college admissions personalized writing tutoring

Our writing tutors work with students in middle and high school who need targeted help with academic writing projects, including in-school assignments and essay contest submissions.

We help our students succeed at every stage of the writing process, working with them to review rubrics, outline essays, conduct secondary research, master citations, and produce clear, polished prose. Although we specialize in the types of writing most often required at the secondary level—essays, book reports, research papers, and reader responses—we’re happy to work with students on other types of writing projects as well.

Our Writing Tutoring packages include a 15-minute introductory call; 5, 10, or 15 hours of one-on-one guided writing instruction; and personalized essay feedback from your tutor. This program—conducted via phone, email, and video chat—is intensive, and it is designed to target specific school assignments.

Our Writing Tutoring program includes:

  • Personalized Writing Analysis: Our tutors will review the requirements of your writing project(s), as well as samples of your past work, and develop with you a game plan for addressing your current assignments.
  • One-on-One Guided Writing Instruction: You’ll work with one of our tutors by phone, Skype, and email to tackle your writing project(s) quickly and effectively. Along the way, you’ll learn approaches and techniques to better your overall writing style. If you want supplementary coaching, we’ll create customized strategies and exercises specifically for you, and we’ll go over them with you on a one-on-one basis.
  • 24-Hour Turnaround: Our counselors are accustomed to tutoring over the phone and reviewing drafts by email. They can work with students from anywhere in the world, at any time, and will always send you edits and revisions within 24 hours.

You will be contacted within 24 hours of purchase to schedule your first tutoring session. If you have any questions regarding this service, please do not hesitate to contact us!

* This program must be used within 6 months from the date of purchase.

** This program is not intended to be used for college application essays. If interested in essay guidance for college application essays please consider our Essay Guidance Program.

High Praise From Past Clients:

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“I got into Stern at NYU and Wharton at Penn! I am beyond excited and grateful. Thank you so much for all you've done to help me throughout this whole process. I'm really happy it worked out the way it did!” – S.F., Essay Guidance Program/Common App 911 Program student
"Thank you so much for all of your help! I am very happy with what I was able to produce!" --U.R., Essay Guidance Program student
L., I just wanted to thank you so much for helping me out with my transfer application! I was accepted to Cornell College of Arts and Sciences starting next semester!! -N.E., Essay Guidance Package student, 2013
"I sincerely want to thank you for all the help and guidance you have given E. during the application process. I really appreciate your input and help!" -- R.S., Essay Guidance Program parent
"I believe working with M. for great essays is one of the best decisions I have ever made. He is awesome. Thank you so much." -C.P., Essay Guidance Student
My Essay Guidance Program was AMAZING! I was able to drastically improve my Stanford application in a matter of 5 hours! –B.G., Essay Guidance Program student
“I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciated your approach to essay guidance; you always consulted me about changes and allowed me to decide whether to make edits as per your suggestions. As someone who's generally very independent, I found it easy and rewarding to work with you because you allowed me to write the entire essay and maintain my voice/style while still using your suggestions on what a college essay should look like.” --X.O., Essay Guidance Program student
Just wanted to pass along that B got into Stanford, Harvard, CalTech and University of Washington (her safety school).  Only school she didn’t get in to (that she applied to) was MIT.  So, yesterday she happily accepted into Stanford. We couldn’t be happier, as both our girls are now attending Stanford.  And, both got there with Top Tier’s help.  We don’t have any more kids to usher through your program but we’ll be sure and recommend you to anyone we come across! – Parent of Essay Guidance Program student
"I WAS ACCEPTED TO HARVARD!!!!!!!  Thank you so so so much!  ***I know this is so melodramatic*** BUT from the moment I read your first edits I knew my essays were going to be magic.  You are sharp and smart and the best wordsmith I've ever met.  I feel like I learned so much about writing and editing just by sending drafts back and forth with you!  Thank you again so much, you quite literally changed my life." – Essay Guidance Program student, Harvard Class of 2022
"Thank you again for forcing me to let go of my initially-prized hospital volunteering main essay to write the more unique biology-oriented essay...I was originally really stuck on that one but writing the new ones were so worth it." - N.C., Essay Guidance student
"I finished all of my essays except 1. 5 hours was a really good amount. B. responded within 24 hours and gave great advice! ABC helped me improve my essays so much AND kept me motivated! -H.D., Essay Package Student
"B. was such a help, so patient, prompt, and with us right up until the end. We loved him."-S.Y., Essay Guidance Parent
I wanted to let you know that my journey through the college application process has officially come to an end. I was accepted to Duke in the ED round! I can't thank you enough for all your guidance and support in the process. It has truly been a privilege working with you. The feedback you gave me was so generous and helped me to elevate my essays beyond what I thought was possible. Ironically, in the end, all I needed was my personal statement and my 150-word 'why' for Duke, but I'm so glad I was prepared for the regular decision round. Thank you again for everything! – S.Y., Essay Guidance Program student
"I just wanted to thank you so much (again) for your help on my essays. I was accepted into Princeton and Yale University! Thanks again!" -Y.R., Essay Guidance Package student
"T. was just accepted to Swarthmore (ED) I greatly appreciate everything you did for her essays! Your meticulous and quick responses and your careful edits made her essays much better and I believe that these essays showed Swarthmore that the college is a perfect fit for T. Again, Thank you so much!" -Parent of Essay Guidance Package Student
"The information offered was helpful for me to get organized. L. challenged me to think about what I should be conveying in my essays, and it made my essays have a lot more depth. L. was excellent --informative, patient, and prompt. I really had no idea where to go with my essays, and L. made it easy to not only know what to write about, but also HOW to write my essays. Thank you!!!" -W.D., Essay Guidance Package student, December 2013
"L., I just want to say thank you so much for working with me! You provided me with so much constructive advice that I'll definitely use in my future essays. Thanks again for all your help and I'll definitely let you know where I end up going." -I.R., Essay Guidance Package student, 2013
B. and M. have been the best senior counselors and supporters for our son T. with his last minute applications. I just wanted to pass this on to your staff. I know you know how excellent they are, but they really are that and then some! T.'s essays are still a work in progress with several more edits ---they are our lifesavers in this 11th hour. Thank you SO much for your team! -R.O., Parent Personal Boot Camp student and Essay Guidance Package student
"My college results are in and I've been accepted early to Stanford and regular to Princeton, Yale and UT Austin's Engineering Honors Program with a full-ride scholarship! Thanks for all the support!" –C.R., Essay Guidance Program student
"I had a wonderful experience working with B.! It definitely relieved my stress through the college application process, and I would recommend the package to any future applicants. I enjoyed the freedom to discuss essay topics and to brainstorm creative ideas; also, it was nice to have an expert opinion from someone familiar with what admissions officers are looking for in an essay." -F.R., Essay Guidance Package student

Personalized Writing Tutoring – 5 hrs


5 HOURS of Private Writing Instruction


Personalized Writing Tutoring – 10 hrs


10 HOURS of Private Writing Instruction


Personalized Writing Tutoring – 15 hrs


15 HOURS of Private Writing Instruction