College Essay Coaching

Words define a student: athlete, valedictorian, first-generation, coder, council leader. Words can also tell the story behind the transcript. 

Stand-Out Stories

Personal Essays for College Applications and Beyond

I work with high school students to find and craft college essays that open a window into their unique character. A stand-out story not only leaves a lasting impression but helps admissions officers picture the student in their academic community. 

As a college essay writing instructor, I understand that the admissions process can be a stressful one, even in the best of times. Now, students are feeling the added pressure to report about how they’ve weathered the pandemic along with trying to make sense of our country’s continued civil unrest. 

My goal is to help students mine their memories for vivid, sensory details that create an emotional connection with the reader, while also being respectful of the trauma many of them are still processing.

Looking to provide support for your student, or the rising juniors and seniors in your academic community? I offer:

  • Private coaching
  • Single-session group workshops focused on generating ideas for their college essays
  • Two-week or weekend intensives where we will create and revise multiple drafts.

Contact me for a complimentary private coaching consultation, to schedule a workshop, or tailor one to fit your needs.

My previous experience includes designing and facilitating in-person and online workshops with Legal Outreach and Summerfuel’s college admissions preparation programs, as well as two upcoming summer 2021 intensives through The Center for Fiction.

A student who participated in one of my 2020 Summerfuel Virtual workshops noted that “I was pleased we could write about small moments that made a big impact on our lives. Before this class, I didn’t think I had anything that was good enough for my college essay.”

This feedback touched me because it embodies my intention to help high school students turn real moments they experienced into memorable stories that will wow admissions officers. Read more testimonials here.  

Prior students have been accepted at Bates, Baruch, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Fordham, Hampton, Harvard, Marist, Middlebury, Northwestern, NYU, Princeton, Smith, Syracuse, UPenn, URochester, University at Albany, Williams, Wellesley, Yale, and more.