"Tree of Life" fountain at Boston College




"Your ability to draw out the essay from the student is remarkable!"


The kind comment above was made by a parent -- I worked with both of her children to develop distinctive essays for their successful applications to selective colleges. 


A comment I often receive from students is: "I never would have thought to write about that!"


As a university admissions reader and essay coach, I've read thousands of essays -- and I know what makes an essay distinctive! I help students find an original way to highlight the most positive aspects of their character with a thoughtful and articulate college essay that only they could write

Students will also save time and feel more confident working with my professional guidance and final review.


"Frog Fountain" at Texas Christian University

Performing Arts Auditions and Interviews


Students planning to audition for selective BFA programs need help from the best. I'll connect you with the admissions director of a top drama department in New York to make sure you are fully prepared!



  • General Question and Answer Sessions
  • Curriculum Guidance
  • Essay Topic Brainstorming, Development, Review, and/or Proofreading
  • Financial Aid and College Affordability 
  • Planning for the SAT, ACT and SUBJECT exams
  • College Visit Planning 
  • Activities Resume 
  • Application Review
  • Application video guidance and review 
  • Special Circumstances Essay
  • How to use the Additional Information section of the Common App
  • How to take advantage of options on the Coalition App 
  • Mock Interviews
  • Summer Planning
  • Gap Year Planning
  • Transfer Planning
  • Athletic Recruitment
  • College Planning for American Students currently living overseas
  • Assistance for International Students applying to college in the U.S.
  • Scholarship Applications & Essays
  • Applying to Military Academies and Colleges
  • Colleges with strong support for students with Learning Differences
  • Employment Resume
  • Other



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