Most colleges require at least one essay, often through the Common Application. Many colleges require more. And, some colleges ask for “optional” (don’t let that word fool you — they’re not optional!) short answers to quirky questions. Before deciding on what essay tutoring package you would like, it’s a good idea to look at the application requirements of the colleges to which you will be applying. Below you will see a la carte and prix fixe menu options — and I can customize a plan just for you.
Organizing all of your essays (12 colleges or fewer) by deadline and type, grouping similar essays together — $200
Brainstorming to get to one First Draft (when you have absolutely no idea where to start!) — $200
Tutoring/Editing — First Draft (when you’ve written a rough first draft and need suggested edits to get it polished, including suggestions in grammar, style and structure)– $200
Each additional draft of the same essay — $50
Supplemental essays (300 words or under) — $100 for first-draft edits; $40 for each additional look.
Supplemental essays (over 300 words) — $150 for first-draft edits; $60 for each additional look.
Complete package for University of California Personal Insight essays (four 350-word essays) — $600
Complete package for one main essay, from brainstorming to final draft (unlimited drafts — although I like to get you there as quickly and painlessly as possible!) — $400
Complete package for all of your college application essays (up to 12 colleges, at any stage of the process, from organizing to brainstorming to polishing) — $1400
A note about holiday rates: When I’m working with you, we agree to be done by December 15. If that doesn’t happen, well, I’m afraid I take terrible advantage of you folks who wait ’til the last minute. Above rates are double from December 15-January 5. (Mostly, it’s because I’m also a professional chorister and December is high singing season, so time is at a premium. And because it’s the holidays, darn it, and we all should be having fun! So get your applications done by December 15!)
Contact me for more information! I offer a 25% reduction in rates for U.S. military and Foreign Service one-income households.