Academic Counselor/Essay Coach

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Golden Path Academics Vietnam JSC
18th June 2018
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Position Summary
As an Academic Counselor/Essay Coach, you will be responsible for providing one on one counseling to the assigned student and feedback for the student’s essay work in support of their college admission application. Equally important, you will be coaching younger students (aged 13-17) writing foundation and other essential soft skills to prepare them for oversea study experience. Finally, as a member of GPA Vietnam, the Academic Counselor/Essay Coach is expected to exercise sound judgment and maintain GPA’s ethical standards in all professional and business-related situations.

Main Duties and Responsibilities (based on a 44-hour work week)

  •  Guide the student through a personalized self reflection and brainstorming process to generate potential essay topics for the personal statement
  • Provide creative writing strategies, tips, and support for the student’s
    personal statement and other essays
  • Provide substantive structural, content, and technical edits to the personal statement and other essays
  • Provide essay & soft skill coaching to younger students (aged 13-17)
  • Coordinate with the SAM and GPA English for a thorough studying plan for English, SAT/ACT, or IELTS/ TOEFL for the student.
  • Develop a positive mentoring relationship with the student


  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable U.S. or international university
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills
  • Strong editing skills with some familiarity with different editing techniques
  • Have an understanding of the U.S. college application process and how the personal statement is used
  • Have an understanding of the style, structure, and tone of a typical personal statement
  • Able to build a relationship with a teenager and adapt your teaching style as needed to meet the student’s individual needs and personality
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Confident, open-minded, and friendly


  • Unique opportunity to work within a multi-lingual, international-standard, dramafree environment
  • Creative, supportive and competitive colleagues
  • Potential to lead your own projects
  • Exciting team activities: Company trip, Teambuilding trip, Annual party,…
  • Performance and salary review up to 3 times a year
  • Lunch and parking allowances

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