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The Best college essay Tutors in California

275 CA private college essay tutors / Find the best local college essay tutor in CA

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Jack P.
35/hour

Los Angeles, CA

Northwestern Graduate- Essays, Testing Prep

I recently graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University, where I studied theatre and the humanities. My tutoring specialties are in college essay writing, SAT prep, monologue coaching, English language and literature, and college... read more

35/hour
5.0 (49)
103 hours tutoring
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I recently graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University, where I studied theatre and the humanities. My tutoring specialties are in college essay writing, SAT prep, monologue coaching, English language and literature, and college... read more

Matthew K.
90/hour

Los Angeles, CA

English teacher of six years; academic research for five years

In college, I successfully applied to many fellowship and scholarship programs, and most recently to graduate school at UCLA, so I am well-prepared to help with college essay writing as well. For the past five years, I have worked in... read more

90/hour
5.0 (259)
724 hours tutoring
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In college, I successfully applied to many fellowship and scholarship programs, and most recently to graduate school at UCLA, so I am well-prepared to help with college essay writing as well. For the past five years, I have worked in... read more

Morgan M.
150/hour

Culver City, CA

Experienced Test-Prep and AP History Tutor

I'm an English and History specialist with two years of full-time experience tutoring college admissions tests (ACT and SAT, as well as AP exams) and college essays. Until recently, I worked in Brentwood for a national test-prep... read more

150/hour
5.0 (1063)
3,478 hours tutoring
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I'm an English and History specialist with two years of full-time experience tutoring college admissions tests (ACT and SAT, as well as AP exams) and college essays. Until recently, I worked in Brentwood for a national test-prep... read more

Nick S.
165/hour

Santa Monica, CA

The College Lad - Leading SoCal Writing Coach & Test Expert

My own writing has been published in over a dozen publications and my years of experience writing web copy have taught me how to apply that punchy style to college essays in order to grab a reader's attention. I don't just write... read more

165/hour
5.0 (395)
1,206 hours tutoring
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My own writing has been published in over a dozen publications and my years of experience writing web copy have taught me how to apply that punchy style to college essays in order to grab a reader's attention. I don't just write... read more

Kelly S.
60/hour

Carlsbad, CA

Writer, Filmmaker, Tutor

...types of students at any age. I enjoy being able to help students improve their writing abilities, and I specialize in college essays, proofreading, and story structure. I have over five years of writing experience, including proofreading, essay writing... read more

60/hour
5.0 (2)
7 hours tutoring
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...types of students at any age. I enjoy being able to help students improve their writing abilities, and I specialize in college essays, proofreading, and story structure. I have over five years of writing experience, including proofreading, essay writing... read more

Brett B.
75/hour

Arroyo Grande, CA

College Admissions Essays and Personal Statements

As a high school English and AP Literature teacher, I have helped hundreds of high school students write very effective personal statements, statements that got them into Stanford, Yale, Harvard, the UC system, and in one case, Oxford. When I... read more

75/hour
5.0 (17)
24 hours tutoring
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As a high school English and AP Literature teacher, I have helped hundreds of high school students write very effective personal statements, statements that got them into Stanford, Yale, Harvard, the UC system, and in one case, Oxford. When I... read more

Christine S.
75/hour

Los Angeles, CA

College Essay & Film School Application Tutor

I have years of experience in helping students craft a unique and compelling personal statement for their college application. I also specialize in film school application prep, both undergraduate and graduate programs. I received B.A. degrees in... read more

75/hour
5.0 (41)
228 hours tutoring
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I have years of experience in helping students craft a unique and compelling personal statement for their college application. I also specialize in film school application prep, both undergraduate and graduate programs. I received B.A. degrees in... read more

Shelley L.
50/hour

Santa Monica, CA

Successful College Application Essay Coach

... University of Wisconsin, Yale (early action) and many other wonderful schools. When I work with you on your college application essays, my goal is to help you write attention-getting, authentic and meaningful essays. Ultimately, we are looking ... read more

50/hour
4.9 (291)
1,370 hours tutoring
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... University of Wisconsin, Yale (early action) and many other wonderful schools. When I work with you on your college application essays, my goal is to help you write attention-getting, authentic and meaningful essays. Ultimately, we are looking ... read more

Filza V.
80/hour

Los Angeles, CA

College Essay and Admissions Specialist (emphasis on UC application)

I have done extensive research and work in the college admissions process to see firsthand what top universities look for in their applicants. I have also read over 100 successful college essays and helped students get into colleges of... read more

80/hour
5.0 (31)
97 hours tutoring
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I have done extensive research and work in the college admissions process to see firsthand what top universities look for in their applicants. I have also read over 100 successful college essays and helped students get into colleges of... read more

Devin T.
150/hour

Inglewood, CA

College Writing + Literature Prof with a Decade of Tutoring Experience

... my PhD in English from USC. Nearly the whole time, I supported myself tutoring everything from math to the SAT to college essays. I have worked at other tutoring companies, test prep companies, and colleges. I know all the ins and outs of the tutoring... read more

150/hour
5.0 (46)
199 hours tutoring
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... my PhD in English from USC. Nearly the whole time, I supported myself tutoring everything from math to the SAT to college essays. I have worked at other tutoring companies, test prep companies, and colleges. I know all the ins and outs of the tutoring... read more

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