College Application Essay Coaching

College applications can be daunting, but getting a head start helps relieve stress and encourages ownership of the process. I provide guidance as students begin their journey toward college entrance, encouraging them to honor their own personal stories, to discover their deepest beliefs, and to hone the writing and self-presentation skills needed to ensure their successes in college and beyond. At my Mighty Writing blog, I offer friendly and invaluable advice, such as why to start with an image (not a prompt), how to show your genius, the 1-2-3 steps to discovering your hero’s journey, and much more.

Mighty Writing College Application Essay Guide
(for Kindle and in paperback)

In collaboration with admissions consultant Irena Smith, Ph.D., Laurie authored the
Mighty Writing College Application Essay Guide, available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

“This is an expert, engaging, and truly helpful guide for any student staring down the ‘mouth of hell’ —the daunting college application essay process.”
     —Katherine Ellison, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention.

Initial Consultation

In an initial hour-long student consultation — either in person in Austin, or remotely by phone or online — we’ll discuss your resume, academic interests, and life experiences in order to uncover the most compelling topics for college application essays. Based on your list of potential colleges, we’ll also review essay prompts and develop an initial essay writing strategy.

Includes:
  • help discovering best topics, based on information gathered from the student
  • personalized tips, essay development plan, and writing resources
  • a follow-up summation of the meeting, including a suggested plan to move forward

Reserve a spot by prepaying, or contact me first at laurie@mightywriting.org

Consultation Cost: $145
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Personalized Essay Coaching and Feedback ($90/hr)

The most engaging and insightful college application essays require several rounds of revision. For students who would like to receive further guidance in the writing and revision process, I provide extensive written feedback to help shape drafts into polished essays that successfully and authentically help you put your best foot forward.

5-hour pre-paid Package: $400

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or 10-hour pre-paid Package: $760

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Fellowships, Post-Bacc, Graduate School Services

I also have experience with application essays for fellowships, post-bacc programs, graduate school and the like. Feel free to get in touch!

5-hour pre-paid Package: $400

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or 10-hour pre-paid Package: $760

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READY TO JUMP START YOUR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAY?
Contact Laurie Filipelli — laurie@mightywriting.org or 512-415-6882