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Anna L.

College and Prep School Essay Writing Coach, Northwestern/Exeter Grad

College and Prep School Essay Writing Coach, Northwestern/Exeter Grad

$100/hour

  • 407 hours tutoring

About Anna


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For 7 years now, I've been a leading college and prep school application coach in Chicago, providing services in college essay writing, test prep, and counseling. I graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University and am an alumna of Phillips Exeter Academy.

I've tutored some of America's brightest young students and coached application essay writing and test prep strategy to parents and students all over the Chicagoland area. Year in and year out, my students earn admission to...

For 7 years now, I've been a leading college and prep school application coach in Chicago, providing services in college essay writing, test prep, and counseling. I graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University and am an alumna of Phillips Exeter Academy.

I've tutored some of America's brightest young students and coached application essay writing and test prep strategy to parents and students all over the Chicagoland area. Year in and year out, my students earn admission to virtually every Ivy League school – Harvard, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, Penn, Columbia, Cornell – as well as the elite prep schools such as Exeter and Andover.

As a top graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, I authored a boarding school application guidebook and today, coach students on all aspects of the application process. I am the tutor of choice for students who are committed to getting into their dream school.

In addition to helping with applications, I also provide prep school and college counseling to students to help them better understand where they'd best be able to thrive. I'm able to use my own experiences as a prep school and elite university graduate to help students decide which programs and schools match their unique personalities, interests, and drives.

I have helped hundreds of students perfect straightforward, practical techniques for improving their writing. From my years of experience, I know that admissions is a game won by those who know the rules. Thankfully, I am here to teach you those rules and how to use them to your advantage. With my help, anyone can do it.

Looking forward to getting started!


Education

Northwestern University
English, Film and Philosophy

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Art

Film,

Film

I was awarded the top student essay multiple years in a row at Northwestern's acclaimed film department and have since TA'ed many undergrad classes. I can help all levels of students with any sort of writing assignment related to film or film theory. Currently, I am the cofounder and chief editor of a publication and community focused on covering films from Asia and the Asian diaspora.
Art History

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

As a journalist, I have had years of experience editing pieces effectively and quickly. The rules for correct grammar, structure, and tone are second nature to me. I have founded a number of recognized literary and film magazines in my life and today, operate as editor and chief for Subtitle Magazine. I have special insight when it comes to helping students edit their application essays or papers for school and can guarantee you a more polished piece of writing after working with me. Contact me if you need any help editing, organizing, proofreading, or brainstorming for your essay. I can help your best ideas find their best expression. Can't wait to get started!

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

Literature,

Literature

My love of writing blossomed as a student at Phillips Exeter Academy where I honed the art of the personal narrative. In an English class at Exeter, all of the intensive focus in writing was aimed at the personal narrative. After finding my voice as a writer, I went on to have many of my pieces published in literary magazine and eventually co-founded one of my own. As an English and Philosophy major at Northwestern, I excelled at both analytic academic writing and essay writing and was recognized multiple times for being the best literature undergrad student. I graduated top of my class and will soon be starting my PhD in Anthropology at Harvard. Contact me for any English or Literature class needs as I am a master at literary analysis and can help you craft a persuasive and creative analytic paper in no time. Please also reach out if you need any help with creative writing assignments – from from poetry to prose – personal statements, application essays, or personal narratives.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a journalist, I have had years of experience editing pieces effectively and quickly. The rules for correct grammar, structure, and tone are second nature to me. I have founded a number of recognized literary and film magazines in my life and today, operate as editor and chief for Subtitle Magazine. I have special insight when it comes to helping students edit their application essays or papers for school and can guarantee you a more polished piece of writing after working with me. Contact me if you need any help editing, organizing, proofreading, or brainstorming for your essay. I can help your best ideas find their best expression. Can't wait to get started!
Writing,

Writing

I guide students in crafting absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that consistently amaze admissions committees. Every year, my students gain admission to the top universities and prep schools. I ensure that the message conveyed in any essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, organization, and grammar are impeccable. As a graduate of Northwestern University and Phillips Exeter Academy, I've developed a unique insight into the admissions process at highly competitive schools. I understand that the secret to successful college and prep school applications isn't just an impressive list of accomplishments, but also making the committee feel like they have gotten to know you deeply as a person. Contact me for help with any aspect of the college and prep school admissions process.
ACT English, English, Vocabulary

History

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I majored in Philosophy at northwestern
American History, Art History, European History, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Taught algebra 1 for more than 3 years.
Writing,

Writing

I guide students in crafting absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that consistently amaze admissions committees. Every year, my students gain admission to the top universities and prep schools. I ensure that the message conveyed in any essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, organization, and grammar are impeccable. As a graduate of Northwestern University and Phillips Exeter Academy, I've developed a unique insight into the admissions process at highly competitive schools. I understand that the secret to successful college and prep school applications isn't just an impressive list of accomplishments, but also making the committee feel like they have gotten to know you deeply as a person. Contact me for help with any aspect of the college and prep school admissions process.
Biology, English, Geometry, SAT Math

