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, video conference, 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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"L., thank you so much for all your help! You REALLY put me in the right direction with my essays! I will keep you posted on my college acceptance!" -J.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 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
"Alex got into Brown! Thank you  so much for your patience and persistence with him!" –A.P.,Essay Guidance Program parent
Brown, Class of 2022
"Just got a decision from UPenn. ACCEPTED!!!! 🙂 Still can’t believe it. Thank you so much for all the help you’ve given. Really appreciate it." – Essay Guidance Program student, U Penn Class of 2022
"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!" – Essay Guidance Program parent
"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 Program student
L, S is planning to join USC for Aerospace Engineering! I am personally very happy for her and want to thank you once again for all your help and support. It was simply invaluable. Wishing you the very best. –N.B., parent of Essay Guidance Program student, USC
As we are nearing the end of this application process, only Colgate and Michigan applications left, I can not thank you enough for all of your assistance, advice and support. I would like to highlight the support piece as I think both P and I derived significant comfort from having an outside, very experienced advisor to turn to. Your edits and advice have been invaluable. I can not tell you how happy P was each time she saw an email from you that said “if you accept these edits, the essay is ready to go”. Immediately I would hear about it!!From a very depressed state, with your help, P is almost through a very long, daunting process, and is feeling much better. Although it’s not over yet…. a million thanks.I hope you will still be advising when my son R gets to this process (he’s in 10th grade now). Thank you again! –N.M., Essay Guidance Program parent
L, I CANT BELIEVE IT! We are done with all of the essays! It is my birthday today and I couldn’t have gotten a better birthday present. Thank you so much for responding soooo quickly and helping me in this process. I have learned a lot from you and you are an excellent and kind teacher. I don't think anyone else on this planet could have done a better job than you did. Thanks again! –F.H., Essay Guidance Program 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 Guidance 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
H’s expertise and ability to improve my writing was so beneficial! She elevated my essays and helped me to bring out my own creativity and voice. Hannah went above and beyond to be responsive and helpful. She always responded in a timely manner, and her feedback was generous and constructive. I thought this program was great; I wasn't able to attend the regular Boot Camp and found this to be an excellent alternative that worked with my schedule. I highly recommend Top Tier Admissions! The work I did with Hannah definitely elevated my essays beyond what I would've been capable of on my own. Knowing I had an expert there to help, and wasn't doing this on my own, also greatly reduced my stress levels. I will be forever grateful to Hannah for all of her assistance. It was truly a pleasure working with her, and you're lucky to have someone with her level of expertise on your staff. Thank you for matching me with her. -- P.C., Essay Guidance Program student, Duke
"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
"B. was such a help, so patient, prompt, and with us right up until the end. We loved him."-S.Y., Essay Guidance Program parent
"I was accepted to Dartmouth today! . . . Thank you for your help --this has been a wild ride!" --U.O., Essay Guidance Program student
"I just got my ED2 acceptance! I am beyond thrilled. Thank you so much for all your help this year. My essays truly shined under your guidance and I know they made a huge difference in making me stand out among the other applicants. I already told my parents that they should use this service for my brother's college applications. Thank you so very much." -J.U., Essay Guidance Program student
"The pace in the Essay Guidance Program was great because I felt like I was the one who set it. B. gave detailed feedback. I wouldn't have ended up with as great of essays without ABC!" -T.Y., Essay Guidance Program student
“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
"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

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