How do you make yourself stand out on a college application?

The Answer: The Personal Essay.

It is the one part of the entire application when admissions officers get to hear from you in your voice about something important in your life.

What makes a good essay a great admissions essay? How can you find the ideal topic to express yourself?

Embracing and telling your genuine, unique story can be the key to standing out among other applicants.

That’s where I’m here to help. I’ve been on both sides of the desk as an admissions officer and application counselor in addition to professional experiences in  writing and editing. I know what colleges want, and I know how to make it show in your writing. Let’s work together to find the perfect essay topic. Let’s find the essence of you so that your choice colleges can fall in love. Make them laugh. Make them cry. Show them you!

Ready to Essay with Ease? With the help of a college essay coach, you’ll be proud of your writing process and finished product. Get personalized one-on-one guidance on your college application essays to ensure you write your best essay.

Now, let’s get started!


Personal Statement Essay  |  Supplemental College Essays  | Scholarship Essays | Graduate Essays

Personal Statement Essay

The Personal Statement Essay is the one portion of your college application to have your voice heard. The essay prompts are broad, meaning that you can take many liberties to find the perfect topic for introducing and expressing yourself.

Make this section count!

As an admissions officer, I read hundreds of college admissions essays. The Personal Essay has the ability to help a student stand out so that he or she will be remembered throughout the application cycle.

You can be one of those students.

That’s where I come in as your college essay coach. With my professional experience, I will serve as a personal editor and guide throughout your essay-writing process. I will get to know you, your personality, your values, to ensure that admissions officers see the best version of you on paper. I will help you brainstorm and develop a topic that is uniquely, brilliantly you and will assist you through the writing and editing.

We will communicate virtually via Skype or Zoom, and I always will be available via email for questions as the student writes and edits.

Why wait? Let’s start today – the more time, the better!

Supplemental College Essays

Often individual colleges will have specific topics they want to know about a student. It is particularly important in this instance to be able to illustrate how you will contribute to and collaborate with the pre-existing college community while maintaining true to your personality and values.

With the precise help of a college essay coach, you will be able to manage the intricate aspects that such an essay entails. We will assess the prompt, brainstorm ideas, and generate a outline. Writing and editing will follow in the process until you are confidence with the finished text.

As with all my essay programs, I will be with you every step of the way for optimal support.

Scholarship Essays

Scholarships are an ideal option to help to offset the cost of college; unlike loans you’ll never have to pay them back. Yet every scholarship is unique, which is vital to remember when applying. A blanket answer for ten will not do. You want to connect with the community offering the funds to show you are a good fit.

I’ve worked at a university with a wide variety of scholarships and understand the significance of adhering to the values of each individual organization. We will discuss the prompt and expectations of the scholarships and decide on a tactic to make you a viable candidate.

Like with the personal essay, I will assist with brainstorming, writing, and editing so that the essays are tailored to every scholarship. This will give you the best chances for success and the greatest likelihood to earn money toward college tuition!

Graduate Essays

Writing becomes evermore important the further along in higher education you go. Graduate admissions also tend to be more competitive, as there are more candidates competing for fewer slots available at a university. Be sure that your essay says everything about who you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going to show professors why you belong in the program.

This program follows the same procedures as above, focusing on brainstorming, writing, and editing to be sure that your essay represents your best professional self.

About Me

Christina Chady PhotoHello! My name is Christina Chady, your College Essay Coach.

I graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis with double majors in Anthropology and International and Area Studies before pursuing my MFA Creative Writing and Poetics from Naropa University as the Anne Waldman Fellow. Since in undergrad, I have focused my studies in language and writing. I have been editor-in-chief and managing editor of multiple publications and edited manuscripts and anthologies in addition to fulfilling my personal writing.

In addition to my focus in writing and editing, I understand undergraduate college admissions from multiple angles.

I have worked as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions for a competitive, top fifteen university as well as an International Admissions Counselor, where I worked one-on-one with students.  I know what makes a student stand out, and I have seen first hand the difference extra attention and care can make on an application.

I will be that guide for you.

Everyone absolutely is capable of presenting their story in a way that encompasses their personality, values, and ambitions. During my time as an admissions officer, I appreciated the small details that make each student unique. In speaking with them, I could tell their passions and how they would fit into the campus community.

Writing has been my life-long passion; it would be my greatest pleasure to share the excitement for the writing process with you and to make your essay-writing smooth and enjoyable.

The Personal Statement Essay is my favorite part of the application, both to write as a student and to read as an admissions officer. I hope it will be for you too!


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