I have worked with many middle school and high school students to improve their writing so that they could succeed in high school and college. I have also counseled students on college admissions and edited hundreds of college application essays at the undergraduate and graduate levels (including for medical school). I have written books, professional articles, and podcast episodes over many years. For three years, my college admissions podcast (USACollegeChat) reached thousands of prospective college students and their parents. My specialties are improving grammar, punctuation, and capitalization; writing concise and engaging sentences; building perfect paragraphs; and putting together an essay that is meaningful and persuasive. I love to help others improve their writing and believe that there is no way to do that other than over-the-shoulder working together. Many of my students would tell you that they have never had a teacher/counselor who cared about them more than I did. I am most proud of that!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Cornell University - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Teachers College at Columbia University - Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction
Dancing, especially ballet and Alvin Ailey's Horton technique--both of which I have studied for decades Travel, especially to the U.K., France, and Italy Art museums, especially the gift shops Journalism, especially sportswriting Spectator sports, especially baseball and the Olympics Children, especially my own three