The state of the college admissions landscape today is such that grades, coursework, extracurricular activities, and standardized test scores are often not enough to separate one applicant from another; the subjective parts of a college application are pivotal in determining acceptance. Your Personal Statement and Supplemental Essays are golden opportunities to show why you will add value to the college of your choice.  

I help students craft exceptional, original and indelible essays that stand out in an increasingly selective admissions environment.

I offer assistance with all stages of essay writing, from idea development, drafting, revising and refining, to simple line editing, mechanics and usage review. 

Over the last two years, the students I've worked with have been accepted to Northeastern, Fordham, The UB Honors Program, Boston College, Notre Dame, Villanova,The University of Michigan, Lehigh University, Syracuse, USC, The University of Richmond, SUNY Binghamton, Ithaca College, and the US Naval Academy.

The biggest thing I would stress to someone considering signing up for your workshop is how hard it is for a young writer to condense his thoughts. The parameters that both the Common App and shorter essays demand are daunting. It is especially challenging to cut words and keep one’s thoughts flowing fluently. You helped me to accomplish both of these goals harmoniously.
Working with you gave me strong insights into the different paths I could take my essay. You helped me to develop my thoughts and articulate what I truly wanted to say, especially when I was having trouble putting the words to paper. This allowed me to express my thoughts more fluently and clearly to the reader.

— Jared. D - SUNY Geneseo '20
“Brian was instrumental in guiding our son through the editing of his Common Application Essay and short answer writing. After reading our son’s work, he carefully discussed and analyzed the direction, spirit and “voice” of his essay. He took our son’s thoughts and helped him to create a truly impressive piece of writing! We feel it was the strength of our son’s application essay and his ACT results that helped greatly in granting our son Early Decision Admission to the Theatre Arts Management Program at Ithaca College (a selective program that only accepts 8 students per year) with a sizable merit scholarship. We strongly recommend Brian to other students and look forward to working with him again as our next son commences his college process.”
— Nancy T, Nichols School Parent
Brian was a tremendous help to me with my college essays. He listened to what I wanted to say and then helped me put words to those experiences. He loves language and he took the time to teach me how to order my thoughts. I’m a better writer after working with him. Brian and I worked to narrow down my college essay ideas and address the subject matter in a direct and concise manner. With his help I was able to get into my top school, George Washington University.”
— Christian Y, GWU
I had trouble coming up with ideas for my Common App. essay. Brian told to me to focus on my love of chess and problem solving because that really told a unique story about how I look at the world. The end result was a very strong essay that captured who I am.
— Connor M. - Fordham '20
When I had to start writing my college essays I called Brian and he helped me turn my basic ideas into these unbelievable essays. I was very proud to send them out and I know they helped me get into SUNY -ESF and the Environmental Science program at Clarkson as well. “
— Ben F. -St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute