Guidance and Support for the College Application Essay

What I Do

My name is Linda Hughes and I provide one-on-one assistance to help your child produce their best college application essay. I am based in Northern New Jersey and can work in the comfort of your home (outside, if you prefer) or remotely via Zoom, FaceTime or Google. Outside on my porch is also an option.

Together, we will identify the essay prompt that will enable your child to tell his or her unique story in their own voice with style and confidence. Creating a well-written essay that includes concrete details about a specific experience can help your child stand out in the application process.

Once a topic has been selected, we will work on highlighting personal voice, paragraph structure and essay construction, transitions, grammar, and the often challenging, but vitally important, conclusion. For most students, this process can take several sessions, usually about three, but sometimes as many as five.

Of course, some kids have their essay already written, and are just looking for an extra set of non-parental eyes to ensure that everything is spelled correctly, and all the commas are in the right place. I also do that.

Each session lasts about an hour, and there will usually be pre-writing or writing assigned in between sessions.

My fee is $85 per hour. Three sessions are offered at $250.