Posts in Admissions Essay
Zach Admission Essay

"Dan challenged me to write about myself in a way that I had never been asked to do before. With Dan it was not about who I was as a student but rather who I am as a person. When I sent off my college applications, I didn’t have to worry about my essay, because I knew it was my best work. Six weeks later I got a letter from Harvard inviting me to an exclusive on-campus interview with a note: they loved my essay."

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Whitney Admission Essay

"My daughter was accepted to 11 of the 14 schools that she applied to. A number of them gave her merit scholarships, about a total of $200,000 (too bad she can't take all the scholarships and apply it to one school). Since her grades and test scores were not all that great, I am inclined to believe that the key to these admissions was the combination of her activities and her essay. Three of the schools complimented her on her essay!"

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Chelsea B. (Transfer Candidate)

“I had never worked with a writing coach before and it was so worth it. Dan is really easy to talk to, super organized and helpful, and just truly great at what he does. Every counselor, professor, and friend I have shown my essays to have said they're really strong, captivating, precise, and eloquently written.

With Dan's help I was accepted into UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCSC, UCSB, UCSD, UCI, UC Merced, SFSU, SJSU, Cal Poly, CSU Monterey Bay and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (that's 12 of the 14 schools I applied to). I was also offered 11 different scholarships, so working with Dan definitely pays off big time! I couldn't have done it without him! I wholeheartedly recommend working with Dan, and I will definitely be going back to see him when I write my grad school apps! He's the best.”

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Gayle G.

“We are so glad we found Dan! I specifically looked on Yelp to find a much needed essay coach for my son who is starting college in the fall of 2019. My 17 year old son seemed to be struggling with his essays and was putting himself under a lot of stress. Once Dan starting working with him he was able to relax and get his thoughts down on paper with confidence. Dan's knowledge, expertise and patience were a blessing!”

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Vik Admission Essay

“My son who is applying for college admissions in fall of 2019 has been working with Dan for his common app. essays, UC essays and any supplemental writing and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with him. Dan is a very good listener, has this amazing ability to connect with the student and bring out their unique best and pen it beautifully in their personal essays. He is very methodical and organized and very easy to work with.”

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Devin B Admission Essay

"Dan worked closely with me in organizing my thoughts from rough drafts into seamless renditions of my graduate school personal statement. He is a man who clearly understands how to structure and drive a story, and he does it with passion and an investment in the success of the people he helps. Dan is as good of a writer as he is a teacher, and I will take all of the techniques he has taught me into my graduate school career!"

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