College Essay

College Essay Workshops & Mentorship Program

“It’s fine to seek some help [with the college essay] if you feel you need it. But look for it from a writing teacher, or a teacher with a strong writing background.” –Robin Mamlet & Christine Vandevelde, College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step

When it comes to your college application, the essay is the one place where admissions officers get to hear your voice. Who you are. What you care about. Who you want to be.

But how do you pick a topic and write your essay to make you stand out?

We know how overwhelming and stressful this process can be (for parents too).  We can help.

Mentorship Program


One-hour session: $150/hour

Three-hour package: $405 ($135/hr)

Working one-on-one, we guide you through the college essay writing process. In our first session, we spend time getting to know you so we can help you select a topic that best reflects your personality, experience, and aspirations. We also help you develop a strategic approach by surveying which of your desired schools accept the Common App, which require supplemental essays, and which schools have their own.

We also offer constructive feedback as you work through your drafts. We then help you edit your essay for word count and grammar & mechanics. The end result is a polished essay ready for submission.

Or if you already have an idea or most of your essay written …

Our instructor spends time carefully reviewing and evaluating your essay. You can choose to do this with the instructor or have the instructor do it before an meeting. Then your instructor spends time working with you to improve your essay, and depending on where you are in your writing process, he/she will help you edit it for word count and grammar & mechanics.

Please note: Our college essay writing coaches are professional writers or teachers experienced in teaching you how to write a standout personal essay. We never write the essay or change your words; instead we make suggestions to help bring out the best in your writing. We also help you edit your essay to keep it within the word limit and for grammar & mechanics. We do not guarantee admission into any college.