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Write an Outstanding College Essay with 1-on-1 Coaching

Melissa Amaral, M.Ed.
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I help students explore and express their strengths, experiences, and goals so that they can craft authentic and impactful personal narratives and stand out in a competitive applicant pool. (Former Ivy League admissions reader/interviewer.)

Class Experience

US Grade 10 - 12
This class is taught in English.
I have over a decade of experience working in a variety of roles in higher education. Most relevant is the three years I spent working in admissions at an Ivy League university. I have also volunteered as an alumni admissions interviewer for my alma mater, Brown University. Other roles include academic advising, academic coaching, and teaching.
Homework Offered
Homework will be assigned between meetings, which will include essay writing as well as potential activities for further self-reflection. l will set progress goals each week with input from the student.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
The learner will provide a draft of the college essay (if applicable) and/or college essay prompts to work on.
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Joined March, 2021

My name is Melissa. I help you define and achieve your dreams.


The most important thing I do is ask questions and listen. I ask the questions that promote self-reflection and self-awareness. I ask the questions that challenge you to... 
1-on-1 Tutoring


for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
30 min

Completed by 28 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 15-18

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