Personal Statement Tutorials

The personal statement and supplemental essay questions are your chance to tell the admissions officers who you are, what makes you different, and why they should want YOU to join their institution. Nestor Walters, a former Navy SEAL turned Stanford student, has taken the time to create these amazing (and hilarious) tutorials to help you with this tricky process. Follow along with the downloadable scripts, and stay tuned for more episodes. Reach out if you have any questions!

Special thank you to Nestor for his incredible insight and Jeffrey Parrish for editing each and every video.


Episode 1: That Person

College admissions are incredibly competitive. So, how can we become one in a million, not one of a million?


Episode 2: Tell Me a Story

We know we want to be one in a million, but how do we do it?


Episode 3 : What Makes a Story

Don’t tell a good story; tell a great one.


Episode 4.1 : Structuring Part 1

What – So What – Now What


Episode 4.2 : Structuring Part 2

State – Justify – Restate


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