Students

The college application essay is your chance to shine.  You tell the admissions counselors who you are and what you will bring to the conversation at school. Many students, however, are stumped about how to express their unique view. That’s where I come in. I will help you brainstorm the right topic and then coach you in finding the narrative that truly reflects your accomplishments and personality.

Parents

I know that college applications can be stressful for you, too. Today, many universities and colleges want several supplemental essays in addition to the Common Application. Get out of the middle and put the load on me!

 

Some of my law school acceptance packets came with handwritten notes from a dean or professor, all of which shared a common theme: ‘You have a great written voice!’ or ‘We were so impressed with your writing!’ For this, I have to again thank Beth! She helped me so much through the essay process and I was really happy with how it turned out.
— -Ben L., Chicago, IL
I highly recommend Beth Levine as a college essay tutor. She excels at finding dynamic topics, connecting with her students and letting their voices and points of view come through. Her reassuring manner and infusion of humor help turn a stressful time into an enjoyable experience.
— Diane A., Stamford, CT
With Beth’s guidance, our son’s essay evolved from an easily forgettable statement into an engaging journey through his passions and dreams for the future. With wit and wisdom, she helped him find his own voice.
— Jon L., Madison, WI
Beth really helped my daughter to reach deep within herself to find the connection of her initial thoughts to the greater picture. She challenged my daughter to push her thoughts further and expand in order to make the bridge. Beth also empowers the students to take ownership of their work and feel confident in it.
— Jannette S., Stamford, CT

My students have been accepted at:

Boston University Law
Carleton College
Duke University
Emerson College
Manhattanville College
Northwestern University
Notre Dame
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.
Swarthmore College
Tufts University

UC Berkeley
UCLA
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Washington University
William and Mary Law

I am an award-winning writer whose essays have been published in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Salon.com, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and many other publications. I also have taught many workshops on the art of the memoir and essay.