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Experienced College Essay Coach with UCLA PhD in English
Gabriel M.

525 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $125

Response time: 44 minutes

Gabriel M.'s Photo

Experienced College Essay Coach with UCLA PhD in English
Experienced College Essay Coach with UCLA PhD in English
Gabriel M.

525 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

525 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Gabriel


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The essays are a crucial part of the application process. Working with a strong coach can make a huge impact on your ability to reach the college of your dreams.

I hold an MA and PhD in English Literature from UCLA, where I taught for nearly a decade, working with a diverse range of students. My own writing has been published in academic and literary journals, and I have delivered lectures both stateside and abroad. In recent years, I have used my extensive professional training, and...

The essays are a crucial part of the application process. Working with a strong coach can make a huge impact on your ability to reach the college of your dreams.

I hold an MA and PhD in English Literature from UCLA, where I taught for nearly a decade, working with a diverse range of students. My own writing has been published in academic and literary journals, and I have delivered lectures both stateside and abroad. In recent years, I have used my extensive professional training, and passion for working with students, to help applicants craft extraordinary essays and reach the colleges of their dreams. Students with whom I've worked have gained entrance to Stanford, Yale, Cornell, NYU, Berkeley, UCLA, MIT, Williams, U Chicago, and a range of other top colleges and universities. I am currently part of the College Essay Guy team, where we work to create content and guide students. I have also helped applicants gain admission to top medical schools, business programs, nursing schools, and doctoral and professional programs.

Whether brainstorming, outlining, writing, editing, or perfecting, I can offer guidance at any phase of the process. I approach my work with both results-driven focus and a sense of enjoyment and humor, and creating a collaborative relationship with applicants is one of the best parts of my job. When all is said and done, the college essay process can also be a wonderful opportunity to tell your story and express the completely unique, original, and extraordinary person you are and all that you have achieved. These are also the types of essays that get you into top schools. I want to help you get there.

Ultimately, we will make your essay stand out from those of other applicants. In addition to application essays, I can also help provide guidance, feedback, and editing on expository essays for English, Writing, and other classes.

I very much look forward to working with you!


Education

Reed College
English - Phi Beta Kappa
UCLA
PhD
UCLA
Masters

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I hold a PhD in English literature from UCLA. I have numerous years of teaching experience at the college level, and am also highly comfortable working with high-school students. I can help with formulating ideas, building arguments, structuring and organizing the essay, and editing.
Writing,

Writing

I hold a PhD in English literature from UCLA. I have numerous years of teaching experience at the college level, and am also highly comfortable working with high-school students. I can help with formulating ideas, building arguments, structuring and organizing the essay, and editing.
Literature, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Classics

Classics

I hold a PhD in English, and have a broad range of knowledge concerning English and European classics.

Homeschool

English,

English

I hold a PhD in English literature from UCLA. I have numerous years of teaching experience at the college level, and am also highly comfortable working with high-school students. I can help with formulating ideas, building arguments, structuring and organizing the essay, and editing.
Writing

Writing

I hold a PhD in English literature from UCLA. I have numerous years of teaching experience at the college level, and am also highly comfortable working with high-school students. I can help with formulating ideas, building arguments, structuring and organizing the essay, and editing.

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English,

English

I hold a PhD in English literature from UCLA. I have numerous years of teaching experience at the college level, and am also highly comfortable working with high-school students. I can help with formulating ideas, building arguments, structuring and organizing the essay, and editing.
Writing

Writing

I hold a PhD in English literature from UCLA. I have numerous years of teaching experience at the college level, and am also highly comfortable working with high-school students. I can help with formulating ideas, building arguments, structuring and organizing the essay, and editing.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

As a PhD in English who spent nearly a decade teaching at UCLA, I have developed deep professional skills in helping students excel at college essay writing. My background as a writer and professor also gives me insights into what admissions committees are looking for in college essays. I am currently an in-house coach for College Essay Guy, and I offer independent coaching through Wyzant. My clients have gained admission to a wide range of highly-selective colleges and universities, including Stanford, Yale, Berkeley, NYU, MIT, and many, many others. Ultimately, I help students craft outstanding essays that stand out from those of other applicants.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I hold a PhD in English literature from UCLA. I have numerous years of teaching experience at the college level, and am also highly comfortable working with high-school students. I can help with formulating ideas, building arguments, structuring and organizing the essay, and editing.

