Graduate School and College Application Essay Coaching
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Essay Coaching Can Help

Since 2005, Essay Coaching has been guiding high school students and graduate students to create strong application essays with less family stress.

During a series of individual coaching sessions, students learn to write their story into essays that stand out to colleges as positive and compelling. But that’s not all.

Stronger Writing for College And Beyond

Through our coaching process, we help people understand their skills and strengths, articulate their study and work interests, and learn writing and editing strategies they’ll use in college and beyond. Learn more about the Essay Coaching difference here.

Get started today with a free 20 minute consultation to tell us about your needs.

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Multiple Family Members

BJ's Mother Says:

This is the second time our family has used Debbie Merion's essay coaching services...and the second time we've had a child be accepted to every college to which he applied. Thanks, Debbie!

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2016-09-20T21:22:44+00:00

B. from Maryland

BJ's Mother Says: This is the second time our family has used Debbie Merion's essay coaching services...and the second time we've had a child be accepted to every college to which he applied. Thanks, Debbie!

Insightful, Fun & Easy Going

"My daughter worked with Deb a few years back to tweak her college essay. All her college acceptances commented on her unique essay, as did her one late rejection. Deb is insightful, fun & easy going. She relates well to students and is able to get them to organize their own thoughts in an original yet interesting & professional way."

Barb Kolling, Ann Arbor, MI.

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2016-09-20T21:25:50+00:00

Barb Kolling, Ann Arbor, MI.

"My daughter worked with Deb a few years back to tweak her college essay. All her college acceptances commented on her unique essay, as did her one late rejection. Deb is insightful, fun & easy going. She relates well to students and is able to get them to organize their own thoughts in an original yet interesting & professional way."

Brainstorming Ideas

"I liked how I would brainstorm ideas with you, and how you took a personal interest in my life to find out what I could best write about. My advice to other students is to not stress about finding a good story, because everyone has something unique and important to say."

Madeleine L.

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2016-09-20T21:28:28+00:00

Madeleine L.

"I liked how I would brainstorm ideas with you, and how you took a personal interest in my life to find out what I could best write about. My advice to other students is to not stress about finding a good story, because everyone has something unique and important to say."

Impressive Essays

“She received a 97% on her midterm in Black Women in the Diaspora class. Her professor was so impressed with her essays that she asked Taylor if she could share them with the entire class to showcase a well written essay! That, of course, made both of us proud and I wanted to share that good news with you as I’m certain your work with Taylor continues to help her every day as a college student.”

Dara M.

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2024-07-13T18:57:14+00:00

Dara M.

“She received a 97% on her midterm in Black Women in the Diaspora class. Her professor was so impressed with her essays that she asked Taylor if she could share them with the entire class to showcase a well written essay! That, of course, made both of us proud and I wanted to share that good news with you as I’m certain your work with Taylor continues to help her every day as a college student.”
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