About

As a former professor (psychology, world literatures, writing programs, film & media studies), admis...

Texas and Prague
10+ years of experience
Creative Writing
Architecture
Psychology
Language
Computer Science
Next available session
Sun 22 May
Johnathan helped students get into:
Adelphi UniversityAlbany College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesAmerican International College | AIC
Amherst CollegeArizona State University | ASUArtCenter College of Design | ArtCenter
Adelphi University
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
American International College | AIC
Amherst College
Arizona State University | ASU
ArtCenter College of Design | ArtCenter
Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them

My process

Each of my essay students is provided with a Google Document copy of my admissions workbook. It's updated twice yearly and reviewed and revised by current admissions officers at Yale, Princeton, UNC- Chapel Hill, and UC Berkeley. It includes a personalized timeline, essay lessons, resources for building a school list and choosing a major, FAQs, and more information about applying successfully to highly selective schools. I also provide a pdf of the 100 most recent successful essays completed by my students along with my own written commentary. These include Personal Statements and Supplementary essays. The workbook provides the framework for the rest of our meetings, with assigned work for them to complete in between so they stay on track and we're never wasting time "on the clock." I do answer student questions by message as they work on their assigned writing or research in between meetings.
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.

Services

Advising hours

Earliest availability: Sunday, May 22

College admissions advising

$200.00 / 60 min
Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process:
  • Essay brainstorming and editing
  • Interview prep
  • Application review and management
  • School and program selection
  • Standardized test planning and course selection
  • Extracurricular planning

One Hour of Asynchronous Research

$120.00 / 60 min
Need answers fast? Not sure how to sift through the internet's often-contradictory advice? Allow me!

What Classes Should I Take Next Year?

$145.00 / 60 min
We'll work together to boost your potential and edge through smart course selection.

Which Schools Belong on YOUR List?

$145.00 / 60 min
Maximize your success: learn to build a school list that reflects your goals, needs, and values.

Plan the Perfect Summer (Includes research!)

$280.00 / 120 min
Don't settle for the same generic advice everyone else is getting. (1+hrs live & 1+hrs of research.)

Suggested School List: 2+hrs Asynchronous Research

$400.00 / 120 min
IMPORTANT: Only book if we've set the parameters of your personalized school list in a live meeting.

Two Hours of Asynchronous Research

$230.00 / 120 min
Need answers fast? Not sure how to sift through the internet's often-contradictory advice? Allow me!

Mock Interview & Prep

$145.00 / 60 min
Don't guess or leave your success up to chance. Prepare with a pro--for any interview opportunity.

Common App Brainstorming Session--Discounted!

$360.00 / 120 min
The single most helpful meeting available. Completely prepares you to begin that rough draft! 2+hrs.

Half Hour of Asynchronous Research

$75.00 / 30 min
Need answers fast? Not sure how to sift through the internet's often-contradictory advice? Allow me!

Find the Perfect Volunteer Position

$200.00 / 60 min
I'll interview and connect you with 2-3 great opportunities to show the world how much you care.

Essay review

Full Review

$30.00 + 8 cents per word
Estimated return time: 24 hours
  • Review your profile and the information provided
  • Review your essay draft
  • Offer detailed guidance for refining your essay topic and structure
  • Leave in-document feedback and changes
  • Correct grammar and punctuation (if applicable)
  • Provide a set of clear actionable next steps