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Common Application & Supplemental Essays

“Am I doing this right?”


Your teen may be asking that question on loop, preventing motivation, creativity, and direction.

I help redirect your teen’s energy from anxiety to excitement, helping them stay focused and on-task. 

I work with students to refine their personality and voice on the page

and deliver it with style and panache in highly selective application cycles.

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Summer 2024 College Application Support

Understanding the trends and results of the 2023-24 admission cycle can help applicants better prepare themselves for 2024-25. Starting early, focusing on extracurriculars and personal growth, and crafting compelling essays will significantly  improve a student's chances of success in the current competitive landscape of private college admissions.

Genz leadership development

I work with high school juniors to:

  • Make a preliminary college list

  • Prepare a standout resume and Activity Sheet

  • Review course selection and senior year classes

  • Strategize on who to ask for recommendations 

  • Plan, write, and edit the Common App essay + all supplements

I begin by reviewing all four years of a student's high school experience, including grades, course selection, extracurricular activities, and summer enrichment (jobs, internships, experiences, etc.) to help students identify the subjects and direction of their college essays.


From there, we craft a clear educational narrative and a compelling roadmap for senior year, while drafting the Common Application essay and tackling Supplemental Essays in order of priority (ED, EA, possible EDII, etc.).

Colleges are looking for thought leaders, community organizers, and independent thinkers who are already walking the walk. They want students who are doing and being the best versions of themselves now, students who aren’t waiting for diplomas to make the change they want to see in the world.


I help students conceive and articulate a convincing stance on their learning and their future contributions in the world through meaningful essays that highlight who your teen is - their particular gifts, personality, and ambitions. I make sure that we stay on top of all upcoming deadlines as we complete materials to the highest standard.

Interview training

Interview Training (grades 11-12)

Since 2014, I have taught a year-long Public Speaking course to juniors designed to increase their familiarity and confidence as orators. 

In bespoke one-on-one sessions, we will craft talking points specialized to each school and program while modeling best interview practices. Simulated interviews can be essential in making introverted students feel at ease, while helping ALL students crystalize their thoughts to best convey their enthusiasm for the institution. 


The students I’ve worked with have been accepted to some of the most prestigious universities in the country and abroad, some with substantial merit scholarships. Recent acceptances include:  


  • Amherst

  • Barnard

  • Binghamton

  • Boston College

  • Boston University

  • Brown

  • Bryn Mawr

  • Case Western

  • Columbia

  • Cornell

  • Dartmouth

  • Emerson

  • Georgetown

  • Harvard

  • MIT

  • Northeastern

  • Northwestern

  • NYU

  • St. Andrews (Scotland)

  • UMich

  • UVA

  • UPenn

  • UVM

  • Vanderbilt

  • Villanova

  • WashU

  • Wellesley

  • Wesleyan

  • West Point

  • Williams

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