Essay Writing Services:
Individiual Tutoring. One-on-one guidance through any or all of the essay writing process.
Essay Review. A great option to consider if you're looking for feedback on an essay that's already been written or is nearing completion.
General Writing Tutoring. For high school and college students who need extra writing help. I also have experience—and enjoy working with— students with learning differences.
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First Impressions College Consulting
Proudly providing college essay writing, interview skills, resume writing tips in Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton Connecticut, and surrounding towns. Plus world-wide on the Internet.
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Award-Winning Writing Expertise
I spent the first half of my professional career producing and writing for television. I'm proud to say that I received a Writers Guild Award and two Emmy Award nominations.
When my friends began asking me to review their children's college essays and coach them on their interview skills, I discovered how much I love teaching.
Now I teach my students what I know so well — how to write compelling stories that people remember.
I cover all aspects of college, transfer, prep school, graduate school, and medical school application essay writing, from brainstorming to completion.
Identification of Each Student's Strengths
I get to know each student. One of the first things I do is to learn about each student's unique qualities and point of view. During a series of fun brainstorming exercises students begin to answer essential questions, including, "What makes me unique?" "What are my strengths?" "What are my interests and values?" and "How do I best convey who I am to the college?"
Correct Topic Choice
Once I understand the student's accomplishments, life experiences, and personal viewpoint, I can guide him or her to the best possible college essay topic and then through a successful writing experience.
I teach my students the storytelling techniques they need to know to create an interesting, compelling, and memorable essay. They learn how to capture and hold a reader's attention, craft interesting sentences, make good word choices, and end strongly.
Not all students work at the same level. Some students may need more help figuring out what makes them unique and special, others may need help organizing their thoughts or choosing the right words. I identify the problem areas so they can craft an excellent essay.
The result is a unique, compelling and well-written essay that represents the student in the best possible light, and one that is sure to be noticed. This is a list of my students' college acceptances.
• Less Family Stress. Parents don't need to be the "essay police." I take on that responsibility.
• Pride of Ownership. The student is always the writer. I never write any part of the essay.
• I Work with You at Any Stage of the Process. If you don't need support through the entire essay, let me know. I assist at any point, whether it's helping to brainstorm a topic, sending comments on a draft, or doing a final proof.
Where Do We Meet?
I work in-person, over the phone, by Skype, Facetime, and email, depending on your location and preference.
I work with students all over the world. International students might be interested in my article, "Writing College Admissions Essays — An International Student's Guide," published by i-studentglobal.
Essay Coaching Fees
• Sessions are billed at an hourly rate. Please contact me for more information.
If you'd like feedback on an essay that's already been written or is nearing completion, consider an Essay Review.
An Essay Review is an excellent choice if:
I'll carefully review your essay for topic choice, content, story-telling ability, structure, grammar, and spelling. My detailed comments will include:
Specific, paragraph-by-paragraph suggestions for ways to improve the essay.
At least 2 pages of returned comments.
One student's dad recently wrote to me: "Thank you very much. This is tremendous feedback, well above and beyond my expectations."
Essay Review Cost:
Up to 650 words: $185. Over 650 words: $225
I'd be delighted to comment on a follow-up draft: $75.
Additional Editing Services
$50. (This is a "light" round of edits, proofreading and polishing for typos, errors in punctuation, grammar choice, etc., and flagging obvious weaknesses)
General Writing Tutoring
For high school and college students who need extra writing help. I also have experience—and enjoy working with— students with learning differences.
Free Essay Consultation
If your son or daughter has written an essay and you're wondering if it needs additional attention, send it to me. I'll let you know if it's headed in the right direction, free of charge. Please note that a free consultation is not an essay review (see above).