A (College) Essay About Writing (A College Essay)

I gazed into the whitewashed canvas that stubbornly occupied my computer screen. Two months and four drafts into my quest for that elusive “killer college essay,” I was back at square one. Zero words. Zero breakthroughs. Zero inspiration.  My first draft was a book-flap summary of my research for history fair. Boring. Next came anContinue reading “A (College) Essay About Writing (A College Essay)”

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”

So You’ve Submitted Your Apps… Now What?

The New Year not only brings a fresh start, but also an end to the grueling college application season. As you sit there twiddling your thumbs from anxiety, you may wonder what’s next? Here are some key things to do after your college application season to keep busy. 1. Send an email to the AO.Continue reading “So You’ve Submitted Your Apps… Now What?”

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!”

A College Essay About Writing a College Essay Part 2

PLUS IMPORTANT AND USEFUL TACTICS – BY: LEANN LEE Scrape. Metal chairs push and grind against the stone ground. Clink. Through the striped window, I stare, envious, at my peers reveling in their newfound freedom outside. bRrR. My mind wanders as the rough hum of machines and harsh fluorescent lighting blend into the chatter of theContinue reading “A College Essay About Writing a College Essay Part 2”

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)”

Networking 101 for High Schoolers

Imagine you’re sitting in a large circular room, surrounded by an infinite set of looming doors. Every couple years at irregular intervals a key will drop into your lap, allowing you to open only one of these infinite doors and forcing you into a new room with a new set of infinite doors. Now imagineContinue reading “Networking 101 for High Schoolers”

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!”

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