Pamela Donnelly
  • Leading Educational Expert
  • Bestselling Author
  • Motivational Public Speaker
Pamela Donnelly on Larry King

"As a dad, there is nothing I want more than help my children fulfill their potential. Pamela Donnelly's expertise helps parents like you and me optimize the futures of our sons and daughters."
- Larry King

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Hi, Pamela Donnelly here. Thanks for stopping by.

Welcome to my website. As an Educator, College Admissions Specialist and, most importantly, a Mom, I have dedicated the past 20 years to helping parents like you get teens like yours into the best possible colleges. I invite you to click around this page to learn more about me, from my books for parents to my Ivy League tutoring agency, from my informative, motivational speeches at live events to my work as an educational reform advocate.


Time Magazine Interview :

My interview with Time Magazine about student education, and college admissions.


I hope you can see that I'm passionate about helping students achieve their academic goals. The college admissions process can be such a confusing ordeal. I have spent years examining and researching the best methods to enable students to truly shine. The insider information I offer helps any family simplify this process, and achieve results.


Imagine knowing the path forward well ahead of time. Take my hand, and I'll lead you there every step of the way.


Pamela Donnelly

"I often remind parents that our teens' detours dictate destinations. That's why my staff and I have developed products, curricula and services to give students an easy-to-follow map to ensure they open the GATE to the right colleges."- Pamela


Education Specialist

Below is a promotional video overview of the speaking and educational services provided by Pamela Donnelly, Director of Valley Prep Tutoring in Los Angeles CA.

Visit ValleyPrepTutoring.com for further info. See her Amazon #1 Bestseller SWAT Team Tactics for Getting Your Teen Into College online, and contact info@valleypreptutoring.com for live events and PTA/PTSA events.


Pamela Donnelly, Education Expert, Speaker, and #1 Bestselling Author from Valley Prep Tutoring.


The GATE System

GATE System For College

GATE is an acronym delineating the four mission critical areas necessary for students to competitively position themselves in the college admissions process – Grades, Applications, Testing and Essays.

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Real Parents, Real Students, Real Results :

Chuck Pratt Jr

Chuck Pratt Jr. – Emmy Award Winning Television Writer (General Hospital, All My Children)/Dad

Our daughter not only got into the right college, but she was prepared for a successful transition from high school courses to college-level work as a result of working with these strategies. She is now thriving in her second year. Pamela Donnelly uniquely positioned her, and we love that she can still connect from her school on the East Coast via Skype with Pamela and her staff. Thank you!
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Chuck Pratt Jr
Our daughter not only got into the right college, but she was prepared for a successful transition from high school courses to college-level work as a result of working with these strategies. She is now thriving in her second year. Pamela Donnelly uniquely positioned her, and we love that she can still connect from her View Full →
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Cathy Flynn – Television Sound Editor & Mom

My daughter had a wonderful time taking Pamela Donnelly’s Ivy League Writing Immersion class during the summer of her junior year, and it's her writing ability that really ended up making the greatest impact on her college admissions results. Djaq received a card signed by the entire admissions office at her #1 choice, Knox College, and was told that the Writers' Scholarship she won is the highest amount they’ve ever awarded.
She plans to double major there in creative writing and pre-med. Thank you, Pamela, for your guidance and for being our cheerleader every step of the way.
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My daughter had a wonderful time taking Pamela Donnelly’s Ivy League Writing Immersion class during the summer of her junior year, and it’s her writing ability that really ended up making the greatest impact on her college admissions results. Djaq received a card signed by the entire admissions office at her #1 choice, Knox College, View Full →
Jennifer Cooke

