Produce your Best Work
With over fifteen years of experience, I've developed a flexible set of techniques for helping high school students, continuing higher education students, and working professionals to produce their best admissions essays, whether it be for the Universities of California, through the Common App, or for other public and private universities and colleges.
I help students find their best topics and their most authentic and positive voice. My style of teaching is simultaneously flexible and adaptable, while also firm, focused, and structured. I provide detailed notes from any brain-storming sessions, which often serve as outlines for first drafts or helpful guides for the next revision. When I review my client's work, I print it with enough space to make extensive notes, including suggestions for what to cut and what to emphasize to create coherent and strong personal statements that stand out. I scan these to PDF and email them to the client upon payment.
What People Have to Say
My rates are flexible, competitive, and based on income and field of specialization. I offer a free, 30-minute consultation, in person or over the phone, so that I can better understand your goals and needs. I am generally willing to to travel 5-10 miles from Berkeley and usually meet with people in their home or at a local café. We can negotiate a mileage free should you want me to travel farther.