For Students and Parents

Welcome!

Here’s how I work with students on their essays, including descriptions of my services, rates, deadlines and other details:

FOR STUDENTS (AND PARENTS)

I offer private and group tutoring for college-bound, transfer and graduate school students working on admission and scholarship essays.

Depending on where you live, I can help you privately in my home office in Laguna Beach, or work long-distance through Skype. I work with students from all over the world!

No matter where you are in the process, I work as an editor, helping you brainstorm a focused, compelling topic, and then structure, compose, revise and polish your essay. I do not write essays for students.

TUTORING OPTIONS

Jumpstart Session: During these hourlong one-on-one sessions, I help you identify powerful topics for your core and supplemental essay prompts, find your real-life stories, map out a narrative writing plan and dig deep to craft a personal, meaningful and memorable essay. Includes free copies of my writing guides and workbook.

Cost: $200. We work for an hour together in person or via Skype, Google Hangouts or Facetime.

Editing/Review: I review rough drafts and provide feedback and suggested edits to improve focus, clarity, flow, impact and meaning; edit length to meet word counts; and, correct grammar, spelling, word choice and other mechanics—all using editing feature in Word called Track Changes (see example of Track Changes editing marks) so students can see my recommendations. 

EDITING COST:
(All editing clients receive free digital copies of my popular writing guides: Escape Essay Hell!, my step-by-step guide, and Heavenly Essays, a collection of 50 sample essays.) 

For Core Essays (Personal Statements), such as The Common Application: 

Cost: $200 for first round. $100 for second and subsequents rounds, if needed.

For The University of California essays:

Cost: $300 for all four University of California short essays (350 word limit each), called Personal Insight Questions ($75 each) using Track Changes in a Word file. (Same cost for four UC transfer essays.) Second and subsequents rounds, if needed, $100.

For Supplemental Essays:

Cost: $200 for every 700-800 words of supplemental essays (usually about 3-5 short supplemental essays) using Track Changes. $100 for subsequent rounds of editing, if needed.

Typical Student Experience:

For most students, one round of edits on a core essay—especially if they started with a Jumpstart session or online Bootcamp to get them on the right track—is enough to help them advance and complete one core essay. Depending on their writing/editing ability, some students need a second round of edits to get it in top shape.

Editing Turnaround Time:

Turnaround for each round of edits is within a week at latest and usually sooner.
Expedited fees: Two-day turnaround: $100 extra. Overnight: $200 extra.
Yes, it pays to start early!

PAYMENT   (OPTIONS AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE VIA PAYPAL)
All clients must pay in advance of my services (below), and then as they go for editing help.

NOTE: Please do not make payments until we have discussed and confirmed the exact services I will be providing.

Just email me any questions at: EssayHell@Gmail.com. Thanks! 

All my students receive free copies of my popular ebook guides:
ESCAPE ESSAY HELL! and HEAVENLY ESSAYS
and Essay Hell’s 2016-17 Prompts Primer.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Click HERE to contact me any time.

Janine Robinson

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PAYMENT: All clients must pay in advance of my services (below), and then as they go for editing help.

NOTE: Please do not make payments until we have discussed and confirmed the exact services I will be providing.

Just email me at: EssayHell@Gmail.com. Thanks!

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

Please use the DONATE “Buy Now” Button below to pay agreed-upon fee (examples: $200 Jumpstart session; $200 core essay edit; $300 UC edits, etc.).
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