Student Feedback: Sara is a joy to work with. She understand her students unbelievably well and provides them the framework and encouragement they need to articulate their thoughts in the most effective manner for their college essays. She makes a huge effort to get to know her students, and their goals and ideas, in order […]
Parent Feedback: My son Josh worked with Sara on several college essays. She really helped Josh put together some meaningful personal essays that highlighted his personality and voice. Sara was lovely to work with as well. She demonstrated tremendous patience and empathy when dealing with Josh during his senior year of high school. I highly […]
2016 was the best and worst year of my life. I was in Spanish class when my mom called, which was surprising because she never calls during school. I didn’t know that this was going to be the worst call I’d ever answered. She just got straight to it: “ Reggie…don’t overreact and DON’T cause […]
Student Feedback: Writing college essays is an inquisitive process. However in this self-probing, a great deal of effort is required to reflect and reorganize those thoughts in written form. Sara helped me channel my energy where it was needed. She always picked up on words and sentences that didn’t sound right, offering alternative words or […]
by Josh 1AM: our house was silent except for Brownie’s occasional whimper. His illness was at its worst. I had spent hours futilely attempting to give him medicine. I liked Brownie, my sister’s hamster, just as much as any small child likes candy: enough to care but not enough to cry over. However, I kept […]
MBA Student Feedback: There are many considerations when one contemplates application to business school or grad school. Among the most important is: who do I work with to help me streamline my process, articulate my thoughts in a way that is concise but delivers my message and tells my truth? There is an abundance of […]
Colleague feedback: I have rarely met a better writing teacher than Sara. As a former math teacher, I know that being able to teach Calculus well, clearly and with passion is a rare thing. Sara is this kind of writing teacher. I have seen her take even the most rudimentary of writers and develop their […]
By Z.S. I took a deep breath and walked in. My heart was pounding out of my chest as I faced the room of judges. I told them my name, the monologue I was going to perform, and closed my eyes. Ready, set, go. I opened my mouth, but my mind was blank. All eyes […]
Parent Feedback: I want to express my sincere gratitude and deep appreciation for the continuous support and love you have extended to us. Our dreams are realized because of your passion and gift.. Truly I believe that God/Life has blessed us with you. Justus has received college acceptance to five (5) colleges so far with two(2) […]
My time with Sara was amazing and and beneficial to my writing skills. She challenged me to add more juice and style to my writing. Each detail I put in my personal statement I was asked questions about. It was as if she was guiding me in peeling an onion to its center. Each evening she would sit with me listening as I expressed my thoughts to her. She became my pencil that helped converts my thoughts into words on paper. Each email sent was words of encouragement and cheer that uplifted my spirit. This motivated me to continue writing every time I got writer’s block. I found a reason to be happy about my writing instead of being ashamed of it. I appreciate the time and dedication Sara spent working on my essay with me because it helped me get admission to the schools I was interested in attending. I was able to find my voice, use my words, and tell my story because of Sara’s assistance.
--Joel, Cornel University, Class of 2019
When I started the college process the one thing that I was really sure of was that I never wanted to try to fit who I was into who I thought colleges wanted me to be. When it came to my personal statement, I was adamant about not forcing the events that have shaped my high school experience to seem presentable and neat. Because they had not been and I felt like I owed everyone involved with the college process as close to a true representation of myself as I could manage. Sara not only aided my and guided me through this process, but she encouraged my writing to be raw and lyrical in the ways I thought it should be. Writing with Sara not only helped with my college process, but also with my writing and thinking processes.
--Antonia, Scripps College, Class of 2021
Sara was a true delight to work with! She guided us and our daughter in the essay preparation process, and helped us manage deadlines, always allowing our daughter to be in full command. Sara brought out the best in our daughter's essays, while fully respecting her voice and her style. Thank you Sara! You are very talented! We are always happy and delighted to serve as a reference.
--Grateful Family in Scarsdale, NY, Parents of T, Class of 2019