The students I work with are highly intelligent, verbal, kind, thoughtful, and open; happy to have complex conversations about many topics; accomplished in at least one but often multiple arenas; passionate about social justice; have great senses of humor; hold themselves to a high standard; and tend to be a little whimsical. The parents of the students I work with are supportive of their teenager taking full responsibility under my guidance and comfortable with respecting the space we need to do our great work.
Does this sound like you and yours? If so, I have tailored everything I do to helping you grow and thrive.
Reach out to me about any of the following services:
College Admissions Prep Counseling // There is so much we can do early on! Get you involved in great activities during the school year and over the summer, keep you on track with academics, develop your interests and intended college major(s), and research universities. We can tune up your ability to think, read, and write—this is really the crown jewel of my prep counseling—as well as give you extra support in dealing with high school that can make all the difference. One hour Skype meetings are held every other week with follow-up notes on assigned homework.
Sophomores can begin working with me for Winter/Spring Session (January – April), with an optional Summer Session (June – July). Juniors work with me during Fall Session (August – November) followed by Winter/Spring Session, which is paired with App Season (see below) as YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION.
College Admissions Counseling // We’ll start working on writing your college app essays in June of your junior year and work through November for maximum impact on college applications. Thanks to the first part of YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION, you’ll come into the process with pages and pages of drafts filled with exploration of relevant ideas and the newly-honed writing chops you need to make it through. You’ll also be all in on your choice of major and rounding the bend to complete an awesome list of schools to which you’ll apply. On to App Season!
App Season includes once-weekly Skype meetings and covers up to fifteen schools. Each meeting comes with a half an hour of edits of your work and follow-ups over email. After your apps are sent out, we high-five and reconvene in April to consider all your options!
Transfer Admissions Counseling // If you didn’t get into a college you were really thrilled to go to, or spent a year or two at a college that wasn’t quite right, let’s work together on applying to transfer. I know I was much happier once I took that leap, and have coached many students to do the same.
College Essay Online Course // PERSONAL STATEMENT is designed for rising seniors who want the convenience and affordability of an online class that teaches them how to write the crown jewel essay of the whole application process. What you learn in the course will also be applicable to writing all of the rest of the rest of the application essays. The class comes with eight lessons delivered each week in both PDF and audio format and two rounds of edits offered at key moments during the course (there is also an option to add one more round of edits if desired). Sign up for my mailing list to be informed when the course is made available during the year, or check back!
Graduate Admissions Counseling // When you know it’s time to apply for an advanced degree, reach out to me. Let’s sort your school list and map out strategy and content for all parts of your application, including personal essays, short answers, your resume, recommendation letters, and any supplemental materials you wish to include. Our pace will depend on your time frame and work load outside of these submissions, but generally I suggest meeting twice a week for two or three months to put in your most solid work and offer a combination of meetings and editing hours to get the job done. I most frequently work with those pursuing medical school, business school, applying to work in education or the field of psychology, or seeking an MFA in art, film, or performance.