Congratulations! Your child is ready to begin the college application process. With your colleges selected, you are ready to take the next step – the application. Developing a series of essays that are creative, insightful and honest is the primary objective when putting together an application that sets your child apart from other candidates. After 4 years of hard work and dedication, do not underestimate the critical necessity of an extraordinary, memorable and well-written, essay. With so many teens competing for the same selective spots at popular universities, an outstanding Common Application essay and additional supplemental essays are the most powerful way to garner the attention of admissions officers and secure an offer to the college of their choice.

I have spent years studying applications, speaking to admissions officers and researching current trends in the application process. As an academic tutor and writer, I have the knowledge and experience to successfully assist college bound high school seniors with the creation of these important narratives. From the initial outline to the final sentence, I work closely with each student to compose pieces that tell their story in the most interesting and compelling manner. Attention to spelling, grammar, detail, and sentence structure is paramount. Allowing each child to share their thoughts and aspirations as they pertain to their future goals is my main objective.

My practice is child-centered and focused on giving my students the benefit of my years of experience studying different applications and essay questions. I provide a warm environment that is both inviting and academically nurturing. Utilizing different teaching strategies to encourage creativity and inspiration, my students develop confidence in the process and produce work that is simply exceptional.

I collaborate exclusively with Amy Simon College Consulting in Bannockburn, Illniois, where I serve as an essay coach and consultant. Amy Simon College Consulting specializes in assisting students with the college selection and application process, in addition to offering professional advice on high school courses, advanced placement opportunities, academic summer programs and ACT and SAT preparation.