College Essay Prep
The essay is a critically important part of the application process, and your opportunity to present your best self to the admissions office. Your passions, your background, and your identity all have to be conveyed in the space of 650 words.
In this 8-week program, you will be guided through the process of writing your best college essay by one of our highly experienced Harvard undergrad tutors, from brainstorming through final revisions. With a flexible start date between 7/1 and 8/31, the structure and advice from your tutor will ensure that you finish your essay with plenty of time to spare before the deadline. You'll meet face-to-face (or online) with your tutor for at least three hours. You'll also receive 3 rounds of focused critiques from your tutor, as well as weekly written feedback so that you know you are on the right track.
In addition to conferences, the student will have a weekly homework assignment/written exercise, which must be submitted to the tutor. The tutor will respond with extensive written feedback and suggestions.
This feedback goes well beyond just proofreading and grammar - you'll better understand how your essay fits into the application process and you'll develop clarity, conciseness, and sophistication in your writing choices.
The result? A highly polished Common App essay that helps you to tell your story.
Whether you are in Boston, Cambridge or abroad, we are excited to help you prepare your Common App essay!
** New: Many schools now require one or more supplementary essays that should be tailored to the school's particular prompts and questions. You can get feedback from tutors on your Supplementary Essays here!