"Absolutely no one in the market of teaching the art of the college essay—and that includes professionals working through online services—can exceed the unique combination of intelligence, creativity, personal skills and integrity that Kate Callahan brings to her work..." More
- Mary Collins, Associate Professor Creative Writing CCSU
— Patrick Gustafson, Assistant Principal Coginchaug High School, CT
"The college essay can be a daunting task. Where do you find time to write the essay while trying to balance all of the demands on your time? How do you distinguish yourself from thousands of other students all competing for the same college acceptance? Kate Callahan is the answer. A skilled writer, Kate has mastered the craft of writing creative non-fiction. If you are open to exploring who you truly are, then Kate Callahan is the person to guide you on that journey..." More
"Prior to working with Kate, I had a mess of ideas and bits and pieces of a story. I wanted to make sure that this special aspect of my life got the chance to have its shining moment in one of the most important pieces of writing I have written thus far. I struggled with finding the most concise yet compelling syntax in a way to share with the reader who I really am. With Kate’s help I was able to find those perfect words, and for the first time, after just one formal session, I walked away from a piece of writing feeling satisfied and genuinely proud with the work I had just created..." More
-Katherine Manaresi Hall '23
“I had all these ideas of something more that I just couldn’t fully realize on my own, but the guidance I received allowed me to write an essay that truly felt like me.”
-Will Tonkinson, Conard High School '22, Marist '26
"After working with Kate, I have gained full confidence in my college essay. I discovered my hidden writing capabilities and was able to simultaneously specify and elaborate with every word I chose. Kate helped me find the perfect word I would need to allow me to get my point across without being too verbose. I found my writing voice and the powerful impact that an essay can have in moving someone."
-Mary Clark, Simsbury High School ‘18
"My experience with Art of the College Essay simultaneously improved the clarity of my writing and decreased my stress surrounding the college process as a whole. Because of this service, I had the courage to attempt multiple drafts of my paper and spend the time that my writing really needed. When I felt unsure about adjustments to my paper, I always received prompt suggestions within twenty-four hours...More
Classical Magnet School '16, Yale '20
"In my time working with Kate, I was able discover my own voice. She helped me understand where I could improve my writing and display my unique voice in my essay. The tips and questions she provided allowed myself to write with more clarity and description than I could have managed without her."
-Erin Tully, Northwest Catholic High '16
"They say life is about the journey not the destination; Kate proves the adage wrong. The inspiring journey of writing is only ameliorated by the pride you'll feel once you reach the destination of an honest and extraordinary college essay..." More
-Max Weinstein, Hall High '14
"Kate worked with my son to write the perfect college essay. She was extremely available to him. Their first meeting my son did not even know what he was going to write about. His finished essay was perfect and he was accepted into all of his choice colleges. "
-Tricia Pennington, Parent
"My daughter, Lauren, worked with Kate, over the past few weeks of this summer, to craft her college essay. Kate made it an easy and non-stressful process. She helped Lauren with her brainstorming of ideas, organizing her thoughts, and set achievable timeframes for next steps. This allowed Lauren the time to focus on her essay over the summer in a stress-free environment. I cannot say enough positive things about Kate’s program. Lauren had a positive outlook on the process, she was not stressed, and is proud of her college essay. Lauren was able to find her voice and creativity through Kate’s coaching sessions. For Lauren to feel positive about the process and proud of the product she created speaks volumes to the program that Kate provides!"
-Susanne Carrier, Parent
"Kate showed genuine interest in me as an individual, and demonstrated to me (through her own wonderful poems and songs) how interesting seemingly-mundane details can be. She encouraged me to showcase my unique voice and helped me find beauty, humor, and sentiment in day-to-day life..." More
-Molly Rosenthal, Hall High '07, Hobart & William Smith '11
"Through her voice and lyrics, Kate pushed me to write my mighty emotions into words. When words could not explain my thoughts, she offered her experience as a songwriter to aid me in my quest so that I could piece together my art..." More
-Roopesh Motiram, Hall High '13, CCSU '16