College application essay writing - how to capture your uniqueness (Rockville)
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In my experience as a college counseling tutor, I see it all the time: high school seniors who approach their college essays as if they are merely writing another English class writing assignment.
Especially for the most competitive colleges (with acceptance rates below 30%), you need to show your compelling uniqueness. This college essay writing process is not simply whether you are a gifted writer or not. This is Storytelling.
If you have ever been an Admissions Reader (reading as many as 30-40 applications per day...hundreds in one application cycle), you would appreciate the applicants who understand their uniqueness and their storytelling.
I help high school seniors brainstorm the most life-changing decisions that they have ever made in life. Those decisions make them unique--not their list of extracurriculars & sports, nor their grades and test scores. Many high school students never realize their full self-awareness in time to articulate that to the college admissions committees in their application essays.
Hey, this is only the most important & costly decision your teenager will make for himself/herself that will impact the rest of his/her life. Do you really trust that you already know the insight of an experienced educator, college counseling tutor, and former college admissions reader?
Hourly rates for virtual appointments start at $40 for those starting at the beginning of the summer.
Trust me, I work part-time for a college counseling firm in California that charges at least three times that rate. Call around locally, and you will discover similar rates. And a lot of their time is billed just WATCHING your kids write.
I'm an educator, writer, tutor who has worked in media & entertainment, Wall Street finance, architecture & design, non-profits, startups...and now Education and Education Tech.
If during my first session with your high school senior, your child decides after the first 10 minutes that I will not be the best assistance that he/she needs for this grueling application essay writing process, then we just end the session there--and I don't bill you for the hour. (None of my clients have ever decided that, but I still offer it, just so your teenager feels comfortable in your choice.)
Spots will fill up before the end of summer. I'm committed to making sure that I provide ample time to take all my college counseling clients to the finish line this fall. I won't take new clients who wait until the fall to start at the last-minute. Self-awareness is not an overnight discovery.
*** many Montgomery County Public School students near Rockville & Bethesda may be quite excited when they see that I am their tutor. You should want a tutor that excites your kids to learn & develop.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers