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College Essay Preparation

Before working with Robin, I thought I had a decent understanding of what I could write about for my essays. However, her guidance helped me bring out more parts of myself and put words to the feelings that influence my actions. My essays and applications were dramatically improved, and her expertise helped make sure I accurately represented myself. She is by far the most helpful person I have worked with for college applications!

R.P., Student, Duke Class of 2024

[My daughter] has been accepted to all of her top-choice schools. Essentially, she has not received a single decline. Robin, we could not have accomplished this without you. I give all credit to her for the young lady and student she has become. I credit you for teaching her how to dig deep and understand herself in a way she was not able to express until working with you. The credit for coaxing her heart from her head to the page, in her own words, goes exclusively to you. Thank you.

S.S., Parent, UNC Chapel Hill Class of 2024

Our essay clients have been admitted to:

  • Princeton

  • Harvard

  • Yale

  • Stanford

  • Cornell

  • Duke

  • Vanderbilt

  • Brown

  • U Penn

  • Dartmouth

  • UNC Chapel Hill

  • University of South Carolina

  • NC State

  • Tulane

  • USC

  • Washington and Lee

  • Clemson

  • Furman

  • Naval Academy

  • and many more...

Writing college essays, students learn to
  • Understand themselves

  • Increase self-confidence

  • Polish their grammar and style

  • Appeal to the admissions audience

  • Identify their unique writing voices

  • Persuasively communicate their best qualities

  • Plan to get the most out of the college experience

Having read over 12,000 essays as a Princeton Admissions Officer and worked with thousands of students, I help clients create essays that capture a student's personality and unique contributions. This student-centered approach helps writers find their best fit school and makes sure that colleges value them as individuals. 


Whether your student is starting from scratch or has a completed draft for polishing, we can start anywhere in the process and produce work that is personalized, targeted, and highlights dynamic individual qualities.

Robin was awesome to work with! She picked apart the flaws in my college essay and transformed it into an impressive and compelling piece. Contributing to the essay's drastic improvement, Robin's ability to think up critical questions made me perceive my work in a new perspective.

E.R, Student, Class of 2021

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