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College Essay Writing

Have you ever tried interviewing yourself? It's not easy, and that's why writing personal statements can be challenging. 


Discovering your voice. Choosing essay topics. Where do you begin? And how do you know if you're on the right track?

As a writing coach, I help you move forward with supportive feedback, no matter where you are in the process. 

Seminars and consulting services offered online via Zoom.

College and Career Consulting 

  • College Search and Customized College List

  • Application Timeline and Guidance

  • Essay Writing - Personal Statement, Supplemental Essays,
    Artistic Statement, UC Personal Insight Questions

  • Independent Projects: Leadership & Initiative Focus

  • Activities List and Resumé

  • Interview Prep

  • Teacher and Counselor Recommendation "Brag Sheet"

  • Summer: Academic Programs, Activities,
    Internships, Employment, Volunteer

  • Self-Discovery: Traits, Values, Goals

  • Mentorship and Accountability

I consult with students in grades 9-12.The holistic process involves identifying the strengths, values and experiences that motivate future success. Every student is honored for who they are, and who they will become. Together, we develop a specific plan to meet goals for high school, college, internship, career.


ONLINE: College Planning and Writing Workshops

  • Future Visioning seminars: self-discovery, design thinking

  • College planning overview

  • Introduction to writing personal statements

  • Guided writing exercises for high school students

  • Focus on the Common App essay

  • Focus on the University of California Personal Insight Questions

  • Focus on supplemental essays


Consulting Fees

I offer an hourly rate and customized package rates. 

Summer 2020 & 2021 & 2022 - Education Unlimited - Online Seminars

Summer 2019 - Education Unlimited - Yale University and UCLA


For four years, Susan has served as an instructor for the College Admissions Prep Camp, focused on college planning and personal statement writing. Student cohorts include rising sophomores, juniors and seniors from the United States and abroad.

Photo: Yale University, Summer 2019

New Haven's iconic bells ring in the distance as fireflies spark creativity.

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