What we do together
In our one-on-one sessions, you write the admissions essay of your life, and feel good doing it. You learn about yourself, push your thinking and craft, and write something meaningful about who you are or what lights you up.
We support students writing personal and supplemental essays for college admissions, competitive high schools or graduate schools, and applying for scholarships or internships.
Process & Approach
We take the time to listen to what you’re really trying to say, to help you hear what you're about, and to be sure you say it … in the best way possible. We believe you have something deeply important to say, and, like most of us, need help choosing, shaping, and polishing.
We ask you a million questions, challenge you, and give you targeted writing prompts and direction to work out your story. Through focused drafting, voila, your compelling college essay takes shape. After each session, we send you comprehensive notes about what work was accomplished and next steps.
Then we help you revise and edit until your essay is convincing, compelling and at word count, BEFORE crucial deadlines. Final reads are both nurturing of your inner grammar instincts and merciless on errors :).
We know you'll leave with so much more than you came for.
We offer retainer or a/la carte hourly services, and also support families in need on sliding scale. Come to us for expert, attuned guidance on the main personal statement (Common App), school-specific supplemental essays, UC PIQ's, and more. No more deer-in-headlights or tsunami of ideas-- we'll help you find your story, your angle, and your success, no matter where you are in the process.
You can book a complimentary 30 minute consult HERE to learn more about our services and tell us a bit about what you're looking for. We welcome you to tell us your story . We expect good writing to be hard, and hard won.