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Mar 03 2014

I am offering tutoring services for students crafting essays and personal 
statements during the college admissions process.  I have worked as a 
professional writer for seven years primarily in development, copywriting, and 
editing for non-profit organizations.  Previously, I taught university students for 
three years through the Campus Learning Assistance Services at the University 
of California, Santa Barbara as a writing tutor and professor's assistant.  I can 
help your child prepare successful college entrance essays and personal 
statements while simultaneously working to develop lasting skills in the craft of 
writing.  I live in North Oakland and I am available for tutoring services 
throughout the Bay Area.
Nick Robinson robinson.nicholas.i[at] 


Feb 05 2014


I'm a recent college graduate who has been working in youth
empowerment services for about 4 years. Most recently I have
been working with homeless youth helping them with their GED
prep or college admissions support. As someone who has
recently been through the process, I know it quite well and
can give support around application processes, letters of
intent and organizational support. I also can give support
with essay writing and exam prep.

If any of this sounds good, let's meet up and see if I would
be a good fit for your child that needs support!

Caleb Feigin calebfeigin[at] 


Jan 07 2014

Mia Sara Bruch, a Berkeley-based tutor, is delighted to offer her services in 
helping your teen write an outstanding college admissions essay.  Mia is a 
graduate of the College Preparatory School and earned both a BA and a PhD at 
Stanford University.  While at Stanford, she received both the Golden Prize and 
the Lieberman Fellowship, the university?s highest honors for work in the 
humanities.  She has collaborated with best-selling authors Abraham Verghese 
(author of Cutting for Stone) and Jonathan Safran Foer (author of Everything Is 
Illuminated) and has done policy writing for the Aspen Institute and the Atlantic 
Council.  She is the winner of Stanford?s Centennial Prize for teaching, and 
taught English and debate to students in College Prep?s summer Partners 
Mia can be contacted at miabruch [at]
Mia Bruch miabruch[at] 


Dec 18 2013

I am a female psychology major currently at Occidental College offering help 
with college essays and general advice applying to college. I will be 
graduating in spring of 2014. As a senior in college who has gone through 
the application process, I feel like I can give helpful advice in applying to 
In addition, I offer tutoring in writing for students in elementary thru high 
school. I am most familiar with research-based writing in psychology, but can 
help with general writing needs as well. 
I have worked with several tutoring companies in both paid and nonpaid 
positions such as Reading Partners, the Neighborhood Partnership Program of 
Occidental College, and Learning with Laptops. 
I charge $30 per hour for either tutoring or college application help. I can 
meet at your house or at a public place such as the library or coffee shop. I 
am available from Dec. 19-Jan 20.
Thank you, and I hope to hear from you, any and all questions!
Kaila Chan kchan[at] 


Nov 03 2013

Hello my name is Lauren! I graduated with my BA from Johns Hopkins University 
and now pursuing an MPH in Maternal and Child Health at UC Berkeley School of 
Public Health. I spent a year in Bangladesh teaching English at a women's 
university. I am also a Gates Millennium Scholar. I am offering services for 
college admissions help and also reading and writing tutoring. I live in the 
Elmwood area and available most nights and weekends. Please contact me if you 
have further questions. 
Lauren  laurenvilla[at] 5102920999


Sep 16 2013

I am a non-profit lawyer who's been helping friends, and friends of friends, write college, grad school and scholarship/fellowship 
essays for years. Since I am newly trying my hand at doing it for a fee, I am offering the first 2 respondents to this post four 
hours of work free, simply for the feedback.

In that time, I will:

- talk with you (or your child) about your goals at the college or grad school or with the scholarship to which are you are 
- review with you the elements of a compelling personal statement,
- gain an understanding of what you want to tell the reader and why, your ?voice? and writing style,
- help you develop an outline, and
- review and edit one draft for completeness and quality of expression.

I am located in Oakland and will happily drive within a forty minute radius of my home near Lake Merritt. 
Andrea Luquetta andrea.luquetta[at] 


Sep 08 2013

I have a lot of experience helping high schools students to
craft excellent essays for the college applications. I also
advise on graduate programs and applying for funding.
 About me: I have an extensive academic and teaching
background, including two Masters degrees and experience
teaching at UC Berkeley as a PhD student. I very much enjoy
learning, teaching, and helping students to find enthusiasm
for the material they are studying and to build confidence
in their abilities to succeed in life. I work with each
student in a patient, caring, and fun way to address their
individual needs. ? My rates: $40/hr Please contact me for a
full resume and references. Thank you! Annabelle 
Annabelle Drda annabelle.drda[at] 


Sep 03 2013

Parents- is your teen applying to college this year?

We are two VERY EXPERIENCED East Bay writing coaches.
And we know how to make the college application essay writing process  
FAST, INSPIRING and FUN for your high school senior!

Our offerings include: 
- powerful week-long (& weekend) workshops in Alameda
- private one-on-one sessions 

We help kids bring to life the small, beautiful moments of their lives and 
marry those moments with the essay questions found on the Common 
and U.C. applications.

We use a tried & true (& FUN!!) process of:
~ writing prompts 
~ brainstorming 
~ mind-mapping exercises

+ For a limited time, when you sign up with a friend you each get $50 

Workshops run August - November & there are only a limited # of 
spots, so sign up soon.
Visit our website today to learn more! 

