Essays can make or break a college application. It is my hope that the excellence of my students' essays will result in higher acceptance rates and more scholarships awarded.
I provide writing instruction and editorial assistance for the following:
Personal Statement (650-word Common App/Coalition App essay)
Supplemental Essays (50-550 word essays required by individual colleges)
Letters of Continued Interest (for waitlisted students)
Scholarship Application Essays
Group or Solo Workshops
Often the first exposure to the college essay writing process for rising seniors, my free workshops introduce students to this unique challenge and prepare them to write efficiently and effectively.
Using exercises developed by some of the best thinkers in the field, I help students focus on the critical elements of a great essay and identify powerful, meaningful topics that illustrate their truth.
Every student brings a unique set of skills and insights to the writing process. I help students assess their readiness to write and respond with the instruction that best serves their needs.
Teenagers have busy lives. Weekly check-ins provide milestones to keep work progressing toward deadlines, and help students identify small issues before they become larger problems.
Structuring the Essay
Great essays require mindful preparation. I encourage students to test their topics for maximum interest and impact before they begin writing, a process that results in greater creativity.
Polish and Submit
Good writing emerges from editing and re-writing, and rarely from a first draft. I challenge students to raise their essays to the highest quality possible before submitting them to colleges.
Partnering for Good
Working in a pro-bono capacity, I am able to give underserved students an equal edge to their peers with more resources.
As a paid client, each hour you engage me enables me to spend an hour with my pro-bono students. I thank you!
Note: All of my pro-bono work is done solely through partner organizations.