Christopher Kilner
he/him
Christopher Kilner

About

Christopher is one of the most accomplished college students of the past decade, winning multiple international accolades: Mitchell Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, Rhodes Scholar Finalist, and Marshall Scholar Finalist. He has worked with over 60 students over the past 5 years as an advisor. While Christopher is honored to have received his many titles and accolades, the college experience was so much more and this is why he wants to help all students achieve their potential at their dream school! As a triple major who went to undergrad at a smaller school on a scholarship, then lived in Ireland while attending Trinity College, and now pursues a PhD at Duke University, Christopher has experience at schools ranging from the small to the big, the close-knit to the prestigious. As an international fellow, Christopher has vast experience in interview preparation and essay writing; as an advisor and application reader to these competitive fellowships, he has a keen eye on how to find the narra...

Christopher helped students get into:
Harvard UniversityPrinceton University
Carnegie Mellon UniversityJohns Hopkins University
Dartmouth CollegeUniversity of Pennsylvania
Columbia UniversityDuke University
Harvard University
Princeton University
Carnegie Mellon University
Johns Hopkins University
Dartmouth College
University of Pennsylvania
Columbia University
Duke University
Christopher helps with…
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
Transfers
College Interviews
Waitlist & Deferral Assistance
Durham, NC
5 years of experience
University of Scranton – BS | Valedictorian. Triple Major in Biochemsitry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Environmental Science; Philosophy. Minor in Political Science.
Duke University – PhD | Quantitative Ecology
Political Science
Computer Science
Chemistry
Biology
Health
Math
Philosophy
Environmental Science
Public Policy
Statistics
Fun Facts
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Describe yourself in five words
Resolute, Resilient, Audacious, Stoic, Loyal

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Best piece of advice
Have the audacity to live the future you want

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First job
Landscaping

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Dream job
President of the World Wildlife Fund

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Favorite book
A River Runs Through It

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Favorite subject in school
Philosophy

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Favorite after-school activities
Rowing

🎡
Favorite artist
Hieronymus Bosch

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Favorite TV show
Room to Improve

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Favorite food
Watermelon

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Hobbies
Baking, Hiking, Pottery

My process

Just like your College Application, the advising process is a journey rooted in your skills, interests, and values. My goal is to help you share your life story as a narrative that colleges want to know and learn more about. The key is uncovering your unique narrative and starting early, meeting often. We will walk through college list development to maximize your chance of acceptance & scholarships before focusing on your personal statement and supplemental essays. We will conclude your admissions journey by practicing interview techniques and building your gravitas!

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$150.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Essay review

Full Review

$25.00 + 12 cents per word
Estimated return time: 33 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

Recent reviews

5.0(41 reviews)

β€œVery specific and helpful tips!"

Summer D.

β€œReally excellent and useful feedback. I see what you mean! Thanks, Madeleine"

Madeleine K.

β€œNo worries about the late response. Thanks for the helpful tips!"

Catherine P.
One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!
One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!
Durham, NC
5 years of experience
University of Scranton – BS | Valedictorian. Triple Major in Biochemsitry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Environmental Science; Philosophy. Minor in Political Science.
Duke University – PhD | Quantitative Ecology
Political Science
Computer Science
Chemistry
Biology
Health
Math
Philosophy
Environmental Science
Public Policy
Statistics
Fun Facts
πŸ–
Describe yourself in five words
Resolute, Resilient, Audacious, Stoic, Loyal

πŸ™
Best piece of advice
Have the audacity to live the future you want

πŸ’Ό
First job
Landscaping

πŸ’­
Dream job
President of the World Wildlife Fund

πŸ“š
Favorite book
A River Runs Through It

πŸ““
Favorite subject in school
Philosophy

⚽
Favorite after-school activities
Rowing

🎡
Favorite artist
Hieronymus Bosch

πŸ“Ί
Favorite TV show
Room to Improve

🍴
Favorite food
Watermelon

πŸͺ„
Hobbies
Baking, Hiking, Pottery
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.