Creative Writing and College Essay Coaching

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How I got here:

I have always been curious about people and their choices.

Their whole story.

Their why.

This curiosity drove me to study psychology in college. I pursued a graduate degree in education. I taught in both private and public schools. I owned a knitting shop and taught classes there as well. What made me most excited, more than teaching any specific subject matter, was noticing what made children and adults come alive.

I am also a mom to four boys. I have found their teenage years to be the most compelling —  watching them grow into their fuller self while also noticing childhood inclinations expressed in more sophisticated ways.

I believe that my work as a writing tutor and college workshop facilitator is a meaningful way to help young adults take notice of who they are and where they want to go.

This knowing, I believe, is the first important step to a contented life.

I have worked with students who have been accepted to a wide variety of colleges and universities. Some of them include:

  • Williams College
  • Columbia Law School
  • Duke University
  • Northwestern University
  • Rutgers-School of Pharmacy
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Michigan
  • Georgetown Law School
  • Swarthmore College
  • Pitzer College
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Seton Hall University
  • Fairfield University
  • Loyola University
  • Xavier University
  • Miami University
  • Drexel University
  • Rutgers University
  • Duke Law School
  • University of Michigan Law School

Click below for a recent article I wrote for  Your Teen for Parents:

Turn “Being Average” into your Superpower