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. 

I consult with students in Los Angeles and online.

During the pandemic, teaching and consulting services are online. 

College and Career Consulting  Services

  • Self-Discovery: Traits, Values, Goals

  • College Search and List

  • Application Timeline and Guidance

  • Essay Writing  

  • Activities List and Resumé

  • College Interview Prep

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

  • Independent Projects 

  • Mentorship and Accountability

I consult with students in grades 9-12, college, and at the early-career stage. 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.


College Essay Writing Seminars

  • Overview of essay writing process

  • Guided writing exercises

  • Focus on the Common App essay

  • Focus on the University of California Personal Insight Questions

  • How to write effective supplemental essays


Project You - Private Coaching Sessions

Project You coaching sessions are customized to fit your needs. Students and recent grads receive guidance so they can develop a pathway forward. Develop confidence while making choices about your future!

  • Self-Discovery: Traits, Values, Goals

  • Career Search

  • Personal Branding: Bios, Resume, LinkedIn, Interview Prep

  • Independent Projects

  • Action Plans: Mentorship and Accountability

Consulting Fees

I offer an hourly rate and package rates.

Summer 2019 - Education Unlimited - Yale University and UCLA


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

Photo: Yale University, Summer 2019

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