Services and Rates

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.


Organizing all of your essays (based on a list of 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) — $500

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) — $1200

Holiday rates! Yes, 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.)

Contact me for more information! And ask me about my greatly reduced rates for U.S. military and Foreign Service families!