Private Essay Coaching
I’ve seen the notion of the application essay raise fear in even the most accomplished students. As a private essay coach, I help students look for ways into their essays, routes that the Common Application prompts may not inspire. I show students how to circumvent writer’s block and compose meaningful narratives, telling stories only they can tell.
Note that while I am based in Montclair, New Jersey, half of my clients live as far away as Florida and California. I coach these students via phone and Google Docs and have discovered we are able to achieve the same high levels of focus, creativity, and engaging writing that occur when I meet with students in person. Click here to read testimonials from some recent clients.
I also provide essay support to college students and young professionals applying to transfer or to attend post-baccalaureate and graduate school programs.
Pricing varies depending on the number of times I meet with a client.
Single session One (1) one-hour meeting in which we identify subject areas, brainstorm elements of the essay, outline: $150
Essay Development Support Four (4) one-hour sessions, in which we identify essay subject areas, brainstorm elements of the essay, outline, review drafts, revise main essay: $500 ($125 for each additional hour)
Essay Development & Presentation Support Ten (10) one-hour sessions in which we identify essay subject areas, brainstorm elements of the essay, outline, review drafts, revise main essay, draft supplemental essays, develop résumé, practice interview skills: $950 ($95 for each additional hour)
Payments may be made via Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal. Cash or check also accepted. Payment for coaching packages will be due at our first meeting.
Needs vary. Please contact me to discuss the type and amount of support your student may need. For more information or to make an appointment, write me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below and I'll reach out to you.
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