Writing the Dreaded College Essay 

So, you're about to write the dreaded College Essay (capitalized to provide the appropriate amount of fear, apprehension, and respect). The College Essay can be broken down into a series of steps and tackled accordingly. What's the secret to a stellar College Essay? Editing and Revision. 

That's where I come in.  I have worked with college-bound high school students for 6+ years, creating partnerships to write, structure, edit.... and, of course, submit the strongest essays possible. In addition, my 2+ years as the Assistant Director of College Counseling at an independent private school in the metropolitan Washington, DC area taught me what universities want to see on those applications.  I also have directed a summer writing program at an independent school geared specifically toward writing the personal essay. Finally, my 3+ years experience in proposal writing (for a major health insurance company) and technical writing (for a neuropsychological center) have given me an eye for detail.

But don't take my word for it -- here are a few testimonials from previous clients: 

Third Year Student, University of Virginia: 

"My college acceptance is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and investment that Monika Viola has in her students. Monika helped me structure each of my eight essays, going through several drafts a piece, and personally meeting with me after every revision. With her aid and constant support, I was able to transform my initial essay attempts into some of my best pieces of writing, which in turn helped me gain admission to my first choice school."

For information on rates and session packages, please contact me with your specific needs via my contact page. The writing process can be accomplished in person, via telephone/skype, or directly through email -- we can structure our approach to fit your preferences. 

College is one of the exciting milestones in life... let's write the essay that helps you reach your dreams.