College Essay Consulting

Please email Kim for questions about ESSAYS ONLY to see her availability.

My Background

I hold an MS in Education from Dominican University and an MFA in Fiction from the Rainier Writing Workshop. I have spent over twenty years as a high school English, Creative Writing, and theatre teacher. I also earned a college advising certification from UCSD, and have worked as both a private college consultant and as a public school college adviser. In 2005, I was one of the founding members of the College and Career Center at Forest Charter School.

I have also served as guest faculty/author at a variety of festivals and conferences including the Bay Area Book Festival, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, the Sierra Writers Conference, the Book Passage YA/MG Conference, the Sierra Poetry Festival, and dozens of author panels, library, and private writing workshops.

Most importantly, though, the sum of my experience so far has allowed me to understand the importance of nurturing each writer’s process. As a writing consultant, my job is to support each writer’s individual goals as well as locate and amplify a writer’s voice. At the end of the day, I am here to help make your work the best version of what you want it to be, not what I want it to be. It is a simple, yet crucial, distinction.

If this sounds like a potentially good match for you, check out what I have to offer and email me with any questions:

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Essay Consulting

I draw from more than twenty years of experience as a college advisor and as a published novelist to zero in on the college essay’s specific kind of storytelling. When coaching students on their essays, I aim to provide feedback that allows each student to find a balance of voice and topic so their college essay clearly showcases their uniqueness in their own words.

My daughter was really struggling with her college essay so I sent her to Kim for help. Best thing I could have done! Kim encouraged her to focus on a topic she was passionate about. She calmed my daughter’s nerves and made the essay writing process seem less overwhelming. My daughter loved working with her!



All Essays + Revisions – $500

  • Essay reading/critique notes via Google Docs
  • Includes UC essays, Common App essay, and all private school supplements
  • Includes revision/notes for any questions you have once reading my initial notes
  • This package does not include any Zooming

All Essays + Revisions + one initial 30 minute Zoom – $575

  • Essay reading/critique notes via Google Docs
  • Includes UC essays, Common App essay, and all private school supplements
  • Unlimited revisions, notes, and follow up questions about any of the essays
  • This package includes one initial Zoom to get started

Please email Kim for pricing for single essays or single Zoom sessions.

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Please make sure to email Kim regarding your project before submitting payment to determine availability.

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