University of Loyola Chicago
Texas Christian University
Belmont University
Baylor University
Boston College

ESSAYS

 

As a university admissions reader and an essay coach, I have the privilege of reading thousands of essays every year; this experience gives me insight into what makes an essay distinctive and how to help students from all backgrounds share their stories. 

 

One of the most essential components of a well-written college essay is a clear voice. I help my students find that voice and gain confidence as they delve into who they are, the things that are important to them, and what they most want to share about themselves. In the end, they will write a thoughtful, values-based narrative that only they could write. 

 

This is important! Colleges don't want to hear from any one other than the student; and they don't want to read an essay appropriate for a high school English class. Instead, colleges want to hear directly from the student and get to know them better. My students learn exactly what this means and they work hard to successfully articulate their responses to a variety of challenging application questions. 

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS AUDITIONS

 

Students planning to audition for selective BFA programs need help from the best. I'll connect you with the former admissions director of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to make sure you are fully prepared!

 
 

HOURLY

 

  • General Question and Answer Sessions
  • Curriculum Guidance for High School and Middle School
  • Career Development
  • Essay Topic Brainstorming
  • Essay Review
  • Scholarship Applications
  • Exchange Program Applications
  • Video Applications 
  • Special Circumstances Essay
  • How to use the Additional Information section of the Common App
  • How to take advantage of available options on the Coalition App 
  • How to develop a Balanced College List
  • Activities Resume
  • Employment Resume 
  • Interview prep
  • Planning for the SAT, ACT and SUBJECT exams
  • College Visit Planning
  • Summer Planning
  • Gap Year Planning
  • Transfer Planning
  • College Planning for American Students currently living overseas
  • Guidance for International Students applying to college in the U.S.
  • Applying to Military Academies and Colleges
  • College support for students with Learning Differences
  • Colleges with support for students on the Autism Spectrum
  • Athletic Recruitment
  • Financial Aid and College Affordability 
  • Other
 

 

 

 

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