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College Essay and Application Tutor/Consultant and Writing Tutor
Sharon T.

1,486 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $50

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College Essay and Application Tutor/Consultant and Writing Tutor
College Essay and Application Tutor/Consultant and Writing Tutor
Sharon T.

1,486 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,486 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Sharon


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Hi I'm Sharon. I have been a Wyzant top 10% tutor for the past two years. I graduated with a Masters in Advertising and Communications and BS in Communications from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. I have always loved to write. After college, I worked in the advertising industry at two large international advertising agencies for a total of 22 years. As a Vice President Account Director, branding and communication skills, writing, messaging, speaking and giving feedback were...

Hi I'm Sharon. I have been a Wyzant top 10% tutor for the past two years. I graduated with a Masters in Advertising and Communications and BS in Communications from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. I have always loved to write. After college, I worked in the advertising industry at two large international advertising agencies for a total of 22 years. As a Vice President Account Director, branding and communication skills, writing, messaging, speaking and giving feedback were critical to the success of my agency and client teams. Later I ventured into serving as a marketing consultant and corporate newsletter editor.

For the past eight years I have been consulting with high school and college students on their undergraduate and graduate applications, essays and resumes/CVs. I also work with hundreds of students both in the U.S. and internationally through Wyzant's platform. My favorite thing is guiding students through brainstorming and landing on an essay topic that they are truly excited to write about and differentiates them beyond their resume and in the eye's of the reader. The essay must have an engaging hook, be focused (depth versus breadth), show and tell and fully address the prompt. It must paint a picture of the student and how they think and have grown. I also enjoy helping counsel students on the college application process, including dimensionalizing activities, building a resume and obtaining effective recommendation letters. Many of my students have also contacted me to guide them in their academic writing assignments.

Applying to college and writing college essays is an exciting investment in your future. At times it can be overwhelming and you need someone to be objective and help guide you. My personal philosophy is to guide you through this exciting process, while building a relationship and trusting bond. I am passionate about the possibilities and look forward to working with you in this next important step of your education.


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(BS) University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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(MS) University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
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Over the past 3+ years, I’ve helped high school students in the college selection and application process. My specialties include brainstorming essay topics, guiding and motivating students in the application essay process, building resumes, challenging them to get the best rec letters and keeping the entire process on track to meet priority deadlines.

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Over the past 3+ years, I’ve helped high school students in the college selection and application process. My specialties include brainstorming essay topics, guiding and motivating students in the application essay process, building resumes, challenging them to get the best rec letters and keeping the entire process on track to meet priority deadlines.

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Very personable and great coaching to draw out ideas for writing college essay

This is that time of the year where most seniors rush to put together their college choices and dreaded essays. Sharon is a great help to explores ideas with my teenage senior to write in his supplemental essays for the colleges that he is most interested to apply to. It has been a great help (and relief for the parents) that we are in good hand.

Ivy, 4 lessons with Sharon

She is so approachable, friendly and helpful!

Sharon is a pleasure to work with! She has been helping my kids with their applications . She is knowledgeable and I am planning on working with her through the entire app process.

R, 4 lessons with Sharon

Sharon helped my daughters on their essays

Very knowledgable and patient. Sharon helped my kids to gain confidence and finish their essays on time . thanks to Sharon they were able to draft and improve their essays. Sharon your help is highly appreciated

Gerardo, 5 lessons with Sharon

College essay

Sharon did a great job helping my daughter with her college essays. She met with her and discussed ideas and helped her come up with an outline. She reviewed her essays then met with her again and provided suggestions. She is ready to submit them as part of her applications.

Lisa, 2 lessons with Sharon

Very helpful college application/essay coach

Sharon is the best. She is helping my son with college applications and is very helpful. She is an experienced tutor who has years of experience dealing with the various application forms and the overall process. Sharon is providing a systemic plan for my son to tackle each part of his applications without getting overwhelmed. We strongly recommend her.

Syndy, 4 lessons with Sharon

Incredibly Helpful

Sharon has helped my son significantly as he made his way through the college admission process. She offered amazing guidence in their writing and structure of their essays, all while being easy to talk to and a pleasure to work with. Thank you!

Devorah, 6 lessons with Sharon

Excellent tutor !!

Sharon was a great help in assisting my daughter getting her college essays ready. She is very knowledgeable, resourceful, and witty. She is very easy to work with and tries to as flexible as possible. She also gave us very useful advices on college application. Definitely recommend Sharon. She is excellent!

Rosie, 13 lessons with Sharon

well prepared

I will have my son provide his feedback on his part. I will have to appraise Sharon, she is well prepared. She reviewed and critic my son's essay prior to meeting. When they met up, she answered his questions and gave her recommendations. It is very efficient and effective. I strongly recommend her from parent's point of view.

Gina, 1 lesson with Sharon

A great help!

Sharon helped me perfect my writing and gave much needed assistance. Having an expert share their advice is invaluable. Thank you so much!

Devorah, 6 lessons with Sharon
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