No cookie cutter approaches.

I assess a student's strengths and weaknesses and tailor our sessions to meet those needs.

Communication with parents.

You'll know how your student is doing every step of the way.

Writing skills for a lifetime.

The writing skills your student learns last for more than an essay,  they last for a lifetime.


Professional Perspective

Two of the toughest questions college applicants need to answer are "What makes me unique?" and "What do I have to offer your school?" I take an objective look at a student's accomplishments and interests, and help you find those answers.

Smoother Process
Tensions can flare when parents become the Essay Police. I help you make the process smoother and the deadlines achievable.

Superior Follow-Through
I provide structure, establish workable deadlines, and facilitate time management. I'm highly accessible when questions or problems arise.

Access to Professional Resources
I keep in touch with college admissions counselors and pass on their experience and advice to you.

Frequent Updates

I provide an email update to parents after meetings, detailing the student's progress. Clarity and communication are important

Location isn't an issue. When we can't meet in person we'll set up a time for a phone call or correspond via email or video.  (Skype, Google Hangouts, FaceTime). The detailed feedback and suggestions are easy to follow.

Individual Attention
Every student works at his or her own level and pace. I assess a student's strengths and weaknesses and tailor our sessions to address individual needs.

Student Ownership

The essay is the student's work, written in the student's voice.  I guide the process from brainstorming through refining ideas and then through  drafts to a final polish. Together, we identify  the student's best qualities and important experiences and  then choose a format, story and structure to best illustrate those values, ideas and perspective. 

Award-Winning Expertise
I combine my professional, award-winning writing skills with over ten years' understanding of the college essay process to guide each student to their best possible essays.


Individual Attention, Tailored to Your Needs

Sharon Epstein
​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.

contact: +1 203-938-9199

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