About

Established in 2005, Essay Coaching helps parents and students reduce their stress. It’s fun and effective.  Recent graduates accepted to Yale University and Kellogg MBA program at Northeastern University.  During classes and appointments, Essay Coaching combines creative writing exercises and a positive, self-affirming outlook to elicit compelling stories about the unique strengths within each of us. Each client is treated with respect and confidentiality, according to the Code of Ethics of the International Association of Coaching.

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Debbie Eisenberg Merion, M.S.W., M.F.A. is the owner of Essay Coaching. She has developed and tested coaching techniques that combine her experiences in counseling, teaching college English, 30 years of professional writing, and perhaps most importantly, as a parent. Debbie’s 100+ stories as an award-winning journalist and essayist have appeared in publications such as the Ann Arbor Observer, Hour Detroit, Medicine at Michigan, and Movement, and her monthly column appears in the Ann Arbor Business Review.  Read Debbie revealing story about how U-M admits undergraduates: “Paper Cut – The U-M Picks Its Freshman Class

In 2011 she authored the second edition of Solving the College Admissions Puzzle: A Guide for Students and Families About College Selection, Essay Writing and High-Stakes Testing with co-authors John Boshoven, M.S.W, and Geri Markel, Ph.D.

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Professional Connections

Member, Author’s Guild

Member, Michigan Association for College Admission Advisors (MACAC)

“I am passionate about the potential of the college essay to improve high school students’ opportunities, writing skills, self-awareness, life-planning, and readiness for college.” –Debbie Merion