After grades and test scores, essays are the most important part of the college application. Your essays set you apart from other applicants with the same GPA and test scores.

A college application essay should show your best qualities and why you should be admitted. Each one must be interesting, unique and well written. So what should you write about?

I’ll take the mystery out of it for students and parents. I’ll coach you to find good topics and write beautiful essays that will make you stand out. ​You can do it! I will show you how. My students have been admitted to a wide range of universities including Notre Dame, Cornell, University of California Berkeley, University of Southern California, and many more.

“Thank you for all you did to help with my son’s essay and application. The acceptances are coming in! It’s an exciting time.”

Mary, happy parent in Minnesota, USA

Small Group Workshops (Online)​

Three 90-minute, small group workshops + 4 hours’ homework = Final of your Common Application personal statement (the one required by 900+ colleges) and the skills to tackle the most common supplemental essays, “Why this college” and “Why this major.” Cost: $395.

Best for

  • Rising high school seniors who will be applying to colleges that accept the Common Application
  • Those who want to complete their essays in just a few weeks

“[My son] has worked really hard on his admission essays and they looked to me like a mature version of himself. Your guidance has brought that on. It seems his writing in general has improved. Yay!”

Happy parent in Alameda, California, USA

Individual College Essay Coaching

Work with me one-on-one. I’ll help you discover what makes you stand out from other students, how to tell a story that shows your skills, values and goals and what you will bring to the next freshman class. Learn how to re-purpose essays for different schools and prompts, how to write about challenges you’ve faced, good openings and good endings, structuring your story for best effect, and much more. (June through December)

Best for

  • Rising high school seniors whose college list is not yet finalized
  • Those who do not receive U.S. college essay guidance from their high school counselors

“Ann worked with me to design a college essay writing workshop series for my seniors. She taught them to write great essays that really strengthened their applications. It saved me time and really added value to my business.”

Deborah Cooney, college counselor, Hawaii

College Counselors: Let Me Customize a Bootcamp For You

College counselors: I’ll handle the college essays portion of your contract for you! I will customize the teaching to your schedule, your teaching goals and your platform (College Counselor Pro, Cialfo, Maia Learning, etc.). I can also work with your clients individually under your direction.

Best for

  • Independent Educational Consultants (IECs) and high school counselors who don’t love writing or don’t have time
  • Nonprofits, educational organizations, church youth groups

“Ann’s essay coaching workshop is dynamic, stress-free, and fruitful. I will continue sending my students to her!

Windy Wang, One Plus Educational Consulting, Hong Kong

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