan to video my reactions to college decisions? No. Did I ever predict what would happen when I had the camera rolling? Absolutely Not. In fact, before all was said and done, I adamantly refused to ever to press the recordContinue reading “The Potentially Epic: Why You Should Film Your College Decisions”

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