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Stanford Grad For College Application Essays
Alan J.

2,022 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $300

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Stanford Grad For College Application Essays
Stanford Grad For College Application Essays
Alan J.

2,022 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

2,022 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Alan


Bio

No one on Wyzant has helped more students gain acceptance to top colleges and medical schools than I have. Period.

My approach is straightforward and effective: I empower college and medical school applicants to speak in their own unique voice. We don’t look at “successful” essays by other applicants because that would be like imitating a fingerprint. We do spend time brainstorming. We do spend time drawing out an engaging story. Then the writing flows naturally.

I am a natural...

No one on Wyzant has helped more students gain acceptance to top colleges and medical schools than I have. Period.

My approach is straightforward and effective: I empower college and medical school applicants to speak in their own unique voice. We don’t look at “successful” essays by other applicants because that would be like imitating a fingerprint. We do spend time brainstorming. We do spend time drawing out an engaging story. Then the writing flows naturally.

I am a natural storyteller who has worked as a journalist, screenwriter, and award-winning filmmaker. Having directed Oscar-winning actors, I am comfortable coaching public speaking and application interviews. My most impressive credential, though, is helping raise four college-educated children, so I know a few things about young minds and how to bring out the best in them. There is no more valuable endeavor and no greater satisfaction.

ACCEPTANCES:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Amherst
Arizona State, M.S in Global Management
Barnard College
Baylor College of Medicine
Boston University
Brandeis
Brown
Bucknell University
Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cal Poly Pomona
Columbia University
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University, M.S. Nutrition
Cornell
Cornell, M.S. Computer Science
Emerson College
Emory
Florida Tech
Harvard
Kenyon College
Lehigh
MIT
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Pepperdine
Purdue
Pitzer
Rice
Stanford
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tufts
Tulane
U.C. Berkeley
U.C. Berkeley, Haas School of Business
U.C. Davis
U.C. Irvine
UCLA, Anderson School of Management
U.C. San Diego
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
U. Michigan
U. Michigan School of Nursing
UPenn
USC
UT Medical School, El Paso
UT, RGV Medical School
UT Long School of Medicine, San Antonio
UT Medical Branch, Galveston
UT Medical School, Dallas
Weill Cornell Medical School
Wesleyan
Williams


Education

Wesleyan University
English
Stanford Business School
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $300
  • Rate details: Free consultation. Discount for financial need. No charge for first lesson if not satisfied.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/21/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Film,

Film

I have written, directed and produced more than a dozen feature and corporate films, some of which have appeared numerous festivals (including Sundance and Toronto) and have been distributed by Sony Pictures and by Miramax. Prior to that I was the in-house film maker at Apple.
Video Production

Video Production

I have written, directed and produced more than a dozen feature and corporate films, some of which have appeared numerous festivals (including Sundance and Toronto) and have been distributed by Sony Pictures and by Miramax. Prior to that I was the in-house film maker at Apple.

Business

Business,

Business

I have an MBA from Stanford University. I started and managed several successful startup companies. During this time, I raised millions of dollars in funding from Ventura Capital and other sources. Additionally, I worked on the marketing team at Apple.
Career Development,

Career Development

I have worked for over 30 years in a wide range of companies, from start-ups that I launched to Fortune 100 companies, including Apple. During this time I have reviewed thousands of resumes and interviewed hundreds of candidates for various positions. I have served as a mentor to many of the young people whose paths have crossed my own.
Marketing,

Marketing

I earned an MBA from Stanford Business School with a focus on marketing. I worked on the marketing team at Apple and at other companies in a variety of industries. I have experience with both traditional marketing strategies and those suited for the digital era.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have an MBA from Stanford, where I was trained in public speaking. Since then I have made more than 50 business presentations and public speaking engagements. I currently coach executives on how to make effective business presentations.

Computer

Video Production

Video Production

I have written, directed and produced more than a dozen feature and corporate films, some of which have appeared numerous festivals (including Sundance and Toronto) and have been distributed by Sony Pictures and by Miramax. Prior to that I was the in-house film maker at Apple.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have an MBA from Stanford University. I started and managed several successful startup companies. During this time, I raised millions of dollars in funding from Ventura Capital and other sources. Additionally, I worked on the marketing team at Apple.
Career Development,

Career Development

I have worked for over 30 years in a wide range of companies, from start-ups that I launched to Fortune 100 companies, including Apple. During this time I have reviewed thousands of resumes and interviewed hundreds of candidates for various positions. I have served as a mentor to many of the young people whose paths have crossed my own.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have an MBA from Stanford, where I was trained in public speaking. Since then I have made more than 50 business presentations and public speaking engagements. I currently coach executives on how to make effective business presentations.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have an MBA from Stanford, where I was trained in public speaking. Since then I have made more than 50 business presentations and public speaking engagements. I currently coach executives on how to make effective business presentations.
Writing,

