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Lisa S.

Westwood, NJ

$120/hour

College application essay Specialist and School Counselor

In-person lessons

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Cornell University
Human Development
Long Island University
Master's

Education

Cornell University (Human Development)

Long Island University (Master's)

About Lisa

I am a Cornell University graduate and I have a Master’s degree from Long Island University in School Counseling. I am also a licensed associate counselor and have worked for a not-for-profit organization facilitating groups for children and adults with cancer, and for a special education school district providing therapy for children with disabilities. My work with children also includes being a SAT Critical Reading and Writing teacher, and a Kumon instructor. As an independent educational consultant, I savor my time devoted to researching colleges and blogging on college topics.

As an independent educational consultant and a former high school guidance counselor, I have worked guiding many students with diverse talents and interests through the college process. I have expertise in working with gifted and talented students, students studying the arts, and those with various learning and developmental disabilities, and ADD/ADHD.

I have a passion for writing and helping students craft college or graduate school application essays and personal statements that are well-written and unique to them. I will help students brainstorm a meaningful topic, or uncover material that perfectly suits a specific essay question. I will help students create a narrative that flows and captivates the readers’ interest. I will expertly help students edit down their essays and personal statements so that all of their words bear significance, and superfluous language and content is eliminated. In the end, the students’ essays will reveal something interesting about them, and be remembered!

I will work with students with patience, encouragement, and with determination to produce successful essays. I can work with students in person at a mutually convenient location, over the phone, or though email. My time is flexible and am available afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Please contact me to learn more and to schedule a tutoring session. I look forward to helping you to feel confident about your college admission essays, and to achieve your educational goals!
I am a Cornell University graduate and I have a Master’s degree from Long Island University in School Counseling. I am also a licensed associate counselor and have worked for a not-for-profit organization facilitating groups for children and adults with cancer, and for a special Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Westwood, NJ 07675
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary

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Writing

I am qualified to tutor in English, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary and Proofreading. I especially love helping people write college and graduate school application essays.

Cornell University
Human Development
Long Island University
Master's

Education

Cornell University (Human Development)

Long Island University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $120.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lisa will travel within 10 miles of Westwood, NJ 07675.