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Taught algebra 1 for more than 3 years.
ACT Math, Geometry, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Taught algebra 1 for more than 3 years.
Writing,

Writing

I guide students in crafting absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that consistently amaze admissions committees. Every year, my students gain admission to the top universities and prep schools. I ensure that the message conveyed in any essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, organization, and grammar are impeccable. As a graduate of Northwestern University and Phillips Exeter Academy, I've developed a unique insight into the admissions process at highly competitive schools. I understand that the secret to successful college and prep school applications isn't just an impressive list of accomplishments, but also making the committee feel like they have gotten to know you deeply as a person. Contact me for help with any aspect of the college and prep school admissions process.
Biology, English, Geometry

Other

Philosophy

Philosophy

I majored in Philosophy at northwestern

Science

Philosophy,

Philosophy

I majored in Philosophy at northwestern
Biology, Ecology, Psychology

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Taught algebra 1 for more than 3 years.
Writing,

Writing

I guide students in crafting absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that consistently amaze admissions committees. Every year, my students gain admission to the top universities and prep schools. I ensure that the message conveyed in any essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, organization, and grammar are impeccable. As a graduate of Northwestern University and Phillips Exeter Academy, I've developed a unique insight into the admissions process at highly competitive schools. I understand that the secret to successful college and prep school applications isn't just an impressive list of accomplishments, but also making the committee feel like they have gotten to know you deeply as a person. Contact me for help with any aspect of the college and prep school admissions process.
Biology, Geometry, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SSAT,

SSAT

For over ten years, I have coached hundreds of students on how to master the SSAT. When I was a high school applicant, I scored in the 99th percentile and was then able to go on to my dream school, Phillips Exeter Academy. I know how daunting the SSAT may feel, but - like I tell all my students - this test is completely learnable. Any student is capable of getting a perfect score, you just have to learn the test. And it is completely within reach. Let's get started!
ACT English, ACT Math, SAT Math

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Very knowledgeable tutor. Sharp writer.

My daughter had her first session with Anna. She was very happy that we have found Anna as her essay instructor/editor. Anna is very clear with what improvements need to be made to make the essay stronger. She not only pointed out parts that can be more specific but also provide great suggestions about what kind of details could be added. Anna also helped us brainstorm topics and we valued her judgement because she is very intelligent, knowledgeable and clearly knows what she is doing. As my daughter is getting ready to apply for college in the fall, we will be sure to continue counting on Anna's sage advice and guidance for college applications.

WENDY, 2 lessons with Anna

Great For College Essays!

Anna did a great job with reviewing my daughter's college essays. She said she was very good at helping her come up with ideas and making sure she was answering the prompt. We used her for a lot of top colleges. We also were thankful for her flexibility in scheduling as she was available for several last minute sessions. Highly recommend!

Quincy, 4 lessons with Anna

Creative and resourceful editor

Anna has been helping me review my application essays to very prestigious universities. She helps me create a structure, come up with ideas, and word out my thoughts in an eloquent manner. I am very grateful for the time and effort she devotes to the essays, and I recommend anyone who needs an essay editor to book a lesson with her.

Salvador, 10 lessons with Anna

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

From Anna I learn a lot she very patient and kind. clear to understand what she says . I wil recommend her for other am happy having hervery helpful tutor, , Thankyou so much

Berhanu, 2 lessons with Anna

Experienced and engaging tutor

Anna has helped my 7th grader begin to develop and hone formal writing skills in literary, historical, and philosophical analysis. She has helped him learn to construct arguments systematically as well as to write fluidly. She has inspired his interest and engagement in the process of drafting, reviewing, revising, and finalizing his work. We are looking forward to her continued support in the development of his writing skills across all subjects.

reshma, 19 lessons with Anna

Great Tutor!

Anna is great! She is engaging and her strategies and methodology make sense to my daughter, who was struggling with some of the concepts on the SSAT. Thank you!

Holly, 11 lessons with Anna

Very knowledgeable and professional

Anna helped me tremendously in forming a professional graduate school admissions essay. I look forward to working with her again!

Ju Won , 1 lesson with Anna

Great college essay help!

Anna was a great help for my daughter. She jumped in last minute, few days before submission, went into some discussion sessions, gave some personalized suggestions and helped her edit her college admission essay to perfection. Anna was friendly, easy to talk to and willing to help even when the time was tight. Highly recommended.

Nihal, 4 lessons with Anna

So encouraging. So helpful.

I received advice from Anna that I’ve never been able to receive from anyone else. When most people tell me to “be realistic” in my college journey, making me lose confident in myself even more than I already am, Anna encourages me to shoot for the stars. After talking to her, I gained so much more confidence. She knows what she’s doing. Working with her, even if I don’t reach the stars, I’m sure I will at least land on the moon. She is so sweet, so helpful, so personal, so understanding. No one will regret making an appointment with her.

Anna, 5 lessons with Anna
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$100/hour

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Anna L.

$100/hour

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Response time: 10 hours