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Dennis V.

Expert in College Admissions Essays and Personal Statements, MIT Grad

Expert in College Admissions Essays and Personal Statements, MIT Grad

$250/hour

  • 1,521 hours tutoring

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I can help you craft an absolutely phenomenal college essay that will truly "wow" the admissions committee. With admission rates to top-tier colleges at record lows, having a memorable and impactful college application essay that sets you apart is absolutely essential – the essay must be nothing less than spectacular.

Students that I've worked with have been accepted to the most preeminent colleges and universities in the country, including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Cornell,...

I can help you craft an absolutely phenomenal college essay that will truly "wow" the admissions committee. With admission rates to top-tier colleges at record lows, having a memorable and impactful college application essay that sets you apart is absolutely essential – the essay must be nothing less than spectacular.

Students that I've worked with have been accepted to the most preeminent colleges and universities in the country, including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and UC Berkeley.

I firmly believe that everyone has a great story deep inside. My job is to help you reveal that story and effectively showcase your accomplishments, achievements, and brilliance to the admissions committee. We want to show them how wonderful, impressive, and talented you really are. I will help present you as not just an excellent candidate, but as an absolutely extraordinary one.

I graduated from MIT and was accepted into the MBA program at Columbia University. I spent several years working with the Office of Admissions at MIT, which has given me keen insights into the admissions process. I know what admissions officers look for, and have a wealth of insider knowledge and experience to help my students create beautifully crafted narratives that make them shine and stand out from the rest of the application pool. Over the years, I've gained international acclaim for my unrivaled expertise with college admissions essays and personal statements.

I provide strategy, insights, editing, guidance, advice, and inspiration. I assist high school students with the common app essay and with supplemental essays, and I work with college students as well as professionals on personal statements for graduate programs: business, law, medicine, and dentistry.

I understand how very important the college admissions process is to you, and I'm fully committed to helping you gain admission to the college of your choice. I look forward to collaborating with you to create the perfect college essay!


Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
undergrad
(2) Columbia University - Graduate School of Business
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $250
  • Rate details: I offer a free initial consultation via phone or zoom and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!

English

English,

English

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!
Grammar,

Grammar

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!
Writing

Writing

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!

Homeschool

English,

English

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!
Writing

Writing

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!

Most Popular

English,

English

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!
Writing

Writing

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!

Summer

Writing

Writing

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!

Test Preparation

College Counseling

College Counseling

I help students craft absolutely phenomenal and impactful essays that “wow” the admissions committee. I ensure that the message conveyed in the essay is clear, persuasive, and riveting, and that sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary are impeccable. You can’t just present yourself as an excellent candidate, you really have to present yourself as an absolutely *extraordinary* one!

Ratings and Reviews


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Wonderful Essay tutor!

Dennis made a long college essay feel easy and was super nice. He gave constructive feedback in an efficient manner, and didn’t waste one minute in the session.

Cloris, 1 lesson with Dennis

Extremely helpful

Dennis helped me with a college essay. His skills are impeccable. I have worked with other tutors in the past but no one has matched his level. I highly recommend him.

Rohit, 3 lessons with Dennis

Superstar tutor

I am so grateful to have found Dennis who motivated and inspired me during each of our tutoring sessions. He was able to tap into my deeper thoughts to help me write impressive essays. Dennis was very supportive during the most anxious time of my life applying to colleges. I can't thank him enough!

Cindy, 10 lessons with Dennis

Very Knowledgeable & Nice

My son had a session with Dennis to get his input on his UC, and common app main and supplemental essays. He told me that Dennis gave him very valuable input and was very helpful to see how his essays would be viewed by admissions reviewers.

Maryam, 1 lesson with Dennis

Sharp, dedicated, helpful, patient

We aren't done with Dennis yet. That was only meeting #1. Dennis helped my son go from "ground 0" to "having some kind of clue" on session 1. Dennis weeded through my kid's wide array of comments and used his insight and knowledge to narrow down the focus to something tangible. That was tough. Other tutors didn't listen to Ethan first, and instead suggested formulaic advice, which I think wouldn't have worked well for my son in particular. Thanks, Dennis

Eric, 3 lessons with Dennis

Dennis is very experienced and insightful

He gave some very valuable advice, which I have adopted in my new personal statement. For example, he said I had some very good points , but I needed to highlight them at the very beginning to interest the committee, since they have to read tons of ps; Another example was that he said my experience overcoming some challenges should be written more positively.

Hong, 1 lesson with Dennis

The best tutor!

Dennis came to my rescue and helped me write a beautiful personal statement for my business school application! He was very patient and kind throughout the brainstorming and editing process and I couldn't have asked for a better tutor. I will definitely work with him again on future writing projects.

Henry, 4 lessons with Dennis

Brilliant, Knowledgeable, Thoughtful

I reached out to Dennis to get help for my daughter with her college essays, and I’m so very, very happy that I found him. His expertise and experience was invaluable. He was extremely professional, thoughtful, conscientious, and wonderful to work with. He knows what goes on inside the admissions office, and he was able to help her create a great set of essays. Very strongly recommended.

Daniel, 28 lessons with Dennis

Wonderful experience

Dennis helped me with my common app essay, and with several supplemental essays. He was amazingly insightful with helping me come up with great ideas for the essays, and guiding me through the entire writing process. The final results were really amazing and better than I would have ever envisioned. Thanks Dennis!!

Linda, 34 lessons with Dennis
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$250/hour

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