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Helene F.

College Essays, College Counseling, Writing, Public Speaking

College Essays, College Counseling, Writing, Public Speaking

$90/hour

  • 1,163 hours tutoring

About Helene


Bio

Welcome! I am a college counselor and a writing tutor/mentor for students of all ages. I have been doing this work since 2013. I help students improve their academic or creative writing and editing skills, and to become more confident, fluid writers. Additionally, I work extensively with students applying to college programs—undergraduate or graduate, and offer soup to nuts, front to back college counseling services. These comprehensive services are individualized to the needs, interests,...

Welcome! I am a college counselor and a writing tutor/mentor for students of all ages. I have been doing this work since 2013. I help students improve their academic or creative writing and editing skills, and to become more confident, fluid writers. Additionally, I work extensively with students applying to college programs—undergraduate or graduate, and offer soup to nuts, front to back college counseling services. These comprehensive services are individualized to the needs, interests, and requests of each client-student.

ESSAY WRITING
I help students with essays for college applications and for academic papers. My role is to guide students and support them through the writing process, and to help them craft strong, compelling narratives that hew closely to their own voice. For college applications, essays usually include the personal statement (i.e. Common Application), as well as supplemental essays, and a student resume.

Depending on how far along in the writing process someone is when I begin working with them, determines my role in the writing process. For example, students may need help brainstorming topic ideas, while others need help refining and revising the essay(s), or both. Many students (and parents) have commented that they feel better prepared for college writing after working with me on this process.

In my experience, I find that most essays require a minimum of three 1-hour sessions. The length of time varies from student to student, and often depends on the individual's natural writing abilities, and/or how much time they have to work on the essay(s).

COLLEGE COUNSELING (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE)
I often conduct an initial search and/or review and refinement of a student's college list in order to ensure it aligns with the student’s interests, budget, academic record and any specialized needs. The search process can coincide with discussions and possibly research re: scholarships and financial overview. This may also include any other help, such as how to “visit” a college website, p


Education

BA, SUNY Purchase College
Literature
City College of New York
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  • Hourly Rate: $90
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  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/27/2019

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

As a writer, plain language "translator," and cofounder of a health literacy organization, I have 30+ years experience reviewing and refining written work. I have also been the project manager for medical reviews of curricula and responsible for close readings and accurate revisions of text including academic papers, grant narratives, essays, websites, and more.

English

Literature,

Literature

I have a B.A. in literature, with a concentration in American Lit. and writing. I am currently enrolled in an M.F.A. program for creative writing. I have worked with many students to help them create effective academic and term papers. I help students improve their writing and editorial skills, catalyzing their ability to "translate" their ideas into powerful prose.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a writer, plain language "translator," and cofounder of a health literacy organization, I have 30+ years experience reviewing and refining written work. I have also been the project manager for medical reviews of curricula and responsible for close readings and accurate revisions of text including academic papers, grant narratives, essays, websites, and more.
Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writer and tutor, and work with students to help them improve and refine their writing and comprehension skills.

Homeschool

Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writer and tutor, and work with students to help them improve and refine their writing and comprehension skills.

Most Popular

Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writer and tutor, and work with students to help them improve and refine their writing and comprehension skills.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have worked with many students on essays and applications for both undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities -- to great success! This is my bailiwick. I help students craft strong, well-written and compelling essays. I focus on either or both general (or common) application essays, as well as required or supplemental essays, and ones for scholarships. I have worked with students applying to a range of schools, 2- and 4-year, public and private, small and large, including highly competitive schools.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writer and tutor, and work with students to help them improve and refine their writing and comprehension skills.

Test Preparation

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have worked with many students on essays and applications for both undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities -- to great success! This is my bailiwick. I help students craft strong, well-written and compelling essays. I focus on either or both general (or common) application essays, as well as required or supplemental essays, and ones for scholarships. I have worked with students applying to a range of schools, 2- and 4-year, public and private, small and large, including highly competitive schools.

Examples of Expertise


Helene has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

She helped both my sons with their college application essays and supplemental essays. She could help them narrow their ideas and brainstorm as well as organize and help with the editing and actual writing. Very flexible as far as timing, very agreeable. We'd work with her again without hesitation. Both my sons felt comfortable with her and feel they benefitted.

Katie , 3 lessons with Helene

great to work with and very knowledgeable with college essays

Helene was very great to work with throughout editing my college application. She was very knowledgeable and awesome at pointing out some of the things i missed. Overall great experience

Muratcan, 2 lessons with Helene

Knowledgeable and Patient

Helene worked with my 17 year old son on his college essay. She gave him great pointers and helped him to learn some great editing skills. I would highly recommend Helene and we would use her again in the future

Melissa, 4 lessons with Helene

Very Helpful Feedback

Gave me good advice on what changes to make in my essay and was very constructive. I feel much better about my essay now and how to answer other questions in the Common Application and supplemental questions from individual schools.

Aiman, 2 lessons with Helene

Thoughtful and encouraging tutor.

Helene has been incredibly encouraging throughout the writing process. Essays are hard and overwhelming to write at times but she makes me feel comfortable and confident while doing so.

Samara , 8 lessons with Helene

Essay advise

My son had written several essay outlines and was struggling to find what is is that is so relevant to him that the essay reader could find equally exciting. We continue to work with her and seek her advice on the admission essays.

Deepti, 10 lessons with Helene

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Helene is very knowledgeable about the college essay writing process and has helped my son select a direction that he is passionate about for his personal statement.

Kathryn , 18 lessons with Helene

Great tutor

Helen was really kind to me and helpful. Guys I really nominee her for any Application process God save her and gives her whatever she wants She is incredibly knowledgeable, patient, engaging, and kind. She is very flexible with scheduling and will work hard to help you meet deadlines. I plan to continue working with her on a regular basis. I HIGHLY recommend! :)

Abdelbarie, 1 lesson with Helene

Efficient, Professional, Competent - Recommend for Grad School Essays and More

Helene is an exceptional tutor. I needed a second set of eyes to review my graduate school applications. Many tutors are dogmatic in their thinking about what constitutes good writing. She was able to recommend edits that were consistent with my personality. I was accepted into the college of my choice. Additionally, she helped me improve my knowledge of Word by pointing out several shortcuts I had never previously considered. She also beats most tutors in terms of availability and efficiency. Students will get excellent value as she works twice as fast as most tutors.

Jeffery, 8 lessons with Helene
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