Pro Coach, 16 yrs, 150+ clients, Published Writer
Studied at Brigham Young University
Works at College Essay Builder
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Susie's Coaching Offerings
Professional Essay Review Packages
Starting at $1501h+ of coaching
Comprehensive Personal Statement Package
$1,2008h–10h of coaching
Guided Common App Essays Package + FREE coaching for BYU essays
$7007h–8h of coaching
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Susie's College Qualifications
150+ people coached for College
Susie has helped clients get into these schools:
I've been coaching college essay clients for 16 years and have helped them get accepted to: Kellogg, Oxford Study Abroad, BYU MBA, U of U School of Medicine, BYU Provo, and various other grad/undergrad programs. My unique approach provides 1:1 coaching plus proprietary college essay worksheets, videos, templates, and downloads designed to help clients write compelling essays that stand out and get them remembered.
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I graduated from BYU in English and German and began my career teaching. I've since become a professional/published writer (literary journalism, short and long form articles, content writing, book reviews) and have spent the past 16 years as a college essay coach. The clients I coach consistently write compelling, articulate essays that have helped them get accepted to: Kellogg, Oxford Study Abroad, BYU MBA, University of Utah School of Medicine, BYU Provo, and various other graduate and undergraduate programs. Being on all sides of the writing process — teaching, writing/publishing, and using editor feedback to revise and improve my own writing — has uniquely qualified me to be a dynamic and highly successful college essay coach. I understand how essays need to be written in order for them to deliver maximum impact, and I know how to help students bring their essays to that level of excellence.
Why do I coach?
Several years ago, I was involved in a life-altering accident. In the blink of an eye, I went from life as I had always known it to facing a complicated recovery journey that ended with a frightening unknown: there was a chance I’d never fully recover. To top it off, I was unable to find anyone else who had experienced my unique set of injuries and symptoms. It felt like I had been dropped off at the bottom of Mount Everest — completely alone — and expected to climb it without any training, or even a clear picture of what the summit looked like. In a word, impossible. And it surely would have been, if not for indispensable support and mentorship from scores of family, friends, neighbors, doctors and therapists. I began to regard them as my Sherpas — the literal backbone of my summiting expedition. At the beginning of their college essay writing journey, most students feel like they’ve been dropped off at the bottom of Mount Everest and expected to climb it without a clear picture of what the summit even looks like. Not only are they expected to climb and summit, but they’re expected to do it better and smarter and with more panache than most of their fellow climbers. As a writer, I’ve successfully summited multiple mountains in the form of published articles and columns. My writing journey hasn’t always been smooth (I’d give almost anything to retract a few of my pieces!), but the experience has been invaluable. I’ve learned how to write better and smarter and, on an especially good day, with panache. And none of that would have been possible without Sherpas like family, fellow writers, mentors, editors and readers. I coach because I know what it feels like to be at the bottom of a mountain and in desperate need of a Sherpa. I coach because my years of accumulated knowledge and experience have equipped me to be the Sherpa students need. And finally, I coach because I love helping students succeed in writing compelling, memorable college essays that get them one step closer to achieving their dreams.
College Essay Builder
August 2022 - Present
Founder and course creator, College Essay Builder. Your complete guide to writing college application essays. Resources include guides, templates, outlines, videos, courses and 1:1 coaching packages.
2007 - Present
WRITING COACH - College Application Essay Coach. - Professional resumes and cover letters. - Teacher and curriculum creator, writing courses. PUBLISHED WRITER - Columns, Short-form and Long-form Articles, Personal Narratives, New Release Book Reviews. - Regular contributor to KSL.com since 2008. - Work published nationally and regionally, including in: Deseret News, Ensign, LDS Living, MYFOXNY (New York), KTAR (Arizona), regional publications in Utah, Texas and Oklahoma. CONTENT WRITER - Write copy for social media, websites and in-house publications. - Corporate, retail and non-profit clients include: Chick-fil- A, LifeSeasons, Saxony Partners, GEMS, Days for Girls. International.
English and German Teacher
Alpine School District
1995 - 1997
Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Arts, English / German / Secondary Education
Susie has helped clients get into these schools: