I guide students in crafting the most effective college application essays, highlighting their best self to college admissions officers.
I DO NOT write essays for students.
Instead, we jointly embark on a process which includes: topic brainstorming, essay organization/development, proofreading, and a good deal of soul-searching!
I help students put their best foot forward in the Common App. Main Essay, and teach critical thinking skills and self-analysis/awareness which carries through to First-Year college writing courses and beyond!
I ensure that each application are filled out accurately/completely with every "t" crossed and "i" dotted.
Because of the ubiquitous nature of the Common Application, students often cut/paste and unwittingly make critical errors by not thoroughly proofreading their submissions.
Most competitive colleges require Supplemental Essay (s) which are unique to their institution, and we work diligently to ensure that each essay is unique and stand-alone.
The Holland Self-Directed Search, in addition to the latest, on-line inventories, identifying potential college majors, are administered/interpreted to aid in selection of college major, career goals, essays, and the interview process.
Accurate identification of a student's interests is crucial in determining which institutions are better-suited to providing appropriate educational/experiential opportunities.
Once career goals and potential college majors have been identified, we jointly determine which educational institutions will most closely meet students' unique needs. The list is refined to include an optimal number of realistic options.
Factors such as breadth and depth of academic programs, reputation, location, student body, extracurricular activities, admissions requirements, financial aid opportunities, residence/Greek life, athletic divisions, etc. are taken into consideration when crafting a well thought-out list of appropriate matches.
High School Coursework, Extracurricular, Volunteer, and Internship Recommendations
Recommendations regarding high school coursework selection (including Honors/AP) and all experientially-based activities with consideration of students' interests/passions and career goals are made.
Students may develop a professional resume incorporating their educational, paid work, volunteer, internships, sports, extracurricular involvement, organizational memberships, honors, awards, etc.
Based on standardized test score results (PSAT's/SAT's/ and/or ACT's) and high school GPA, students will be directed to excellent resources for enhancing their test-taking, verbal, writing, critical thinking, and math skills.
We are proud to be partnered with Bridgewater Prep www.bwprep.com and refer students requiring additional tutoring to their excellent services boasting an average of 300 additional points on the SAT.
Time Line and Deadline Establishment
High school students are typically under monumental time constraints. Progressively challenging coursework, extracurricular, and familial/social obligations, can contribute to the college admissions process becoming a rushed, last-minute affair.
I collaboratively establish manageable time lines and adhere to deadlines through joint commitment and sustained tracking.