Thank you!
Laurie Wagner storyofyouworkshops[at] 


Aug 15 2013

I am a Harvard graduate who comes from ''the other side of the desk'' 
with experience in admissions at Harvard College, the University of 
Michigan, and most recently at UC Berkeley School of Law, where I was 
Associate Director of Admissions. 

I have been a college consultant for more than thirteen years and am 
Special Editor for Get Into College, an insider's guide to the admissions 
process, published in 2009.

I personally guide my students through every step of the college 
admissions process. My students have gained admission to: Stanford, 
University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Brown, Northwestern, Lewis & Clark, 
Yale, Wesleyan, UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, George Washington, 
Boston University, CU Boulder, Barnard, Santa Clara, New York 
University, University of Michigan, Vanderbilt, and many others.

Please visit my website at or contact me at 
Jennifer Kabat jkabat[at] 


Aug 13 2013

?THE STORY OF YOU: Write a Winning College Essay in 1 Week? is a 
powerful workshop for high school seniors to jumpstart the college 
essay process. Many kids don't have any idea what to write about, and 
end up feeling like they have to brag about things they've done. This 
might make them look good on paper, but in the end, doesn't reveal 
anything about who they really are - which is what college admission 
directors are looking for. Through a series of writing prompts, 
brainstorming, and mind-mapping exercises, these workshops help 
kids bring to life the small, beautiful moments of their lives that offer a 
window into who they are as unique individuals, and marry those 
moments with the essay questions from the Common App & the U.C. 
application. Weekly (and weekend) workshops run throughout the fall in 
Alameda.  We also offer private supplemental editing services to help 
your child create a finished product. To learn more visit:
Laurie Wagner storyofyouworkshops[at] 510-703-4030


Jun 23 2013

The school year isn't far away. Is your child ready for college applications?

The personal essay is an applicant's best chance to showcase his or her 
strengths and win admissions officers over. But it's hard to tell the right story 
in 500 words.

I'll work with your child to craft memorable, error-free essays in his or her 

Hi, I'm Stephanie. I'm a reporter at San Francisco's biggest daily newspaper, so 
I know how to tell compelling stories on deadline. As a recent college 
graduate, I understand what it takes to be a successful applicant. My essays 
got me into UC Berkeley, where I graduated in 2010 with honors in 
comparative literature.

Your first meeting with me is free. After that, if you want to work with me in a 
way that fits your needs (Skype, email, etc.), my early-bird rate for summer 
sessions is $50/hour. (Sessions during school are $70.) Get a head start on 
the competition! I look forward to meeting you soon.
Stephanie Lee stephmlee88[at] 


Jun 12 2013

My name is Katie Kirkpatrick and I have 8 years experience 
as a high school writing teacher. I am now transitioning 
into a new role as Director of English Language Arts 
Achievement for the KIPP Foundation. I graduated from 
Princeton in 2004 with a BA in History, Spanish, and Latin 
American Studies.

For the past 6 years, I have led a highly successful college 
essay writing boot camp for our high school seniors. I will 
be continuing my work in essay coaching this year as a 
private consultant. 

Here are some links that explain some of my most recent 
Katie Kirkpatrick katie.kirkpatrick[at] 


Jun 05 2013

I am a Brown University student and I have been tutoring for over six years. I 
applied to many schools my senior year, so I have experience with the college 
application process. I am living in Oakland this summer from June 15-August 
15 and can commute to most of the East Bay area. 
Recommendations available. Hourly rate is negotiable. 
Cassidy Bennett cassidy_bennett[at] 


May 11 2013

I earned my B.A. with Distinction from Stanford where I
received multiple awards for excellence in writing.  My
essays are published in several anthologies.
I also hold a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and have worked as
a high school counselor.   
From many years of experience tutoring as a college
application essay specialist, I bring a collaborative
approach to working with adolescents, meeting each student
where they are in their own development. I help students
cultivate their own voice & feel supported in areas of
challenge. I have worked for a number of elite college prep
companies and now offer the same services independently at
reduced cost.  
Testimonial: ''Eva's compassionate & intelligent presence
provided much-needed guidance to my daughter during the
stressful college application process. Combining her skills
as a professional writer and therapist-in-training, Eva?s
ability to connect with adolescents is terrific! I highly
recommend her!? 
Eva Tuschman eva.tuschman[at]gmail.come (650) 353-1745


Apr 15 2013

I am Julian Morris-Walker and I am a Berkeley High alum ('12), currently a 
freshman studying at the American University in Washington D.C. 

Having gone through the college admission process and helping a lot of my 
friends along the way, I would like to offer my services to you and your student. 
From advice to which schools to apply to or editing college essays, I would love 
to be of service to Berkeley's college aged youth!

I have extensive experience tutoring students during my time at Berkeley High 
and teaching students English literature and composition in San Francisco the 
past few summers! Resume can be provided.

My wage is negotiable (depending on type and amount of need) and hours 
flexible. Will be in the Bay Area all summer, but can work with student during 
school year as well (Google Docs, email, etc).

I have a vast amount of knowledge about the current college application process 
and would love to share it with you and your student!
Julian Morris-Walker jm3969a[at] 


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