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

As a PhD in English who spent nearly a decade teaching at UCLA, I have developed deep professional skills in helping students excel at college essay writing. My background as a writer and professor also gives me insights into what admissions committees are looking for in college essays. I am currently an in-house coach for College Essay Guy, and I offer independent coaching through Wyzant. My clients have gained admission to a wide range of highly-selective colleges and universities, including Stanford, Yale, Berkeley, NYU, MIT, and many, many others. Ultimately, I help students craft outstanding essays that stand out from those of other applicants.
SAT Writing

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Couldn't have done it without him! Super flexible and knowledgeable tutor.

College essays were by far one of the most daunting feats I've ever had to overcome so far, but Gabriel made my time formulating and organizing my essays so much easier. The feedback and advice I received throughout my time with Gabriel helped me develop ideas into well-composed essays. Despite living 3 hours ahead of Gabriel, he was always willing to accommodate me into his schedule even if I asked to book last minute. Overall 10/10 tutor!

Arjun, 12 lessons with Gabriel

Best ever!

Gabriel is the BEST essay editor! He is very knowledgeable patient, thorough, flexible, helps u think out of box and brings out the best writing skills in you without wasting a minute of your time. So glad to have found him. If u are in need of any writing help look no further. Thank you Gabriel!

Indy, 8 lessons with Gabriel

Organized and resourceful tutor

Gabriel helped my son with his college essay. Although we contacted him at the last minute, he did his best to make time for my son. He was very well organized and prompt. My son said that he was encouraging and supportive. We strongly recommend Gabriel!

Yoonjeong, 5 lessons with Gabriel

Would definitely recommend!

Gabriel reached out to help me with my 5+ graduate applications for master’s in architecture and I could not be more satisfied with the outcome. After a zoom call to debrief on my first prompt, the writing process became much more streamlined thereafter. It worked out well as he would edit an essay on Google docs while I worked on a newer prompt. With around a month until the submission dates and the holidays around the corner, I am constantly surprised by his turnaround time, no more than three days I believe!

Qin, 4 lessons with Gabriel

Genuine and Great!

Gabriel is really helpful in explaining and attaching method to meaning. Gabriel helped me by adjusting my essay for Admission Officers. He offered various techniques as well as being available outside class for questions.

Krish, 2 lessons with Gabriel

Always thorough and happy to help!

Gabriel is always thorough with his edits and responds quickly. His help is much appreciated! We highly recommend his services

Casey, 8 lessons with Gabriel

FIVE STAR TUTOR!

As a senior in high school, I worked with Gabriel for a few lessons, applying for undergraduate college admission. He has been of immense help with producing compelling final drafts for college essay submissions. He has helped answer all my concerns and is very detailed, working line by line on my PIQs. Even better, he can schedule late-minute sessions! Like on the day of my deadline! Though the college application may feel extremely daunting, I am extremely grateful for Gabriel's support:)

Amy, 4 lessons with Gabriel

Very helpful and informative!

Gabriel M. has been extremely helpful with facilitating key ideas that have been crucial to writing my college essays. He is always open to student generated ideas and gives the most honest and thorough feedback. Additionally, he is consistent from lesson to lesson, always making sure you spend the allotted lesson time in the most meaningful way possible. Overall, I am very grateful to have Gabriel helping me through this process, and he makes my time spent the most effective it could possibly be, as well as giving knowledgeable insight that ultimately leave me feeling inspired and motivated!

Karolyn , 30 lessons with Gabriel

Excellent college essay tutor, full-throated endorsement!

Gabriel’s approach is patient and reassuring. He is respectfully honest in his assessment of my essays and is helping me build a portfolio of quality work. For those applications that required multiple essays he helped balance the content and my voice so that admissions officers could clearly hear me speaking through my words. Gabriel was very accommodating with this schedule, going at my pace without introducing pressure. From my parents: “Our primary concern about the college admissions essay process was not the content, but supporting our son in telling his story in a compelling manner. Gabe was exactly what we needed and now feel comfortable that whatever the outcome of the college process, our son will be effective in telling his story.”

Grant, 7 lessons with Gabriel
Hourly Rate: $125
Response time: 44 minutes
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