Jennifer Cooke – University of Miami

Ms. D, thank you for believing in me academically and artistically. You are an incredible woman, teacher, mentor, and friend. Thanks to you and Valley Prep for being a key part in my educational journey, I am on my way to University of Miami in preparation to become an entertainment lawyer. I cannot even begin to express my genuine gratitude that I can now help protect other minor performers in the industry I’ve grown up loving. I feel so blessed to have you in my life.
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Jennifer Cooke
Ms. D, thank you for believing in me academically and artistically. You are an incredible woman, teacher, mentor, and friend. Thanks to you and Valley Prep for being a key part in my educational journey, I am on my way to University of Miami in preparation to become an entertainment lawyer. I cannot even begin View Full →
Kylie Rostad

Kylie Rostad – University of California, Los Angeles – Pre-Med

I got into all 4 University of California schools I applied to, and even had a $48,000 scholarship offer. My Critical Reading and Writing skills on the SAT increased 28% as a direct result of Valley Prep’s strategies. I can’t wait to attend my #1 choice, UCLA, in the fall. Pamela Donnelly is an educator who honestly cares about the future of students and their long-term success. I’m now able to commit my life’s work to solving the riddle of Alzheimer’s Disease, which plagued my grandfather.
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Kylie Rostad
I got into all 4 University of California schools I applied to, and even had a $48,000 scholarship offer. My Critical Reading and Writing skills on the SAT increased 28% as a direct result of Valley Prep’s strategies. I can’t wait to attend my #1 choice, UCLA, in the fall. Pamela Donnelly is an educator View Full →
Taylor Burke

Taylor Burke – Sarah Lawrence College Journalism

Thanks to Pamela Donnelly and her staff, my average section score on the SAT leaped. My essays improved. I got into 9 of the 11 schools I applied to! I am so excited to be attending my #1 choice, Sarah Lawrence College. I loved working with Pamela Donnelly and Valley Prep since they really get how it feels to be a teen with all this pressure. It really helped me achieve my goals to know that they understood me. I’m now aiming for a writing career and a great future working for a major magazine.
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Taylor Burke
Thanks to Pamela Donnelly and her staff, my average section score on the SAT leaped. My essays improved. I got into 9 of the 11 schools I applied to! I am so excited to be attending my #1 choice, Sarah Lawrence College. I loved working with Pamela Donnelly and Valley Prep since they really get View Full →
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Justin L., Santa Clarita CA

300 points gained on my SAT! I'm moving to NYC from LA in the fall to major in Entrepreneurship at Baruch College thanks to your great curriculum and support.
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300 points gained on my SAT! I’m moving to NYC from LA in the fall to major in Entrepreneurship at Baruch College thanks to your great curriculum and support.
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Peyton A., Monrovia CA

Accepted into 7 out of the 9 colleges to which I applied. Looking forward to majoring in English at UCLA thanks to your great test prep support!
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Peyton UCLA
Accepted into 7 out of the 9 colleges to which I applied. Looking forward to majoring in English at UCLA thanks to your great test prep support!
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Jordan A., Washington DC

Thanks for all your help with Latin, history and test prep, I'm off to major in Biology at Emory University!
2016-06-06T21:49:08+00:00
Jordan Argrett 1
Thanks for all your help with Latin, history and test prep, I’m off to major in Biology at Emory University!
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Sterling B., Chatsworth CA

Thanks to all of the amazing tutors at Valley Prep who helped me get into Berklee College of Music. As a direct result of working with your homeschooling staff for the past few years, my biggest problem was which school to pick from all the ones accepting me!
2016-06-06T21:52:04+00:00
Sterlingoptions
Thanks to all of the amazing tutors at Valley Prep who helped me get into Berklee College of Music. As a direct result of working with your homeschooling staff for the past few years, my biggest problem was which school to pick from all the ones accepting me!
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Dane M., Burbank CA

Heading to my #1 choice college, Cal Arts, to study bass guitar. Your tutors helped me get organized for success.
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Dane
Heading to my #1 choice college, Cal Arts, to study bass guitar. Your tutors helped me get organized for success.
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Lucas C., Beverly Hills CA

4.25 GPA, 2200 SAT, heading to UC Berkeley. Thanks for all your help!
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4.25 GPA, 2200 SAT, heading to UC Berkeley. Thanks for all your help!