Authentic essays are the ticket to where

you want to go and who you want to be.


I can help.

I've been around both high school students and writing my whole adult life. I've written professionally as the director of content for The ScreamFree Institute, publishing thousands of articles, editing two full length books, and co-writing a third. I also spent 20 years teaching English in the high school classroom, where I helped thousands of students navigate their college application essays.

No other task in the college application process strikes as much fear, trepidation, and procrastination as the personal essay. But writing the personal essay can actually be a fun, insightful, meaningful activity that not only increases your chances of getting in to that dream school but also increases your confidence about who you are and what you really want along the way.

Lots of great resources already exist to help. But I've found that a personalized experience is the best way to craft a personal essay. In just a few, painless, (dare I claim enjoyable?) sessions, I can help you:

  • learn more about yourself, your gifts, your values, and your true desires

  • demystify and defang the personal essay process 

  • create an essay that is 100% yours, while also  

  • helping you develop the communication skills you can take with you for the rest of your days.