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The Best college essay Tutors in Santa Monica, CA

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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)
281 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

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 (787)
2,632 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

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

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

Michael H.
90/hour

PhD in Humanities from Stanford with 7+ years coaching college essays

...applications, and I have also conducted extensive online research into how the most popular schools in the US appraise college application essays.... read more

90/hour
5.0 (2)
7 hours tutoring
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...applications, and I have also conducted extensive online research into how the most popular schools in the US appraise college application essays.... read more

Mel P.
90/hour

Patient UC Berkeley Grad Tutors in WRITING LITERARY & ACADEMIC ESSAYS

Great knowledge and experience with literature, high school English, college English, essay research and formatting. Guide students to strengthen various historical, academic creative, and college admissions essays. read more

90/hour
4.9 (86)
257 hours tutoring
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Great knowledge and experience with literature, high school English, college English, essay research and formatting. Guide students to strengthen various historical, academic creative, and college admissions essays. read more

Evan W.
95/hour

Personal Statement / College Essay Professional, Short Answers Too

I have experience writing college essays, completing college applications and advising students on what tests are recommended for what schools. I have experience in California submitting to state schools, the UC system and the common app. I... read more

95/hour
4.9 (957)
3,710 hours tutoring
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I have experience writing college essays, completing college applications and advising students on what tests are recommended for what schools. I have experience in California submitting to state schools, the UC system and the common app. I... read more

Carolyn K.
100/hour

College Application & Essay Specialist Helps You Stand Out from Crowd

I provide expert college counseling and feedback on application essays. Schools that my clients have been admitted to include Cornell, M.I.T., Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, Washington University in St. Louis, UC... read more

100/hour
5.0 (380)
1,185 hours tutoring
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I provide expert college counseling and feedback on application essays. Schools that my clients have been admitted to include Cornell, M.I.T., Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, Washington University in St. Louis, UC... read more

Chris J.
55/hour

Experienced Writer -- College Essays, Test Prep, General Writing

I have been writing for over 20 years -- mostly marketing and promotion for entertainment/healthcare. Here, you must grab the readers attention quickly, and every word counts. High school writing is no different. And it's a skill that can be... read more

55/hour
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I have been writing for over 20 years -- mostly marketing and promotion for entertainment/healthcare. Here, you must grab the readers attention quickly, and every word counts. High school writing is no different. And it's a skill that can be... read more

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