The nature of our work together will depend on what kind of help you’re looking for and how many schools you’re applying to. In general, our collaboration will fall into one of two categories, which I describe below.
1: Start-to-Submission Essay Coaching
Starting at $1,200 for the Common Application only
I am prepared to guide you through the entire college essay writing process, from beginning to end (submitting your applications!). Start-to-submission coaching has several phases:
Phase 1: Get to know you
The college essay writing process is deeply personal. To help you, I need to get to know you. This is a critical part of the process. I will ask you a number of fun questions that will help me envision an essay direction that is accurate, authentic, and effective.
Phase 2: Preparation
Next, we will brainstorm, select a prompt from the Common Application (if relevant to you), and plan a first draft. Afterwards, you will have a clear map for writing your first draft. If only writing a first draft were always this easy!
Phase 3: Feedback
Based on your first draft, I will provide detailed feedback for improving your essay. Once you’ve incorporated this feedback into a second draft, we will repeat the process one more time.
Phase 4: Proofreading
Finally, I will proofread your essay to ensure that its grammar, mechanics, and style are pristine. You will then be ready to submit, secure in the knowledge you’ve written an exceptional college essay. Congratulations!
Of course, we may go through several mini-cycles of this process if you are not only writing a Common Application essay, but also applying to the University of California system or schools that require supplemental writing.
2: À la Carte Essay Coaching
$85 hourly rate
I also offer individual types college essay coaching for those looking for more specific kinds of essay help. These types are listed below.
I will help you devise your essay’s topic and create an outline, allowing you to write a strong first draft.
Short answer writing
If your college applications include short answer questions, as they often do, I will help you plan a first draft, which we can then revise and finalize together.
If you have already written an early draft of your college essay, I’d be happy to provide feedback and help you revise it. The most important part of the writing process is often revision!
If you already have an advanced draft, which you are pleased with, I offer proofreading services. An essay free of typos and other errors communicates the writer’s conscientiousness, a quality admissions officers are looking for.