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Nathan A.

College Application Essay Coach

College Application Essay Coach

$80/hour

  • 122 hours tutoring

About Nathan


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Stressing over college application essays?

Over the past several years, I’ve helped dozens of students write the essays that got them into the colleges of their dreams. These essays can be especially challenging for even the best writers: the stakes are high, and the essays demand writing skills that are different from those taught in most English classes.

As you might imagine, a little bit of coaching can go a long way when it's time to tackle this difficult task.

I can help at any stage...

Stressing over college application essays?

Over the past several years, I’ve helped dozens of students write the essays that got them into the colleges of their dreams. These essays can be especially challenging for even the best writers: the stakes are high, and the essays demand writing skills that are different from those taught in most English classes.

As you might imagine, a little bit of coaching can go a long way when it's time to tackle this difficult task.

I can help at any stage of the writing process, from initial brainstorming to final revisions, and have experience with Common App and Supplemental essays, as well as the UC questions. What I'm *especially* good at is helping a student find the perfect voice to tell a story that reflects their unique personality and perspective on life.


Education

University of California Santa Cruz
Literature
SUNY Buffalo
Masters
SUNY Buffalo
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $80
  • Rate details: For students who want a two-hour brainstorming session, I charge only $100.
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/8/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I've tutored students in college-level writing for 9 years, and been an English professor since 2005. I've also worked as a proofreader for a top international law firm.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I've been teaching college English and writing courses since 2005 and tutoring students in those subjects since 2008.
Literature,

Literature

I've taught literature at the college level since 2005, and have tutored students needing help with this subject since 2008. I have a bachelor's degree in Literature, and my doctoral dissertation deals with American literature and poetry.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I've tutored students in college-level writing for 9 years, and been an English professor since 2005. I've also worked as a proofreader for a top international law firm.
Writing,

Writing

I've taught writing at the college level since 2005, and tutored writing since 2008. I can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming a topic to proofreading and polishing a final draft.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I've been teaching college English and writing courses since 2005 and tutoring students in those subjects since 2008.
Writing,

Writing

I've taught writing at the college level since 2005, and tutored writing since 2008. I can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming a topic to proofreading and polishing a final draft.
Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

I've been teaching college English and writing courses since 2005 and tutoring students in those subjects since 2008.
Writing,

Writing

I've taught writing at the college level since 2005, and tutored writing since 2008. I can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming a topic to proofreading and polishing a final draft.
Reading

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

Since 2017, I've helped students write the essays that have gained them admission to the colleges and graduate schools of their dreams. I can help at any stage in the process, from brainstorming ideas to revising early drafts to proofreading the final draft.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I've taught writing at the college level since 2005, and tutored writing since 2008. I can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming a topic to proofreading and polishing a final draft.
Reading

Test Preparation

College Counseling

College Counseling

Since 2017, I've helped students write the essays that have gained them admission to the colleges and graduate schools of their dreams. I can help at any stage in the process, from brainstorming ideas to revising early drafts to proofreading the final draft.

Ratings and Reviews


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Amazing College Essay Tutor!

Nathan is wonderful! He helped my son tremendously with his college application essays. From the Common App personal statement to the supplemental essays for the Ivies to the safety schools, Nathan provided expert guidance with brainstorming ideas, writing, proofreading, and polishing. He’s a gifted wordsmith! He is smart, kind, sincere and knowledgeable about what colleges are looking for. My son enjoyed working with him and was impressed with his writing guidance and editing skills. We couldn’t have gotten through all of the applications without him! It was truly a blessing to find him when we did, and I wish that we had found him sooner. We highly recommend Nathan!

Kathryn , 10 lessons with Nathan

Great teacher and person

Nathan was a great teacher and mentor throughout my whole college admissions process helping me organize and write meaningful essays that reflect my academic interests and personality. He did a great job of personalizing my essays so that they show how my ambitions match the universities’ opportunities. I recommend Nathan to anyone applying to any level of university because with his help, anyone can get into their dream university.

Rohan, 14 lessons with Nathan

Son really liked

My son was very happy working with Nathan. He helped my son brainstorm for college essay and also helped him review and provided ideas to make stronger. My son was pleased working with him and relayed it was worth the expense.

Suzanne, 2 lessons with Nathan

Efficient, Helpful and kind Tutor

Nathan has helped me in my college essay process by correcting and helping each one. He has helped me to develop a strong word sense and help my essays flow nicely. He is very kind and makes very good use of our time in each session. He has been a great help and I couldn’t have done this process without him.

Betsy, 6 lessons with Nathan

College Essays

Nathan did a great job, really listened provided very good suggestions. Allows you to do the writing but has you think about different options. he also is very personable and seems to enjoy helping

Dave, 4 lessons with Nathan
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Response time: 39 minutes

$80/hour

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Nathan A.

$80/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Nathan

Response time: 39 minutes