College Essay Boot Camp

Next course planned for Spring of 2021
Mon/Wed evenings @ 7:00 PM
or Tues/Thurs evenings @ 7:00 PM
An online course

Anxious about the college application essay? Unsure where to begin, what to write about, or how to make it shine? This course is here to help! In this 4-week, 8-session online evening course, I will take the mystery out of the process and reduce your anxiety along the way. As an 18-year veteran English teacher at Westborough (MA) High School, I’ve helped 1,000+ students write successful college essays. I can help you, too. 

I use a student-centered, choice-based, step-by-step approach. This includes coaching and brainstorming to:

  • find the best topics and story ideas
  • map out a plan
  • engage your reader
  • tell a great story, and
  • show your best self

Ideal for grades 11-12, plus anyone applying (or re-applying) to college
Minimum enrollment: 3 students; Maximum enrollment: 8 students

Sample Class Meeting Schedule (based on the last course section):
Tuesdays and Thursdays from November 10 to December 10, 7-8 p.m. (EST)
Week 1: Tues. 11/10 & Thurs. 11/12
Week 2: Tues. 11/17 & Thurs. 11/19
Week 3*: Tues. 12/1 & Thurs. 12/3
Week 4: Tues. 12/8* & Thurs. 12/10*

*We will not meet during Thanksgiving Week.
*On 12/8, Depending on the number of students enrolled in the course, conferences on this date may be extended beyond class time.
*On 12/10, in place of a whole-class meeting, students will sign up for a 20-minute one-on-one draft feedback session with the instructor between 5 and 9 p.m. that evening.

Tuition: $375

Tuition includes:

  • 5 hours of whole-class instruction
  • 5 individual conference sessions with the instructor-written instructor feedback on two drafts
  • helpful step-by-step guides and checklists
  • a helpful session re-cap and reminder of tasks to complete between sessions
  • access to all course materials after the course ends

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