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Alexandra W.
60/hour

Ridgewood, NY

Experienced 12th Grade Teacher Who Reads College Essays + Writes Recs.

As a full time 12th grade Social Studies teacher, I have spent much time with Seniors reviewing college applications, essays, supplements, etc. I have also written over 35 college letters of recommendation for a variety of students... read more

60/hour
5.0 (162)
335 hours tutoring
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As a full time 12th grade Social Studies teacher, I have spent much time with Seniors reviewing college applications, essays, supplements, etc. I have also written over 35 college letters of recommendation for a variety of students... read more

Susan P.
70/hour

Brooklyn, NY

Math Teacher who also knows how to write

I am a licensed English teacher and graduate of Oberlin College, with a major in English Literature. I have worked for many years in a tutoring capacity with high school students on college essays and on essays for other classes. In... read more

70/hour
5.0 (495)
1,591 hours tutoring
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I am a licensed English teacher and graduate of Oberlin College, with a major in English Literature. I have worked for many years in a tutoring capacity with high school students on college essays and on essays for other classes. In... read more

Andrea C.
115/hour

Huntington, NY

Maximize Your Chances of Admission to Your Dream Colleges!

Why should I mentor your precious, one-of-a-kind teenager through the college admissions process? 92% of my college essay clients gained admission to “top 50” colleges, including top 10 universities. 100% of my students’ personal... read more

115/hour
5.0 (604)
2,061 hours tutoring
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Why should I mentor your precious, one-of-a-kind teenager through the college admissions process? 92% of my college essay clients gained admission to “top 50” colleges, including top 10 universities. 100% of my students’ personal... read more

McKenzie A.
80/hour

Brooklyn, NY

Stanford Graduate

...Princeton University, Georgetown University, Pomona, etc. During and after high school, I mentored multiple students on college essay writing and how to ace the SATs, and have even had one of my mentees be accepted to Dartmouth and Yale University. I... read more

80/hour
5.0 (67)
218 hours tutoring
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...Princeton University, Georgetown University, Pomona, etc. During and after high school, I mentored multiple students on college essay writing and how to ace the SATs, and have even had one of my mentees be accepted to Dartmouth and Yale University. I... read more

Jonathan K.
450/hour

New York, NY

Mentor for College Application Essays

70% of my tutoring work is helping students with college application essays. I have been accepted as a mentor by the Fulbright Commission to work with extremely promising college applicants to help them in applying to top-tier... read more

450/hour
5.0 (1228)
3,101 hours tutoring
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70% of my tutoring work is helping students with college application essays. I have been accepted as a mentor by the Fulbright Commission to work with extremely promising college applicants to help them in applying to top-tier... read more

Olya T.
250/hour

New York, NY

High Level College Counseling: College & Transfer Essays, Med School

I have helped my students choose colleges, boost their scores to meet their target, and to craft and fine-tune successful college essays/personal statements and applications. I am very knowledgeable about the format of the applications... read more

250/hour
5.0 (909)
1,832 hours tutoring
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I have helped my students choose colleges, boost their scores to meet their target, and to craft and fine-tune successful college essays/personal statements and applications. I am very knowledgeable about the format of the applications... read more

Emily F.
59/hour

Brooklyn, NY

Georgetown Grad Offering Essay Help for College Applications

I work with high school and college students on essays of all kinds, for English classes and applications, and my goal is always to teach them transferable writing skills in addition to the academic or application support I provide.... read more

59/hour
5.0 (49)
218 hours tutoring
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I work with high school and college students on essays of all kinds, for English classes and applications, and my goal is always to teach them transferable writing skills in addition to the academic or application support I provide.... read more

Raegan S.
80/hour

Brooklyn, NY

US College App and Scholarship Essay Coach

I have three years' experience coaching college essays and have helped students successfully apply to Brown, Dartmouth, NYU, Columbia, USC, UCLA, Wake Forest, Sarah Lawrence and more, at undergraduate and graduate levels. I am also... read more

80/hour
5.0 (113)
353 hours tutoring
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I have three years' experience coaching college essays and have helped students successfully apply to Brown, Dartmouth, NYU, Columbia, USC, UCLA, Wake Forest, Sarah Lawrence and more, at undergraduate and graduate levels. I am also... read more

Ellen B.
80/hour

Woodmere, NY

Successful grant writer available for editing and proofreading

I will help you write that engaging response to get your great ideas become action projects. I will also help the struggling writer begin their college essay and inspire you to write an inspiring essay about your best qualities. read more

80/hour
5.0 (2)
3 hours tutoring
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I will help you write that engaging response to get your great ideas become action projects. I will also help the struggling writer begin their college essay and inspire you to write an inspiring essay about your best qualities. read more

Nick W.
95/hour

New York, NY

Application Essay Expert

...essays for college applications. I know how important it is to capture that elusive quality, “voice,” particularly for college essays, and how to strike the right balance between polish and personality. ... read more

95/hour
5.0 (2)
5 hours tutoring
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...essays for college applications. I know how important it is to capture that elusive quality, “voice,” particularly for college essays, and how to strike the right balance between polish and personality. ... read more

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