Admissions Writing Coach
Why Work With Me?
I’ve tutored hundreds of students for over a decade on their college essays helping them gain admission to Stanford, Columbia, Rice, UCLA, UCSD, UC Berkeley & more.
I provide a positive, student-centered experience dedicated to student success.
I listen to your concerns and questions and work hard to tailor tutoring to meet your individual needs.
I take stress off parents ensuring students follow through and finish engaging, insightful, effective essays well before deadlines.
I regularly share useful resources with my clients.
I’m connected to a wide network of teachers and counselors.
I’m an award-winning freelance writer who works on my craft daily.
Services I Offer
Crafting Your College Essay Workshops: (2 hours)
Get a strong start on UC Personal Insight Questions or Common App Personal Statement.
Use a step-by-step approach
choose engaging topics that provide authentic insight
reveal your best qualities to stand out as an applicant
Brainstorming activities that dig deep into self-reflection.
Practice using powerful details and language.
Read successful sample essays.
Discuss key attributes that UC schools are seeking
Take time to answer your questions.
This small group workshops offered online through Zoom. Sign up for an available date. Or, if you’d like to work with a group of classmates, contact me to arrange a mutually convenient date.
Individualized Tutoring: Refining Your College Essay
For students who have written rough drafts.
Review of rough drafts.
A one-on-one Zoom session discussing individual questions & needs.
Polishing, editing, and follow up questions through Google docs.
Ensure your topics help you stand out and avoid redundancy.
Use effective tone, strong details, avoid cliches.
Choose most effective organization.
Work toward clarity, meeting word counts and deadlines.
Packages available for:
UC Personal Insight Questions.
Common App, including supplementals (up to 3 schools), and UC PIQs.
Hourly rate available for revising and editing an individual essay.
Kyla, Sarah Lawrence College
"Cherie is such an incredible help in the college essay writing process. Through working with Cherie I was able to get helpful, honest, encouraging feedback. There was never a time where I felt like I couldn’t go to Cherie. I knew she was always there to help me whenever I got stuck.Cherie’s aid helped me get into 5 of my top schools. Not only did I receive amazing help, I also have come out on the other side of the college essay writing process as a stronger, more confident writer. What I have learned through working with Cherie will impact me in my college years and beyond."