Walnut Bond specializes in guiding the student and family through each stage of their academic career — be it summer school, junior boarding school, independent day school, boarding school, post-graduate/gap years, university, or graduate school.
We work with all types of students and all types of schools, from gifted students to those with learning differences, from fluent English speakers to those who may need English as a second language. Our students range from ages 10–25 years old.
We can recommend summer enrichment programs, test prep companies and tutoring services to enhance a child’s academic performance. We also offer advice on extracurricular interests that can give a student that competitive edge.
HEAD START PLANNING FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLers
Our head start program offers middle school students guidance in creating the best foundation for private school. In addition to everything we provide in our standard 1:1 consulting for private school, this head start program allows students the extra time to craft and build their best personal profile.
We work with the students to identify academic strengths and weaknesses, working to help resolve any issues that may limit their private school choices.
We review sports and extracurricular activities, helping students focus their efforts as best they can. We provide recommended reading lists and encourage community service experience.
And we work with each student to strengthen their personal and social skills, developing confidence, curiosity, self-awareness and leadership.
The right school is closely related to students' overseas study and living and integration into local culture. The walnut team will select the most suitable school for students based on their comprehensive abilities and intentions.
A three-way (student, parent, school) communication plan from fine to weekly / monthly
Fully personalized GPA moniorting plan
Course selection guidance and standardization planning and punch card supervision
Butler-style full-service and reporting *
Background improvement program and excellent internship / volunteer program
Our personalized consulting program ideally starts 30 months before enrollment for university, but can also be completed in shorter time frames.
In our program we help families and students identify what they want from the school, we create the right school list that matches the student’s needs and wants, we help the student craft the best possible application, and we advocate on behalf of the student with the schools.
We provide significant 1 on 1 coaching, writing workshops, essay critiques and interview prep, allowing us to customize our approach to each student’s needs. Unlike some companies, we actively limit the number of students that we work with at any given time to ensure that our students receive truly personal, attentive support.
Graduate School Counseling
Comparing to our K-12 students services, the service toward graduate level is highly selective in Walnut Bond. We just accept around 10 candidates in our graduate application service every year.
The targeting areas are:
Social Science-related, Computer Science-related, Law school, Business school, Engineering school, Education-related, Medical School and Government-related.
Example of our graduate service procedure:
All–Inclusive Law Graduate School Package©
Complete school list created based on a student’s academics, extracurricular activities, work experience, standardized test scores, and personal preferences.
Assist with up to 10 completed graduate school applications from start to finish, which includes the personal statement essay, all long and short essays, resume, and any application supplement essays or optional statements.
Remote meetings via telephone and email in order to complete the applications.
Financial aid consultation.