One-on-one Sessions


ONE-on-one meetings

In addition to college essay workshops, we offer personalized college essay guidance and feedback through one-on-one meetings and on-line essay review at any stage of the application process. Students can receive individualized instruction and feedback either face-to-face or over Skype on:

  • understanding best approaches to application essays, including supplemental essays

  • brainstorming and choosing essay topics

  • learning best stylistic and structural practices for their writing

  • editing and revising drafts in progress

  • maximizing on essays already written by learning how to apply them to multiple application supplements

Whether a student would benefit from essay support from start to finish or is simply looking for a final draft proofreader, one-on-one meeting and online essay support are available at any stage of the application essay process.

Scheduling and fees

There is a $300.00 deposit to begin work with a composed Writing Specialist through 1:1 meetings. This amount will be applied to both a first meeting – typically 1.25 hours – and approximately the first 45 minutes of initial essay review.

Students who have taken the summer personal statement workshop and would like to continue work with composed Writing Specialists do not need to re-register or submit a deposit for 1:1 work.

Please review the composed Family Contract regarding policies and fees as you consider registering for 1:1 work.

Our one-on-one student roster is full for 2019. If you would like to be on the waitlist to work with us one-on-one, please email

(However, we do still have WORKSHOP slots available for July and August, and once students have taken a workshop, they can continue working with us one-on-one throughout the season.)


Online Review

Once a student has begun working with us, they can simply submit their drafts in Google Docs and receive comprehensive feedback within 7 days (and usually much faster than that).

  • Early drafts of longer essays can take 20 - 40 minutes, but later drafts and shorter pieces (such as UCs) usually take 15 - 20 minutes. (Of course, these are targets: times may vary!)