• 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 help with scholarship application essays and letters of continuing interest

For a free consultation or simply to discuss your student's needs, send me a quick note with your name, contact information and best time to talk. I work with students all over the US and abroad.  

What people are saying...

“My son worked virtually with Mike throughout his ED and RD application processes (‘20-21). Mike is soft-spoken and thorough, and he delivered thoughtful, honest, and productive feedback for all of my son’s essays, and there were many! His efficiency in reviewing so many essays in such a short period of time was also impressive and much appreciated. My son is off to UPenn in the fall. Thank you Mike!”

a mother in Greenwich, CT


We'll work through a series of exercises to help you zero in on your best essay topics.


Before you write, you'll tell your story out loud. Hearing it helps you decide if it works.

rough drafts

Good writing never happens on the first try. We'll hone your prose until it shines.

weekly chats

Weekly FaceTime calls keep you on track, and greatly reduce your deadline stress later on.