21 Nov Join Katherine Cosmetics and Winward Academy for a Shopping for a Cause Holiday Event
Learning & Lipstick on December 6th
To help celebrate the holidays, we’re teaming up with one of our favorite #KatherineGirls, Dr. Jennifer Winward, to host a very special event.
Please join us for a night of Learning & Lipstick on December 6 at our flagship store in The Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar. Shop for all the best beauty gifts to give (and get!) this season – while also supporting an amazing local education charity.
Because really, isn’t that what the holidays are all about? We sure think so! That’s why for every purchase made at the Learning & Lipstick event, Katherine Cosmetics will donate 15 percent to the Barrio Logan College Institute, which helps under-served San Diego students achieve their dream of attending college.
A huge thanks to Dr. Jennifer Winward for helping us give this gift of education. Jennifer is the Founder and CEO of Winward Academy, a San Diego-based online test prep company that is working to bridge the education opportunity gap by providing exceptional test prep tutoring that is accessible and affordable for everyone.
We’re so inspired by how this dedicated and passionate teacher turned entrepreneur is changing lives with her innovative new program! You’ll be able to test drive it for yourself at our event. And for each test prep package subsequently sold, Winward Academy will donate one to the Barrio Logan College Institute.
Keep reading below to find out more about #KatherineGirl Dr. Jennifer Winward and how her company is making education dreams come true . . .
#KatherineGirl Spotlight: Meet Jennifer
JENNIFER WINWARD, Ph.D.
Founder & Lead Instructor
Here at Katherine Cosmetics, we believe that we’re our most beautiful when we feel strong and confident. That’s why we’re so thrilled to be working with Jennifer! Her online test prep program is empowering her students by giving them the tools to succeed.
Jennifer, who has a PhD in neuroscience and works as a teaching professor at University of California, San Diego, has spent the last 18 years tutoring San Diego high school students for the SAT and the ACT.
A few years ago, she had an “aha!” moment!
Jennifer recalls hearing a mom remark that in the game of life, some kids are born on third base sliding into home, while so many others never even get to hold a bat. This message hit home with Jennifer. Most of the students she was working with in her private practice were fortunate. Sure, they still faced all the stress of applying to college, but they also had the resources to get lots of support throughout the process. What about the students who don’t have the same resources?
Jennifer decided to put her nearly two decades of experience into building an online program to give students of all backgrounds easy access to exceptional and affordable personalized tutoring. It took two years to develop the program, which includes an impressive 250 hours of instruction and 5,000 practice questions — each with supportive feedback messages and videos that provide step-by-step explanations.
Jennifer launched Winward Academy this past spring. The results so far have been life changing, especially for her students who attend lower performing schools. In many cases, students have raised their ACT scores by seven points in just a few months.
“Administrators have given up on an entire grade of juniors,” Jennifer said, explaining that these same students had studied an entire year with five reputable companies but had only improved their average score by 0.6 points. “But the second they had a sensible resource that provided instruction and offered supportive feedback, they connected with the material and built confidence they’d never anticipated. They just soared from there.”
How does Jennifer feel about seeing her program transform the lives of these students and encourage them to believe in themselves? For Jennifer, it’s about more than just a score.
“I care so much more about my students developing skills, having passion for lifelong learning, taking what they are learning and applying it to their classes, and seeing growth in their classes and increase in confidence,” she said. “It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever been a part of.”
Information on the Katherine Cosmetics Learning & Lipstick Event