Christopher Kilner
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Christopher Kilner
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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…
Transfers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
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
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Resolute, Resilient, Audacious, Stoic, Loyal

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

💼
First job
Landscaping

💭
Dream job
President of the World Wildlife Fund

📚
Favorite book
A River Runs Through It

📓
Favorite subject in school
Philosophy

Favorite after-school activities
Rowing

🎵
Favorite artist
Hieronymus Bosch

📺
Favorite TV show
Room to Improve

🍴
Favorite food
Watermelon

🪄
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: 54 hours

Description

A comprehensive review of your essay draft. Recommended if you have a rough or strong draft.

Recent reviews

5.0(51 reviews)

“The edits suggested greatly improved the essay!"

Catherine P.

“The review was extremely detailed and helpful. He set out a solid plan to get the essay done and gave great advice to make the essay sound much stronger. The only issue was the time it took to get my review back, but to be fair I sent the request about 2 weeks before the essay was due. Overall, worth the money and super great feedback, just make sure to request a review well in advance. "

Sean M.

“Sophia's comments were extremely helpful. She helped shorten my sentences and corrected grammar where needed and helped the ending of my essay that was weak I cannot thank her enough!!!."

Santosh T.
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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
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
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Resolute, Resilient, Audacious, Stoic, Loyal

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

💼
First job
Landscaping

💭
Dream job
President of the World Wildlife Fund

📚
Favorite book
A River Runs Through It

📓
Favorite subject in school
Philosophy

Favorite after-school activities
Rowing

🎵
Favorite artist
Hieronymus Bosch

📺
Favorite TV show
Room to Improve

🍴
Favorite food
Watermelon

🪄
Hobbies
Baking, Hiking, Pottery
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