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 

  • Self-Discovery: Traits, Values, Goals

  • College Search and Customized College List

  • Application Timeline and Guidance

  • Essay Writing - Personal Statement, Supplemental Essays

  • Activities List and Resumé

  • College Interview Prep

  • Teacher and Counselor Recommendation "Brag Sheet"

  • 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 Planning and Writing Seminars

  • Introduction to writing a personal statement

  • Guided writing exercises

  • Focus on the Common App essay

  • Focus on the University of California Personal Insight Questions

  • How to write effective supplemental essays

  • College planning overview


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 2020 - Education Unlimited - Online Seminars

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 sophomores, juniors and seniors from the United States and abroad.

Photo: Yale University, Summer 2019

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