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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. 


College and Career Consulting 

  • Customized College List

  • College Major Research

  • Career Exploration

  • High School Course Selection

  • Application Timeline Guidance

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

  • Activities List and Resumé

  • Interview Prep

  • Teacher and Counselor Recommendation Brag Sheets

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

  • Independent Projects: Leadership, Academic, Community

  • 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, and career.


Online Seminars


How To Write Essays

  • The Common App Personal Statement

  • University of California Personal Insight Questions (PIQs)

  • Supplemental Essays


College Planning

  • College Overview: What Every Student Needs to Know

Consulting Fees

I offer an hourly rate and customized package rates. 

Summer 2019 - Education Unlimited - Yale University and UCLA

Summer 2020 - 2023: Education Unlimited Online

Summer 2023 marked Susan's fifth year serving as an instructor for Education Unlimited's College Admissions Prep Camp. Focusing 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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