Essay Writing

Your story, your words

One-on-One Main Essay Development

Provide one-on-one support for writing a highly-personalized and compelling application essay, which becomes the foundation of applications. Writing this piece is a comprehensive process that begins with self-assessment and ends with a completed essay that reflects the special personal attributes of each student. In the writing process, students discover how to express themselves creatively and address personal writing issues that prevent them from progressing as writers.

Essay writing process includes:

  • educating students on genre of nonfiction personal essay 
  • brainstorming possible topics
  • choosing essay topic
  • outlining essay
  • re-crafting essay to editing stage
  • editing to final essay (between 4-8 drafts usually)
  • feedback from national-level writer Linda Lowen, see bio below and learn more at

Supplementary Essay Development

Assist student to write unique supplementary essays, which are short writing pieces (usually 250 words) required at some colleges, especially the more selective ones. These essays provide another opportunity for students to set themselves apart. 

College Essay Review

This service is for the student who has already written a college application essay and wants feedback from an expert. The essay will be reviewed by Lead Counselor Stephanie Bartling and Writing Specialist Linda Lowen who will provide a written evaluation and suggestions for improvement. If the student would like more extensive support after receiving the evaluation, the cost of this essay review can be applied to the One-on-One Main Essay Development package.