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College Application Essay Tutor/Coach

More than ever, personal essays are a crucial factor in admission decisions at top colleges. “Eighty percent of our applicants are qualified,” an admissions officer at Columbia told a group of prospective students recently. Clearly, other considerations come into play, and character is a big one. While striking a balance between self-promotion and authenticity, writing about themselves is no small task for most applicants. 

 

Having coached hundreds of successful applications to top colleges, I have found that the most important stage is the one that receives the least attention, namely deciding what to write about. Most students set out to build the house without an architectural blueprint or the necessary materials. They rush past the important step of brainstorming ideas without reflecting much on what they want to say. I send them back to Home Depot. A big part of what I do is drawing the story out.

 

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Although the results are as different as each applicant, the process is similar in every case. I teach a structured method for effective communication with minimal effort. After the brainstorming, we shift to critical thinking and organizing the outline to prepare for writing. Besides ending up with a great personal statement, the student will also gain valuable tools for future essay writing. 

Coach Alan

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I’m a lousy golfer, a hopeless cook, and my singing makes my dog cry. I was born to write. It’s the only thing I’ve done consistently for the past 30 years — as a journalist, screenwriter, and on the marketing team at Apple. I learned to teach in college as a writing tutor, but mostly by raising four college-bound children. I studied writing at Wesleyan and earned an MBA from Stanford Business School.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a college essay?

An admissions or application essay, sometimes also called a personal statement or a statement of purpose, is an essay or other written statement written by an applicant, often a prospective student applying to some college, university, or graduate school.

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At Themba Tutors, we will let you know what kind of help you need once we set up a free intake. Knowing the student’s strengths and weaknesses is vital for helping the student with the challenges they’re facing. We offer services that include academic coaching and tutoring based on the student’s needs. We also offer a hybrid model for those students who need help with content and improving their underlying study skills. 

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