Are you looking to write the most amazing college personal statements, supplemental essays, or scholarship essays?
Are you feeling anxious about crafting a compelling essay that will captivate the reader and stand out among the rest? Are you feeling unsure how to start the process and what to write about? The personal essay can be used as a tool to help a student gain admission to the school of their dreams. An exceptional college application essay can help a mediocre student gain acceptance to their top choice school. However, a poorly written essay can turn a likely acceptance into a rejection. The best way to think about the essay is as an interview in essay format. It should be about yourself and focus on a single meaningful experience in your life. It’s important to remember that your essay does not have to be about a monumental experience or tragic or triumphant event. The best essays can come from the most unlikely places. What is important to the reader is the student’s interpretation and presentation. A student’s critical thinking skills and self-reflection should shine through in the college application essay, providing a glimpse into their character and personality. Written in an engaging conversational tone and reading like a story, it can fascinate the reader.
How can Helping Hand College Guidance assist you?
Pam Ohriner, founder of Helping Hand College Guidance, provides expert one-on-one support, knowledge, and inspiration to students that truly want their college application essays to be outstanding and memorable. As a private college admissions counselor, Pam Ohriner has edited and brainstormed an immense number of highly successful college admission essays. Students she has counseled have been admitted to all of the University of California schools, the Ivy League, and highly selective colleges, such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, and University of Southern California. Her undergraduate and graduate education have given her the technical writing skills and flair for helping students turn simple experiences into compelling stories, forming a window into their soul. Pam’s engaging and motivational personality is instrumental in inspiring each student to find their story and tell it in a unique way.
Serving students as an expert college consultant in Los Angeles, Pam Ohriner is knowledgeable in both the Common Application personal statement and the University of California essay prompts, including the supplemental essays. Attending professional development conferences and meeting with college admission representatives, Helping Hand College Guidance is up to date on what admission representatives are looking for when reading college application essays, including common mistakes to avoid. Students never need to worry if their essay fits the prompt or if they have met all the parameters, including the maximum word limit. Grammatical mistakes, spelling errors, and poor flow can negatively impact the reader’s perception of the applicant. By using the college essay editing services of Helping Hand College Guidance, students and their families can feel confident that their college application essays are flawless, thus maximizing their chances of admission. Moving the student’s essay from a word document to a text window can be tricky, but Pam will personally supervise this crucial step and make sure it is done correctly, guiding the student until they formally submit their application and essays.
For students that are applying to multiple schools, Pam Ohriner provides the organizational guidance to keep students on-track to meet deadlines, helping students complete a myriad of personal and supplemental essays. In addition to freshman applicants, Pam offers assistance for transfer students, guiding them in completing transfer essays. As an international student college advisor, Pam is also well versed in helping international students complete their applications and essays, addressing needs and requirements that are unique to international students. Scholarship essay help is also available for those that need it.
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It is best to start writing college application essays early to allow time for multiple drafts and editing. However, regardless of when you start your essay process, I can help guide you on the most successful path, enabling you to reach your goals without the stress. Pam offers one-on-one private counseling through the purchase of single hours, multiple hour packages, and comprehensive full service packages.
If you are searching for the best, most advantageous college counseling, including college application essay help and editing, that will strive to give you a competitive edge in the admissions process, you have come to the right place. Whether you are in Los Angeles or out of the area, feel confident that you are presenting your best application and essays possible by contacting Pam at Helping Hand College Guidance. Distance counseling is available for those outside of the Los Angeles area by Skype, email, and phone. Call now for your free one half hour phone consultation.