College Application Essays: A Workshop With Frog Walker

In six weeks, students will decide on healthy class agreements with their peers, connect with their own values and strengths, brainstorm, pick topics, learn narrative essay structure, and begin writing a first draft.
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90 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Knowledge of self
Comfort sharing their truth in group settings
Appreciation for their life experiences
College application essay structure
Complete outline to begin their writing process
Walker received their B.A. in English from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. They have been a part of a local homeschool Co-Op for the past 5 years. At the request of community parents they have led Co-Op wide reconciliation and empathy-building talks, boys' talking circles, and participated as a facilitator in teen girls coming of age retreats. They also mentor older teens in the community. Emotionally open and compassionate conversation are a cornerstone of their teaching style regardless of class topic. 
Students will be expected to free write on a number of different prompts outside of class. They will also be assigned 4 total essays to read outside of class. Furthermore, I will ask them to share their essay ideas with friends/family to help their decision making process. Students should expect to devote 30mins to their homework each week. Avid writers/readers are welcome to write more and the teacher will provide additional reading to any students who express interest. 
Digital device with a word processor (Microsoft Word, etc.) and/or access to Google Docs
Pencil/pen and paper
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class thrives on students sharing their lived experiences, and so the topics discussed can have a wide range. Students are encouraged to be vulnerable and talk and/or reflect on their greatest joys and triumphs as well as the greatest challenges/struggles their life. Common conversations topics include art, sports, technology, social media, and nature. They may also range into  a variety of sensitive topics: death, religion, sexuality, oppression, etc. For this reason the age range is restricted to high school students. 


Walker Parrish
Lives in the United States
World-travelled language teacher creating supportive, relationship-driven classrooms
31 total reviews
15 completed classes

About Me

Konnichiwa, bonjour, buenos días, hello!

WALKer Parrish here, and I walk quite a lot 😉, all around the world in fact.   ๑(◕‿◕)๑
Raised in the south,... 
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