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The Best college essay Tutors in California

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Robert R.
75/hour

Professional Screenwriter available as writing tutor

...about how to improve the final product. From homework assignments to college essays, I would like to work with you. I assisted my own kids with their college entrance essays and both received scholarships to major schools. ... read more

75/hour
5.0 (98)
208 hours tutoring
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...about how to improve the final product. From homework assignments to college essays, I would like to work with you. I assisted my own kids with their college entrance essays and both received scholarships to major schools. ... read more

Kevin C.
85/hour

UCLA English Ph.D. / College Essay/ SAT and ACT/ Math Too!

Hello! My name is Kevin. I earned my Ph.D. in English from UCLA, and I have worked as a tutor since 2012. I specialize in academic tutoring and admissions tests for Grades 6-8; standardized tests and the college personal statement for Grades... read more

85/hour
4.8 (67)
283 hours tutoring
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Hello! My name is Kevin. I earned my Ph.D. in English from UCLA, and I have worked as a tutor since 2012. I specialize in academic tutoring and admissions tests for Grades 6-8; standardized tests and the college personal statement for Grades... read more

Shelley L.
75/hour

Winning College Essay Coaching, Screenwriting, Interview Prep

I've taught Advanced Screenwriting at USC, Business and Personal Writing at DeVry University, high school English, and Public Speaking and Acting for adults. I lead college essay writing workshops as well as memoir writing workshops.... read more

75/hour
4.9 (168)
887 hours tutoring
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I've taught Advanced Screenwriting at USC, Business and Personal Writing at DeVry University, high school English, and Public Speaking and Acting for adults. I lead college essay writing workshops as well as memoir writing workshops.... read more

Grant S.
75/hour

Experienced Writing Instructor Specializing in College Essays

... I earned my B.A. in history and global studies from the College of William & Mary, and I have been tutoring college students on essay writing since 2014. My career as an instructor began as a volunteer teacher at a library. I loved read more

75/hour
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... I earned my B.A. in history and global studies from the College of William & Mary, and I have been tutoring college students on essay writing since 2014. My career as an instructor began as a volunteer teacher at a library. I loved read more

Morgan M.
130/hour

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

130/hour
5.0 (788)
2,651 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

Mary S.
35/hour

English Tutor with 15+ Years Experience

My grammar expertise has also proven useful in proofreading and editing. I am happy to teach concepts or work with a student on a specific paper or assignment including college essays and resumes. read more

35/hour
5.0 (95)
190 hours tutoring
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My grammar expertise has also proven useful in proofreading and editing. I am happy to teach concepts or work with a student on a specific paper or assignment including college essays and resumes. read more

Christine S.
75/hour

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 (28)
141 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

Conrad A.
39/hour

Writing & Speaking Coach; College Essay Guru

Conrad is a professional writer, lecturer, and educator. Over the last 25 years, Conrad has assisted a number of clients with varying skills and educational levels, from college students to corporate executives; this includes proofreading and... read more

39/hour
5.0 (12)
22 hours tutoring
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Conrad is a professional writer, lecturer, and educator. Over the last 25 years, Conrad has assisted a number of clients with varying skills and educational levels, from college students to corporate executives; this includes proofreading and... read more

Wyatt B.
75/hour

Stanford University B.A. English -- College Essay + Writing Help

I have a B.A. in English Literature from Stanford University. I am a Professional writer based in Los Angeles with more than five years of experience tutoring English (AP, SAT, ACT, General). read more

75/hour
5.0 (11)
20 hours tutoring
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I have a B.A. in English Literature from Stanford University. I am a Professional writer based in Los Angeles with more than five years of experience tutoring English (AP, SAT, ACT, General). read more

Mori E.
50/hour

Northwestern Grad College Essay Specialist and Writing Tutor

My name is Mori, and I have more than 10 years of experience tutoring middle school, high school, and college students across various abilities and disciplines. My specialty is college admissions essays. For the last four years, I... read more

50/hour
5.0 (2)
3 hours tutoring
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My name is Mori, and I have more than 10 years of experience tutoring middle school, high school, and college students across various abilities and disciplines. My specialty is college admissions essays. For the last four years, I... read more

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