Essays

The College Essays are a vital part of the college application. Essays provide the opportunity for the admissions committee to distinguish one student from another. Due to the personal nature of the essays and the fact that they require self-understanding and self-reflection, essays can turn into a challenge.  Some students freeze when thinking about how to get started.  Others write without prompting but need assistance with fine-tuning the final draft.  Still others fall somewhere in between – off to a good start but stuck somewhere in the middle or in need of reassurance on the topic and message.


 The essay services I offer include:

  • Organizing Essays by College and Due Date

  • Brainstorming topics for the Common Application Personal Statement or Main College Essay

  • Working with the student to edit the Personal Statement

  • Working with the student to edit the Supplemental Essays

Essay Service Option 1:  Organizing Essays by College and Due Date

For the student who is applying to many colleges and has many essays to write – One of the challenges of the college essays is the sheer number of essays that need to be written.  Many students feel overwhelmed by the task.  I help organize the essays by school and due date, making an often overwhelming task manageable. Book one hour of essay time for this - in person (preferred) or virtual.

Essay Service Option 2:  Brainstorming Topics for the Common Application Personal Statement and/or Supplemental Essays

For the student who just can’t get started – EDNavigators meets with the student to help identify personal interests, character and values that might lead to the perfect essay.  Through the brainstorming and rough draft of the college essay students better understand themselves and what makes them unique. Book one hour of essay time for this - in person (preferred) or virtual.

Essay Service Option 3:  Editing and Revising the Personal Statement and/or Supplemental Essays

For the student who has already written the essay – has chosen the theme/message but needs grammar, structure and overall message review. Book one hour of essay time for this- in person (preferred) or virtual. Beyond the first meeting, the student can continue to meet with me in person or we can correspond through email for which my editing time will be billed at my hourly rate.

EDNavigators meets with students in person, over the phone or via Join.me.  Essay drafts and revisions are shared through GoogleDrive and EssayDog.

Counselor's independent editing time will be billed hourly.

Essay hours whether in person or independent edit time is billed at $105/hour.