Essay Coaching

My goal is to mentor your student through the college application essay process. While the end-result is to produce outstanding, memorable essays that create a well-rounded portrait of the student, I also provide a kind of support that encourages self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-discovery. I help students draw upon their experiences, passions, and their own insights to reach their goal of attending the college of their choice.

As your personal writing coach and mentor, I provide:

  • Every step of the writing process is included – from brainstorming and choosing the best prompts given your experience and interests, to submitting the final application essays and supplemental essays for multiple colleges.
  • Individual hourly sessions that focus on one or two steps at a time:
  • Meeting with student to determine individual strengths, talents, goals, what student’s needs are and where he/she is in the application process*
  • Brainstorming exercises to generate ideas and material to write about
  • Prompt selection to optimize applicant’s strengths, talents, potential
  • Prioritization of drafts according to target-college deadlines
  • Content review of each essay draft to identify what works and what needs further development.
  • Detailed comments via Word or Google Docs of each draft
  • Editing for organization, development, support, vocabulary and grammar
  • Guidance to insure student’s essays stand out with distinction
  • Final Review of Submission-ready draft of each essay for up to 4 essays, one of which is the Common App.*
  • Increasing your confidence and skills as a writer, so that you can take what you’ve learned and apply it to future essay writing
  • Helping you craft great short essays for specific school prompts
  • Developing writing skills that you can apply to future essay writing.

Schedule a free 20 minute consultation

%d bloggers like this: