Private tutoring for the College Application Essay

*Please note that we are only offering this service to our SAT/ACT families due to limited slots in June and July 2024.

Given the rising costs of higher education, the record numbers of college applicants, and the decrease in scholarships awarded, 202 graduates need to differentiate themselves in the college application process. With some colleges still offering test-optional admission, the essay can be the single best way for high school seniors to reveal themselves as individuals to prospective colleges. 

With Test Preps, students will learn how to write a polished essay highlighting their passions, character, and convictions and demonstrating how they can positively contribute to a college community. Our private Essay tutoring is a combination of Zoom sessions to learn the nuances of college essay writing, craft a personalized essay, and then conference and edit drafts via email to finish a stand-out essay in under two weeks.

Here’s a look at what students can expect:

  • Brainstorm – your experiences, your story, your values! What makes you stand out from the crowd?
  • Examine sample essays to learn about what has worked for others
  • Review the Do’s and Don’ts of writing application essays
  • Discuss the Common Application essay prompts – which one tells your story?
  • Conference with the instructor for writing assistance, motivational support, and to help you find your voice!
  • Revise to enhance content and edit to correct grammar/punctuation using Google Docs

Upon completing their tutoring, students will have written a polished essay highlighting their passions, character, and convictions and demonstrating how they will positively contribute to any college community.

Homework expectations:

Students will need to complete approximately 2 hours of reading and writing several days a week with a minimum of 3 online essay submissions using Gmail/Google Docs. Timely response to emails from the tutor is crucial. Students will need to check and respond to emails daily.

Materials:

Students will need to purchase College Essay Essentials by Ethan Sawyer before the first class to complete homework that gets them thinking about how they are unique!  ($10 on Amazon or purchase at Barnes and Noble store)

Our college essay curriculum will be emailed to all students to be printed at home (15 pages). Students must have a Gmail account set up prior to the first class.

Fee: Private essay tutoring costs $100 per hour for Zoom sessions and tutor editing time. Plan for about 5 hours of tutoring time to complete the college essay from start to finish. Full payment is required before starting.

 

Test Preps Families: Contact Us today to plan your college essay tutoring in June or July

before the Common Application opens on August 1st!

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