Writing Tutoring

Our intensive one-on-one counseling designed for the student who needs to write applications, build his resume and/or create winning essays. Whether your student has a case of writer’s block, needs help expanding on an idea, or would like a little expository guidance, our writing tutors can help. Our tutors, will help your student explore and effectively articulate his or her voice for application essays or other writing assignments.

Big Brains writing tutors work with your student in-person or by phone, email, or internet video, including Skype. We do not write essays for students, though our tutors do make detailed suggestions for content, structure, style, tone, diction, and grammar. Big Brains writing tutors ensure that your student will have the support he or she needs until he or she feels the essays are ready for submission.


Application Review

Our Application Review is ideal for students who have completed, or have nearly completed, their application for a particular school and would like a Big Brains counselor to review and provide feedback on the application prior to submission.

The counselor will thoroughly evaluate all aspects of the college application, including your student’s transcript, resume, and essays. This preliminary assessment will help identify any “red flags” (problems, omissions, inconsistencies, unanswered questions, etc.) that may hinder your student’s chances of admission. In a follow-up meeting, the counselor will review all findings with your family and make suggestions for improvement.

This service is also available for students who have been deferred or waitlisted. In such an event, the counselor will provide feedback on the aspects of the application that may have led to a deferral or waitlist decision and provide suggestions for moving forward.