Essay Packages

Core Essay Package

The Core Essay Package provides students with unlimited one-on-one guidance for all essays for any four college applications. 

Application Positioning

Admissions officers read applications and envision the contribution a student might make to their college. For insights, they focus on the essays, which represent students' best opportunity to define themselves. 

Positioning starts with far-ranging discussions of a student's interests, accomplishments and goals. We identify a main theme for the personal statement and subsidiary messages to convey in the supplement essays for individual applications, and plan groups of essays that provide self-portrait with depth and breadth.

Common Application Essay

An outstanding Common Application essay is essential to success in admissions to elite universities. To help students set themselves apart, I have a process that includes finding a core personal theme, identifying stories and insights that will convey the message, creating a detailed outline, and writing multiple drafts. For all drafts, I prefer live meetings to written comments; I do not limit to the number of drafts or the amount of time spent on the Common Application essay. Students and I work until we agree that the main essay offers insights not found elsewhere in an application and captures their essence.

Supplement Essays for Four Applications

The college-specific essays, which are commonly known as supplements, complement the personal statement. They detail a student's college goals, important extracurricular activities, and valued community connections. The Core Essay Package includes work on all supplement essays for any four colleges to which a student applies during the admissions cycle. For those four applications, the number of sessions and the amount of time is unlimited. Families seeking guidance on more than four applications may consider The Complete Essay Package.


The deadline for completion of all essays in

the Core Essay Package is November 1, 2021

Complete Essay Package

The Complete Essay Package includes all elements of the Core Essay Package. However, the number of applications is eight. For these eight applications, I provide unlimited guidance for all essays. 

The deadline for completion of all

essays in the Complete Essay

Package is November 1, 2021