“Kate is more than a coach. She deeply cares about who you are, what makes you happy, and what’s most important to you. She pushed my son to aim high and really think about his personal answers to tough essay prompts. As a parent, I felt at ease that Kate would bring out the best in my son.”

Charles, parent of a Piedmont High student



“Working with Kate made the college application process comfortable, manageable, and exciting. Kate really understood who I was as a person and how I wanted to present myself in my essays. Whether I met with Kate for a one-on-one or sent a draft over email, all of her input made me feel confident and excited for what I was going to write next.”

Eli, student: Berkeley High ‘19, University of Michigan, 2023



“Kate was incredibly encouraging and positive throughout the entire writing process, which helped me feel confident in myself and my writing. She turned a typically stressful situation into an enjoyable experience where I had new insights about myself as a writer and as a person. My experience with composed was entirely positive, and I would highly recommend working with them to any rising seniors!”

Lucy, student: Berkeley High 2019, UCLA 2023



“Kate did a phenomenal job helping me with my college essays, providing key insights that allowed me to elevate my writing to higher standards while maintaining my own voice. She also provided excellent advice on which of my extracurriculars and interests fit best with each essay prompt. By the end of the college application season, I felt that she knew me both as a writer and as a person. ”

Maren, student: Berkeley High 2019, Wellesley 2023



“I am a heavy STEM student, and communicating the complexity of what I love to study is no easy task. Kate was able to gracefully question me to help me communicate my experiences. If you need help producing great essays for college applications, composed is the place to go!”

Miles, student: Piedmont High 2019, Johns Hopkins 2023 (Biomedical Engineering)



“Kate worked with my son Henry to plan and write his college essays.  She did an amazing job helping him to identify and organize his ideas, write in his own voice, and pick essay formats that worked for what he wanted to express.  The reminders and newsletters were super!  He’s off to a great school in the fall — thanks, Kate!”

Dan, parent of Henry: Berkeley High 2019, University of Pennsylvania 2023