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The Best college essay Tutors in Manhattan, NY

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Howard S.
75/hour

Near Manhattan, NY

Adroit Visions of the College That Best Fits You

I have been a college professor for more than forty years and currently teach college English at Hunter College. I taught at NYU for twenty-nine years, from staring in the early seventies until the early nineties. During those years I have been reading college essays and have come to know very well the... read more

75/hour
4.4 (19)
47 hours tutoring
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I have been a college professor for more than forty years and currently teach college English at Hunter College. I taught at NYU for twenty-nine years, from staring in the early seventies until the early nineties. During those years I have been reading college essays and have come to know very well the... read more

Raegan S.
60/hour

Near Manhattan, NY

College Essay Coach and Fulbright Panelist Reader

College Application Essay Coach with CollegePrep360 Master's Degree in Creative Writing Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Panel Reader for US-UK Commission read more

60/hour
5.0 (68)
228 hours tutoring
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College Application Essay Coach with CollegePrep360 Master's Degree in Creative Writing Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Panel Reader for US-UK Commission read more

Sophie G.
120/hour

Near Manhattan, NY

Ivy League Grad to Help with Writing Projects & College App Essays

During my four years at Princeton, I tutored high school students preparing to apply to college. I advised them on putting together a complete application that best displayed their talents. I also did in-depth work with college essays, beginning with brainstorming ideas, coaching them on the writing process, and... read more

120/hour
5.0 (120)
337 hours tutoring
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During my four years at Princeton, I tutored high school students preparing to apply to college. I advised them on putting together a complete application that best displayed their talents. I also did in-depth work with college essays, beginning with brainstorming ideas, coaching them on the writing process, and... read more

Alan J.
245/hour

Near Manhattan, NY

Stanford Grad For College & Med School Applications

I live in L.A. and New York, and often visit London and you're welcome to drive, fly, or swim over if you don't mind my goofy yellow labrador who licks everyone. My sweet spots are: •College Application Essays, Undergraduate Student and Transfer Student Applications •Graduate School Essays... read more

245/hour
5.0 (530)
1,366 hours tutoring
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I live in L.A. and New York, and often visit London and you're welcome to drive, fly, or swim over if you don't mind my goofy yellow labrador who licks everyone. My sweet spots are: •College Application Essays, Undergraduate Student and Transfer Student Applications •Graduate School Essays... read more

Ryan D.
60/hour

Near Manhattan, NY

Columbia University Editor-in-Chief: English, Spanish, and Music!

I’m a junior at Columbia University, with honors from University of Cambridge, studying English & Comparative Literature and Music. I serve as Editor-in-Chief of the nation's oldest college literary magazine (The Columbia Review), and my love of music started when I was 10. Patient, results-driven, and adaptable, I... read more

60/hour
5.0 (17)
35 hours tutoring
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I’m a junior at Columbia University, with honors from University of Cambridge, studying English & Comparative Literature and Music. I serve as Editor-in-Chief of the nation's oldest college literary magazine (The Columbia Review), and my love of music started when I was 10. Patient, results-driven, and adaptable, I... read more

Miguel G.
85/hour

Near Manhattan, NY

AP English Teacher, Harvard Grad, Writing/SAT/College Essay Coach

As an educator, there's no better feeling than witnessing your student go through an "aha" moment during a tutoring session. During these "aha" moments, students realize that hard work does pay off and that they are capable of more than they've previously thought. No matter their starting points or past performance, my... read more

85/hour
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As an educator, there's no better feeling than witnessing your student go through an "aha" moment during a tutoring session. During these "aha" moments, students realize that hard work does pay off and that they are capable of more than they've previously thought. No matter their starting points or past performance, my... read more

Ari F.
125/hour

Near Manhattan, NY

Expert College Essay Help from Seasoned College Essayist

Unsure about your college entrance essay? I help students write winning essays that compel admissions officers to move students from "maybe?" to "accepted!" To briefly explain the process, I start by exploring a student's qualities. Together, we then sort through these qualities... read more

125/hour
5.0 (289)
947 hours tutoring
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Unsure about your college entrance essay? I help students write winning essays that compel admissions officers to move students from "maybe?" to "accepted!" To briefly explain the process, I start by exploring a student's qualities. Together, we then sort through these qualities... read more

Kyle W.
85/hour

Near Manhattan, NY

Free tutoring on Wyzant for kids not able to attend school-contact me.

I am now semi-retired with some time on my hands. I tutor kids in Math, English & Excel and find it very rewarding. I also love working with Test Prep and College Essays. I tutored my own son and daughter, helping them with the ICEE and SHSAT to gain admission to Stuyvesant and Trinity High School, where they... read more

85/hour
5.0 (43)
56 hours tutoring
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I am now semi-retired with some time on my hands. I tutor kids in Math, English & Excel and find it very rewarding. I also love working with Test Prep and College Essays. I tutored my own son and daughter, helping them with the ICEE and SHSAT to gain admission to Stuyvesant and Trinity High School, where they... read more

Ruoheng Z.
40/hour

Near Manhattan, NY

Tutor for High School STEM, SAT Prep, and Essay Writing

In addition to STEM, I am very passionate about writing, and I think that it's unfair that students struggling in writing don't get nearly as much help and attention as those struggling in other easier-to-test subjects like math and reading. Whether it's for the college essay, general applications,... read more

40/hour
5.0 (4)
28 hours tutoring
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In addition to STEM, I am very passionate about writing, and I think that it's unfair that students struggling in writing don't get nearly as much help and attention as those struggling in other easier-to-test subjects like math and reading. Whether it's for the college essay, general applications,... read more

Charlotte G.
60/hour

Near Manhattan, NY

Reading, Writing, SAT/SHSAT Success; Memorable College Essays; Resumes

Students learn how to organize their ideas and write clear, direct, and involving essays, papers, and business communications. i guide students to write memorable college entrance essays, too. I provide test prep and strategies for taking standard tests and tests for admission to elite schools. Finally, I... read more

60/hour
5.0 (57)
128 hours tutoring
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Students learn how to organize their ideas and write clear, direct, and involving essays, papers, and business communications. i guide students to write memorable college entrance essays, too. I provide test prep and strategies for taking standard tests and tests for admission to elite schools. Finally, I... read more

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