Helping Students (and
Parents) Pursue Their Goals One Essay at a Time
Mindy Pollack-Fusi works
one-on-one with students to coach them on their college application
in person (greater Boston area) or online.
reached the point of terminal frustration. My son’s high
school 'essay support person' helped him create a terrible
essay. He was upset because he had poured significant
effort into an essay that could not be used. I was upset
because we were going to miss our deadline. An internet
search led us to Mindy. She stepped in, quickly built a
relationship with my son, helped him refocus and guided him to
the completion of a great essay. Now my son is blaming me
for having not found Mindy sooner."
Parent of a high school senior in Pennsylvania
“Thank you again and again for your
help. I got into 7 colleges and know my essay made the
difference!" -- a Lexington (MA) High School student, now
attending Tufts University
Let me help you with your
college application essay.
As college application deadlines loom, parents and students admit that
the essay is the #1 task students dread, avoid, or wait to tackle last minute. Yet it is a vital tool for providing depth to your application. The essay introduces
the person behind the grades, scores, and extracurricular activities. And it sometimes makes the difference between an acceptance or rejection from your desired college.
During the past decade, I have coached hundreds of high school students
on their college application essays. I guide them toward passionate essays that
reflect their personalities and unique qualities. While the essay alone
cannot help a student get into college, it provides an edge in the
admissions process and helps students gain acceptance to the colleges of
I will not write the essay for you! We will discuss the content and the messages your essay provides about you. Then we will adjust words, sentences, and paragraphs so you and your writing are effervescent.
This is how I work with students:
If you already have
drafted an essay, I will review it and work with you on edits--or
suggest a different topic if I think you’ve missed your mark.
If you have no idea
what to write your essay on, do not worry! We will discuss ideas and
work together on what should go into a first draft.
From here, I will work with you on
edits until you and I believe it's ready to roll out!
most essay coaching services,
I work with students personally; I never
subcontract to junior
A sampling of colleges my students
have been accepted to (client references available upon request):
American University Anna Maria
College Bates College Bentley University Boston
College Boston University Case Western Reserve
Castleton State College Catholic University Colby
College College of Charleston College of Wooster
Colorado College Connecticut College Cornell College
Dickinson College Drexel University Duquesne University
Eckerd College Elon University Emerson College
Emory University Fitchburg State Fordham University
Framingham State Franklin Pierce University Gettysburg
College George Washington Goucher College Green
Mountain College High Point University Hofstra University
Ithaca College James Madison University Johnson State
Keene State Landmark
CollegeLehigh University Lesley University Loyola
University Loyola University Chicago Loyola Marymount
LA. Lyndon State College Macalester College Mass.
College of Liberal Arts McDaniel College McGill
University Merrimack College Middlesex Community College
Muhlenberg College New England College New England
Conservatory of Music Northeastern University
Northwestern University Norwich University NYU Oberlin
College Paul Smith’s College Plymouth State Providence
College Quinnipiac University Regis College Roger
Williams Rollins College Sacred Heart University Salem
State College Seton Hall University Simmons College
Skidmore College Southern NH University Southern Vermont
St. Michael's College Suffolk
University SUNY/Albany SUNY/Buffalo
Thomas College Tufts University U Miami Trinity
College Unity College Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
Univ. of Connecticut Univ. of Delaware U. of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign Univ. of Maine, Farmington Univ. of
Massachusetts, Amherst Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Univ. of Michigan Univ. of New England Univ. of New
Hampshire Univ. of Pittsburgh Univ. of Rochester
Univ. of Rhode Island Univ. of San Diego Univ. of Tampa
Univ. of San Francisco Univ. of Vermont Univ. of
Wisconsin - Madison Villanova University Wagner College
Wentworth Institute of Technology Westfield State College
Winthrop University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
More testimonials from students:
--"The workshop really opened
my mind and helped me explore all the different approaches and
tips for writing a college essay that really fits who I am." --
Katie L., Bedford High School senior
--"I broke through my mental block. Thanks!" --
CC, Medfield, MA
--"He came back happy and willing to give it a go, so
that's a good start!" -- a Bedford, MA Dad
really happy about being accepted there and about going there!
Thanks for all your help! It helped me get to where I am now!
BU College of Engineering freshman
--"Thank you so much for your help. C.
has been accepted into the colleges he really wanted to get
into. I am grateful he has choices. I am grateful for your part
in getting those choices." UMass. Amherst Sports
Management freshman from New York
--“You gave me great ideas and I really feel like I’m going
somewhere with this now!"
--"I found my ‘voice’ and now I feel ready to write my essay!”
--“Thanks for all your help. It was easier working with you than
with my parents!”
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