A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing the Personal Statement and the Supplemental Essays
Hi. If this were a podcast, this would be the part where we’d say, in our distinct voices: “I’m Brittany.” And then: “I’m Emma.” We’ve been working together to guide students through their college applications since 2016. After a few years, we realized our process was not reflected in any of the essay materials we found elsewhere, so we decided to write it down. What started as internal documents for our students eventually turned into a book and we are writing to announce that…
The Complete College Essay Handbook is now available on Amazon!
It’s a no-frills, practical guide that will give students the confidence and know-how they need to craft the best essays for every single school on their list—in less time and with less stress. The Complete College Essay Handbook walks students through:
We are excited to get our expertise and years of experience into the hands of as many students as possible, for the upcoming college essay season.
If you have feedback—or just want to say hi—email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support! – Brittany & Emma
We are excited to welcome Justin, a UCLA grad and practicing artist, who will lead our work with students applying to arts programs.
To develop a high-quality portfolio of approximately 10-15 artworks, students will embark on a course of 15 one-hour-long meetings focused on technical proficiency, experimentation with a variety of mediums and practices, and a continued focus or theme.
Justin’s course begins with a review of the student’s interests and background in the arts and continues through personalized assignments. Included are routine progress check-ups, constructive critiques, and the provision of relevant historical materials.
For a more detailed outline of the course or information regarding how we help students draft their artist statement of purpose, please email us or call 609-618-3584.
Want to get the most important piece of writing in your college application completed efficiently and effectively?
In one week of focused work with an essay expert, you will be able to check a very important college application item off your list: the Common Application essay.
More specifically, in this program you will:
You’ll also get access to sample personal statements by real-life students we’ve worked with (and who have gained admission to selective colleges and universities!).
When is this program offered?
Who should sign up for this program?
How do I get more information and pricing?
Colleges interviews have moved online, and we are offering interview prep sessions via Zoom and Google Meet this summer and fall.
Practice with a parent or friend, or practice with us, but never go to an interview unprepared! Learning how to interview is a skill for life, not just for the college process. Email us if you are interested in learning how to ace your virtual interview.
Colleges love seeing students take part in meaningful, self-directed work.
We help students in grades 9-11 create purpose projects—a project they design and implement (with our help!), which taps into their interests and talents (the things they love, that bring them joy, that they want to study in college, or that they feel could best help their school, community, or the world). A purpose project is connected to a deeper purpose and has tangible outcomes that the student sets.
Past projects from our students include writing a children’s book, completing a literature review or book challenge, creating a trailer for a documentary (and founding a non-profit, a school club, an app), spearheading an innovative volunteer event, fundraising for an organization in a creative way (selling artwork, an Etsy shop, etc.), and hosting a yearly beach clean-up. The possibilities are endless!
Email us if you are interested in learning more.