I believe the personal essay can be an empowering and fun experience no matter what a student’s relationship with writing is. For many of my clients, writing the personal essay gives new insight into why they are pursuing college in the first place.
For those who are more confident in their writing skills but want guidance in the application process itself, I offer a variety of options for creating an application plan. Understanding the high school resume, preparing for conversational interviews, selecting schools, and even exploring different major and career paths– these are all areas I can assist you with.
High School Programs
Whether applying to private high schools or looking at special programs or internships while in high school, the personal statement is an important tool for convincing others to give you a chance.
For those who are more confident in their writing skills but want guidance in the application process itself, I offer a variety of options for creating a plan. Understanding the high school resume, preparing for conversational interviews, analyzing prompts, and even exploring different special programs– these are all areas I can assist you with.
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.
Artist Statement & Grants
The artist statement combines the difficulty of writing about oneself with the challenge of translating visual elements onto the written page. What do you want your viewer to focus on? How can you convince gatekeepers that your art has something to say?
I’ve given talks and written articles on artist statements and individual grants. Whether you are a visual artist, a writer, or another creative, let my writing expertise and art background help you craft an effective statement about your work.