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Barbara L.

College Applications Consultant - Essay writing specialist

College Applications Consultant - Essay writing specialist

$65/hour

  • 73 hours tutoring

About Barbara


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I am a high school teacher who entered college consulting because writing your college essay should be joyful! Sometimes one of the biggest obstacles to writing is simply coming up with an idea that you're excited to run with. I LOVE the process of getting to know candidates and helping them devise clever ways to present themselves to admissions teams. After teaching writing in my History, English, Spanish, French, and SAT classes for the last 15 years, I have gotten pretty good at guiding...

I am a high school teacher who entered college consulting because writing your college essay should be joyful! Sometimes one of the biggest obstacles to writing is simply coming up with an idea that you're excited to run with. I LOVE the process of getting to know candidates and helping them devise clever ways to present themselves to admissions teams. After teaching writing in my History, English, Spanish, French, and SAT classes for the last 15 years, I have gotten pretty good at guiding students to sift through their interests and experiences and find the ones that are ripe for sharing. I am also well aware that the college essay is possibly the most important piece of writing you'll ever create!

Since the stakes are high, I prefer to take a little extra time to get to know you and explore the specifics of your passions, values, experiences, and intellectual pursuits. Once you can articulate what holds significance to you, it's easier to weave together an essay that shows (rather than tells) why you're a distinctive candidate. The end goal is to deliver a concise and memorable 'story' where the reader immediately feels like they have a window into who you are.

My background: I attended Deerfield Academy and Dartmouth College. After working in Boston for a few years, I earned my Master of Education and have since taught in the United States, Spain, the UAE, Mexico, and online, helping students from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. For over a decade, I also served as an Alumni Admissions Ambassador for my alma mater. In that volunteer position, I interviewed Ivy League candidates and gained valuable insights into what strong candidates can do to set themselves apart from the pack.

We both know that your college essay is incredibly important, and I take that knowledge to heart. If you want to dig deep and find the BEST possible way to present yourself to colleges, I would love to work with you.


Education

Dartmouth College
French
Keene State College
MEd
University of Scranton
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Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students write and refine their essays for almost 20 years. In addition to resolving any grammar and punctuation errors, I can provide feedback on format and style, and help you ensure that your MLA or APA citations are meticulous. Once the piece is in its final stages, we make sure to smooth the transitions and refine your language so that you can feel confident about your final product.

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students write and refine their essays for almost 20 years. In addition to resolving any grammar and punctuation errors, I can provide feedback on format and style, and help you ensure that your MLA or APA citations are meticulous. Once the piece is in its final stages, we make sure to smooth the transitions and refine your language so that you can feel confident about your final product.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
Writing

Writing

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students develop and refine their writing for almost 20 years. I particularly enjoy the early writing process, when we explore your ideas for the piece and come to an accord regarding the style and organization. In the case of research papers, I can help with format and ensure that your MLA or APA citations are meticulous. After the piece comes together, we make sure to smooth the transitions and resolve any grammar or punctuation errors so that you can feel confident about your final product.

Homeschool

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
Writing

Writing

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students develop and refine their writing for almost 20 years. I particularly enjoy the early writing process, when we explore your ideas for the piece and come to an accord regarding the style and organization. In the case of research papers, I can help with format and ensure that your MLA or APA citations are meticulous. After the piece comes together, we make sure to smooth the transitions and resolve any grammar or punctuation errors so that you can feel confident about your final product.

Math

SAT Math

SAT Math

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!

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Writing

Writing

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students develop and refine their writing for almost 20 years. I particularly enjoy the early writing process, when we explore your ideas for the piece and come to an accord regarding the style and organization. In the case of research papers, I can help with format and ensure that your MLA or APA citations are meticulous. After the piece comes together, we make sure to smooth the transitions and resolve any grammar or punctuation errors so that you can feel confident about your final product.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have been consulting with students to develop their college essays and applications for over two years now. Prior to that, I was an Alumni Admissions Ambassador for my alma mater. In that role, I conducted applicant interviews and gained a thorough understanding of what top tier schools are looking for in a candidate.

Summer

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
Writing

Writing

As a veteran high school teacher and a college consultant, I have been helping students develop and refine their writing for almost 20 years. I particularly enjoy the early writing process, when we explore your ideas for the piece and come to an accord regarding the style and organization. In the case of research papers, I can help with format and ensure that your MLA or APA citations are meticulous. After the piece comes together, we make sure to smooth the transitions and resolve any grammar or punctuation errors so that you can feel confident about your final product.

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have been consulting with students to develop their college essays and applications for over two years now. Prior to that, I was an Alumni Admissions Ambassador for my alma mater. In that role, I conducted applicant interviews and gained a thorough understanding of what top tier schools are looking for in a candidate.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I offer individualized tutoring for SAT Prep, but also know that some students need a lot of practice, and that they don't have much time available to meet, or that some families cannot afford a long series of personalized sessions. If one or both of the above is true for you, then you should consider SAT coaching. With SAT coaching, I charge a lower hourly rate and can show you how best to use the free, official SAT Prep course on Khan Academy. Usually, by the end of two or three meetings, you will grasp how to pursue your SAT study independently. Then you can decide if you require individualized classes, or just coaching in how to use Khan Academy most effectively. Everything you need to prepare for the SAT is available online. I can show you where the best tools are hidden!

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$65/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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

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