Writing

The personal statement is my specialty. I coach students to write highly engaging and deeply personal application essays for college and medical school. The story is in you. As an experienced journalist and filmmaker, I know how to draw it out and help you tell it in an unforgettable way.
English, Grammar

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

The personal statement is my specialty. I coach students to write highly engaging and deeply personal application essays for college and medical school. The story is in you. As an experienced journalist and filmmaker, I know how to draw it out and help you tell it in an unforgettable way.
English

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

The personal statement is my specialty. I coach students to write highly engaging and deeply personal application essays for college and medical school. The story is in you. As an experienced journalist and filmmaker, I know how to draw it out and help you tell it in an unforgettable way.
English

Other

Marketing

Marketing

I earned an MBA from Stanford Business School with a focus on marketing. I worked on the marketing team at Apple and at other companies in a variety of industries. I have experience with both traditional marketing strategies and those suited for the digital era.

Summer

Writing

Writing

The personal statement is my specialty. I coach students to write highly engaging and deeply personal application essays for college and medical school. The story is in you. As an experienced journalist and filmmaker, I know how to draw it out and help you tell it in an unforgettable way.

Test Preparation

Career Development

Career Development

I have worked for over 30 years in a wide range of companies, from start-ups that I launched to Fortune 100 companies, including Apple. During this time I have reviewed thousands of resumes and interviewed hundreds of candidates for various positions. I have served as a mentor to many of the young people whose paths have crossed my own.

Examples of Expertise


Alan has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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The experience of writing the common app essay with Mr. Alan

It was great all along. Mr. Alan could go through everything necessary to get started in a single class, which is very nice. His teaching method and content are unique and will benefit one in the long run. Overall I obtained what I looked for, and I'm very satisfied.

Kailin, 2 lessons with Alan

Very Patient and Understanding

For anyone who are looking for a tutor for college essay. Mr. J would be the right fit for you. He understands my financial situation and worked on finding the right plan for me. He works hard to help his students with college essays, makes student very comfortable during the lesson when they are struggling. 10/10.

Linyuhui, 2 lessons with Alan

Amazing help for PA school apps

Alan helped me reflect my experiences perfectly on paper. I have trouble getting started on papers and getting my thoughts down. I have done a lot in college and wanted to represent that in the best way I could for my PA school apps. Alan made the brainstorming process easy and this helped me write more than I knew I could about my experiences. This made writing my personal statement and secondaries so much easier. I learned a lot about how to write better for the future and how to brainstorm/get started on a paper. Alan is very professional and works very well with you and your deadlines. I am so grateful for his help and highly recommend him.

Adam, 6 lessons with Alan

Awesome& caring tutor

Mr. Alan is a very caring and kind hearted mentor. He genuinely looks out for his students. I am grateful we found such an excellent teacher. Coming from a non English speaking background, I am glad we have Mr. Alan by our side to guide our daughter.

Jane, 2 lessons with Alan

Personal Statement for Business School

It is especially hard for me to get my thoughts on paper, but Alan was my savior!! I had been very stressed about business school applications; however, Alan made the process so easy and simple. He placed great emphasis on brainstorming, which is what contributed to my spectacular personal statements. He helped me enjoy the process of brainstorming, for that is what truly contributes to a successful and rich story.

Patricia, 18 lessons with Alan

Great help

Alan provides great support and is extremely intelligent. He makes time to assist in work and does not waste any time. He has been helping for a few weeks now, I have no complaints about his work ethic. He is extremely credible and provided the attention anyone is looking for.

Shane, 22 lessons with Alan

For Alan Jacobs

Alan Jacobs Coaching Testimonial: Through Alan Jacob’s coaching, I was able to achieve my dream of entering the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Alan coached me through the conceptual writing process all the way up to interview preparation. Not only is he professional, but Alan’s expertise is evident through each session. In addition to gaining admission to an Ivy-League medical school, I have also been able to hone my communication and interpersonal skills through Alan’s coaching. I am so grateful to have been able to work with him, and would recommend his coaching to any prospective applicant.

Ana, 17 lessons with Alan

Diligent

Alan is very diligent at work; doesn’t settle for mediocrity. Thus, I’m incredibly confident that, with him, I’m going to get into my top schools!

Abdulrahman, 5 lessons with Alan

Exceptional Common App Essay Tutor

I worked with Alan on my common app essay. Alan pulled out the best from me and together we were able to write an essay that not only portrays me as a person but one that I am proud. He is very patient and open to listening to ideas. I would definitely recommend.

Bryan, 5 lessons with Alan
Hourly Rate: $300
Response time: 2 hours
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