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Art of the Essay

"I believe your teen can write an outstanding college essay! I find the template aspect of online, essay writing services impersonal. At Art of the College Essay, I work with your teen, via virtual platforms, to transform raw ideas into powerful stories. This is a dynamic process aimed at easing stress so authentic ideas can emerge. I wish I had had this service when I was applying to college! I look forward to the opportunity to work with and encourage your teen."

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Art of the College Essay works with each student, anticipates different learning styles, and ensures every session will draw out her/his/their clear writing voice... More

Writing Skill

The Art of the College Essay introduces or refines creative techniques, like inserting dialogue, using personification, or creating suspense to encourage your teen's most engaging writing style... More


Admissions Directors agree that of the thousands of essays that cross their desks each year, thoughtful, creative, and well-crafted essays stand out. A careful revision process leads to outstanding writing. Art of the College Essay will show your teen how to stay motivated through this important process. 


Kate is a certified high school English teacher. Her in-depth study of the art of the college essay includes fifteen years as Artist-in-Residence in the West Hartford Public Schools. She has interacted with hundreds of students and their writing... More

Real World

Since its launch in 2013, Art of the College Essay has helped teens, across the country, write outstanding college essays. Kate's clients have been accepted to Yale, Cornell, University of Michigan, MIT, Boston College, Hamilton College, University of Vermont, UNC, USC, CalArts, UCONN, Fordham University, Pace University, & NYU among others. 

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