My forte is the realm of college application essays ~ I started my own writing consulting business in Ipswich, MA, College Essay Assurance, about 6 years ago. Along the way, I have become a self made expert in navigating the Common App, college interviewing, and the admissions process for high school seniors. I love to help students and their parents conquer this all-consuming adventure! I graduated from Brown University, where I became an independent, free thinker with a degree in English, with particular emphasis in writing seminars. I can help any student from middle school to college write a top-notch personal statement, fictional piece, persuasive argument or research paper and I have many client recommendations to back that up. I get to know my students and help them feel at ease. Everyone has their own unique voice and style - let's find it together!
My passion is the beach and any day I can get there is a good day. I enjoy beach running, yoga and travel research, sneaking in actual travel whenever possible around the crazy schedules of my four kids. I know how to multi-task!
What is your teaching philosophy?
It's important for a student to know that there is a great writer waiting inside of them, and sometimes it just takes the right questions and suggestions to draw that persona out.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I like to find out a bit about what they like to do, what kind of a student they are, and how they are feeling about this project. Assuming it's a writing assignment, I hope they have a draft to analyze, and if not, we would go over their assignment/prompts/task and outline how to conquer it.