Photo by amelia martinez

Photo by amelia martinez

Pat Berry

Essay coach and program founder

Hello! And welcome to my website, which describes my college application and essay coaching services and makes it easy for you to connect with me. 

Registration for my 2018 summer camp is now closed, but I offer private essay coaching locally—in the New York City and Northern New Jersey areas—and remotely, to college and graduate school applicants around the U.S., and overseas.

Please be in touch to discuss how I can help you and your student.


Pat helped me in ways that my school counselors just couldn’t. Working with her made me reconsider the experience of writing college essays altogether—from some dreadful and monotonous prison sentence to a time for personal reflection and growth as a writer. With her coaching and advice, I transformed dry, uninspiring paragraphs into sincere personal essays that got me admitted to three Top-20 schools. In the process, I’m happy to say I made a great friend.
— Alex, Rice University Class of 2018


I write a monthly column on the college application process for Montclair Local. My latest is an overview of the year ahead for rising seniors that reminds the parents of college applicants to breathe! Take a look!

College Application Camp 2018

 June 25 to June 28/



Meeting the early decision application deadlines was easy because of the focus provided during College Application Camp. I highly recommend Pat’s program!
— Parent of a Syracuse University '20