I enjoy coaching fiction and creative nonfiction writers, as well as high school students who want to develop meaningful and original college/scholarship application essays. Recent advisees have been selected for the Key West Writers Workshop, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program, the PEN American Writing For Justice Program, a FIRST Tech Challenge Dean’s List Award, a Coca-Cola Scholarship, the Gore Scholarship at Wichita State, and the SELF Scholarship from the University of Kansas School of Engineering.
I have 30+ years experience teaching literature and creative writing, advising undergraduate and graduate students, and mentoring scholars of all ages and interests through a wide range of applications. I volunteer regularly at local libraries offering drop-in college essay and application support, and I run community writing workshops in support of Friends of Coal Creek, a local non-profit.
Sessions and Rates:
Fiction/Nonfiction Coaching: Send me one page of writing and a description of what you would like to accomplish. Our first 30 minute Zoom is free. My consulting rate is 125/hour (we’ll discuss up to 20 pages, and I’ll send you a follow-up 1-page summary ) or package rates for longer projects.
College Essay Coaching and Application Review:
Initial Zoom Consult. Bring a parent or guardian and a fat list of questions. 8th grade and up. Free/30 minutes.
Application Planning: May include an analysis of experiences and family history, evaluation of interests, curriculum and activities, development of leadership roles, exploration of summer opportunities, strategies for enrichments & letters of recommendation. $65/hour. Grades 9-11.
Essay Coaching and Application Review: Intensive, inclusive, all-around support for rising juniors and fall seniors. Packages starting at $250.
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