Graduate school, as they say, is a whole new level.
That’s why I offer graduate application help.
Whether you have been out of school for a while and are planning to return for a professional degree, or you are looking at staying in academia, I can work with you on any aspect of your graduate school goals.
If writing isn’t your thing, or you haven’t done much of it since your first year in college, I can work with you on personal statement coaching for a wide variety of programs. In the past, I’ve worked on statements for Masters and Ph.D. programs. No matter your reasons for pursuing graduate school, the personal statement can be a powerful tool to prove your readiness for the field you hope to excel in.
What if you want to attend graduate school, but you don’t know where to start? Begin with a one-on-one coaching session with me to talk about your passions, programs you’re considering, and how to navigate all of your options. From there, we can create an application plan that incorporates researching schools, spacing out your writing, asking for letters of recommendation, and whether or not to tell your boss.
Rates start at $150/hour. For rush turnarounds, an additional $50/hour may be charged.
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No matter your reasons for pursuing graduate school, the application process and research that goes into it can be an opportunity for checking-in with your long term goals, leading to new insights and direction. Whether you are anxious or excited (or both!), I can guide your graduate school application help through my empathetic and straightforward individual coaching.
Some applicants are lucky with support systems of friends, family, and mentors. If you need a bit more love in your corner, let my coaching sessions help cheer you on and motivate you through the process. My active listening and straight-to-the-point advice will give you the confidence to follow-through on your plans no matter if this is your first year applying or your third.
Applying to graduate school is as much a juggling act as it is a marathon. Let me help you through this process in an efficient and strategic way. Rates start at $150/hour.
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I know what you’re thinking.
“How am I going to write a thesis or dissertation if I can’t even write a page about myself and my plans?”
We’ve all been there.
If writing isn’t your thing, or you haven’t done much of it since your first year in college, I can provide personal statement help for a wide variety of programs. I’ve done one-on-one statement coaching with applicants for Masters and Ph.D. programs in the humanities, arts, sciences, data science, and business.
Using both my time as an Assistant Director in undergraduate admissions and working in a University Writing Center to give graduate application writing help that brings confidence and clarity to your story and avoids common pitfalls.
The personal statement can be a powerful tool to prove your readiness for the field you hope to excel in. Let me turn a painful process into a helpful one as you clarify why you are applying and what you hope to get out of the graduate school experience.
Rates start at $150/hour. On average, graduate applicants spend 1-4 hours working with me on personal statements.
Do you prefer speaking over video chat? We can do that. Does video chatting make you uncomfortable but you’re no stranger to emojis? We can use chat boxes for live discussion. I can also communicate strictly through email or comment boxes if you prefer to have more time to think through what you want to say. Any combination of communication will be available to you during your time working with me. No matter your time zone, I’m here to support you.
Whether you want access to a personal coach throughout a several month application process or you need expert guidance in writing a high-stakes personal statement, I offer flexible coaching that is uniquely tailored to your needs and communication style. Because of my individualized approach, I only work with three clients per day.
Your time is valuable. With no bulky forced packages of services you could do on your own time with the right information, I can help you pinpoint exactly where you need more guidance and where you can soar on your own. My ultimate goal is to provide you with the knowledge, confidence, and methodology to tackle any future applications all on your own. Though, if you want to come back and work on something super-specific (like one of those “tell us all of your hopes, dreams, and a time when you failed in 150 words maximum”) I’m happy to help.
Jackie is an admissions guru. She not only helped me perfect my statement of purpose, personal history statement, and responses to short answer questions, but she guided me through all aspects of the admissions process. She helped me plan out my timeline for taking the GRE, asking for letters of recommendation, and for working on my applications. She advised me on how to approach one of my recommendation writers who seemed to be putting off writing my letter until the very last minute. She has even taken the time to answer my many questions about financial aid, what admissions officers look for, and other aspects of the admissions process and life as a graduate student. I am eternally grateful to Jackie for her honest feedback, her magical ability to help others word things in the perfect way, and for all of her support throughout the admissions process. Thanks to her, I will be starting a masters in my dream program at my dream school in the fall.
I’d thought my statement was in pretty good shape, but when I received Jackie’s edit I was stunned by how immediately and evidently better it was. Jackie responded to what I’d written sharply and sensitively, and with what’s obviously a huge breadth of knowledge about the admissions process. She raised a few possible red flags in my wording that hadn’t occurred to me and suggested how I might remove them while still staying true to my message. A particular concern of mine was how and whether to address my academic transcripts, and she considered this carefully and offered me a great solution.
My statement still feels like something I’ve written, but it represents me so much more clearly and positively than it did. Jackie gave me insightful feedback on my statement both at a word and sentence level and in terms of its overall structure. I was lucky to have found someone who is such a keen editor, as well as having such a deep understanding of the statement’s context and purpose. I was accepted into the MFA program at the University of Alabama, accepted with an extra fellowship at the University of Minnesota, and waitlisted at the University of Wisconsin Madison. I can’t recommend this service highly enough.
- My ultimate goal is to assist people in discovering how they best learn. I will accomplish this by helping each person develop the skills needed to achieve their best educational or writing outcome.
- I will provide honest feedback in the form of positive praise and/or constructive suggestions to clients I serve in a manner beneficial to their overall learning.
- I will respect and be sensitive to students’ cultural background and personal value system, keeping in mind their personal dignity.
- I recognize I will not have answers to every question asked. Therefore, I will seek assistance in finding answers to clients’ questions and/or directing the student to “how” and “where” appropriate resources are for the information needed.
- I will maintain accurate records of client sessions and keep information about all clients I work with confidential unless they grant me permission to share some or part of their story.
Influences for this philosophy statement include The National Tutoring Association’s Code of Ethics.