It's your time to shine!

College application essays are a golden opportunity

to let them see the real you.

After graduating from Princeton, I spent years in the business world as a freelance writer and software entrepreneur until I decided to embark on a career in teaching; specifically, coaching students on their college essays.

For the last few years, I have helped dozens of young people find their voices and produce essays that literally brought tears to their parents' eyes (in a good way).


Essays that also helped them get into some incredible schools.


To learn more about me, click here


Here are some client testimonials 


Here is information on my process



  • One-on-one coaching from the earliest stages of brainstorming through final drafts

  • Individualized instruction based on each student's needs and skill level

  • Strategic advice on Do's and Don'ts

  • Editorial review of all essays prior to submission

  • Fractional hourly billing; only pay for time worked

  • No minimum time commitments

  • Available worldwide; all sessions conducted online

Also available to help with scholarship application essays, activity lists and statements of continuing interest for waitlisted applicants. 

For more details on my coaching process, click here 


References available upon request. 

Please be aware that while I do occasionally work as a ghost writer for adult clients, I will never write an essay for a student. If this is your interest, please contact someone else. I coach, they write.

You should also know one thing: ghost-written college essays never work.


Many admissions directors have told me they know instantly when an essay is not the work of the student. I know instantly too, when parents write for their kids.


If you want a good result, let me help your child produce his/her best work. It's the right thing to do, the right lesson to teach, and the best way to avoid rejection. 


"Having our son Aidan work with Mike was the single best investment we made during our entire college application process. Mike has a unique ability to coach - push - inspire in a way that connected with our teenager in a very positive way. The result was a true reflection of our son that was now alive on paper for others to experience.  Unconditionally recommended!"

PJ & Samara, Johns Creek, GA  



For a free consultation or simply to discuss your student's needs, send me a quick note with your name, email and best way to reach you. I work with clients all over the US and abroad.

Copyright 2020 by Mike Demilio