- Write an essay that stands out
- Choose the right topic
- Find your individual style
- Conquer the deadline crunch
I cover all aspects of application essay writing, from brainstorming to completion.
The most important part of the writing process occurs before a student starts typing, with personal exploration and self-reflection. Through a series of fun brainstorming exercises I help the student answer essential questions, including: “What makes me unique, What are my strengths, What are my interests and values, How do I best convey who I am to the college? By getting to know each student’s accomplishments, life experiences, and personal viewpoint, I can guide him or her to the best possible topic choice, and then through the rest of the essay-writing process.
Once the writing begins, we cover essay structure, word choice, how to use dialogue, and how to get your point across. The student learns to grab the reader within the first few words and maintain that interest until the end. The result is a creative and compelling essay that is unique to the student and portrays him or her in the best possible light.
We’ll set and meet deadlines.
I work one-on-one, over the phone, or by email, depending on the student’s location and preference.
The student is always the writer. I never write any part of the essay.
Need just a little bit of help? No problem; my services are tailor-made to you. I can assist at any stage, whether it’s helping brainstorm a topic, making comments on a draft, or doing a final proof.
- Make a great first impression
- Effectively communicate who you are and what you have to offer
- Show that you’re more than your test scores and grades
- Leave your nerves at the door
Knowing how to interview is an essential life skill. Whether it’s for college or a job, it’s vital to make a great first impression.
During our sessions we’ll cover a range of possible interview questions and answers. I’ll practice with the student and use a video camera when appropriate for immediate visual feedback.
We’ll discuss how to prepare for an interview, what kind of information the interviewer is seeking, how to make the best impression, and how to combat nerves. When necessary we’ll work on how to handle discussing a discrepancy in grades or test scores. Body language, such as making appropriate eye contact, will also be covered.
I specialize in teaching students how to interview with a college coach.
Sessions are billed at an hourly rate. Please contact me for more information.