I hear it all the time. You want your child to have a strong college essay but don't want the fights and tension that go along with the essay writing process. Whether you've been through college applications before, or this is your first time, there is no question it can be one of the most anxiety-provoking periods of your and your child's life. Adding to that stress is the awareness that a memorable essay can make all the difference when final admissions decisions are made.
Hi, I'm Betsy Cadel, Founder and primary stress-buster of College Essay Helpers.
First of all, I feel your pain. It was only a few years ago I was going through the application process with my son. I was thrilled he got into his first-choice school, but the months of arguments and stress leading up to it were brutal and unnecessary.
This is why I started College Essay Helpers. The biggest trick to reducing stress is getting started early.
The best thing you can do is to have a solid draft of the personal statement completed by the end of the summer before senior year starts when you're juggling a challenging course load, testing, college visits, extracurriculars, and the application process. But don't worry, if you're not there yet (or haven't started), there's still time as long as we get started right now.
Our goal is to make sure you feel confident and proud of the final essay you submit to the admissions officers. The added bonus is you will become a better writer, which will be a critical skill for the rest of your life.
Let's schedule a complimentary call!
Take the first step to calm any concerns you have about the essay process. During our call we'll discuss your needs and I'm happy to answer all your questions.
"Betsy helped in so many more ways than I knew I needed! Kept me motivated and organized throughout the whole process! I was able to develop and organize an essay that told a story and fit every detail necessary. Would recommend to anyone."
You did more than help him write. You helped him find a sense of agency which translated into other areas of his life. Whatever it is, can you bottle it?
I started with only a simple idea, and she helped me to expand my thoughts to create an interesting, entertaining, and personal story. I’m confident without that essay, I wouldn’t have been accepted into 9/10 schools! Working with her was a huge weight taken off my shoulders.
I’m happy I got all my essays done in the summer rather than waiting till the last minute like many other students. Having everything done early, I was able to apply early action to all my schools.