Alexandra Johnson
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Alexandra Johnson

About

Hi! My name is Alex, and I would be thrilled to help you with the college application process! I graduated from Duke University with degrees in Public Policy and French and am now a law student at Wake Forest University. I have been working with students for the last five years on their college application process, and I love seeing students grow in their confidence and writing abilities! I'm originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, and I'm a huge college basketball fan! I even slept in a tent for a month with 11 other people to get into the Duke-UNC basketball game! Also, during college, I raised a puppy named Franco to become a service dog through Canine Companions for Independence! I would love to work with you to make your college applications process as easy and fun as possible!

Alexandra helped students get into:
Duke UniversityUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina State UniversityWake Forest University
Appalachian State UniversityCornell University
Duke University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina State University
Wake Forest University
Appalachian State University
Cornell University
Alexandra helps withโ€ฆ
Extracurriculars
Winston-Salem, NC
5 years of experience
Duke University โ€“ BA | Double Major in Public Policy Studies and French Studies, with a Certificate in Ethics and Society
Wake Forest University โ€“ JD | JD Candidate
Law
Political Science
International Relations
Journalism
Language
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
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Describe yourself in five words
Compassionate, bubbly, curious, adventurous, ambitious

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Best piece of advice
Believe in yourself and what you can accomplish!

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First job
YMCA Camp Counselor

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Dream job
UNHCR High Commissioner

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Favorite book
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

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Favorite subject in school
English! (I have always LOVED reading)

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Favorite after-school activities
Soccer, cross country, and reading!

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Favorite artist
Taylor Swift

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Favorite TV show
The West Wing

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Favorite food
Anything with chocolate

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Hobbies
Traveling, watching good movies, and playing with my puppy!

Packages

Starter

10 hours

For families looking for help on a couple of key schools
$1,100($110/hr)
Save 8%

Success

25 hours

For families looking for support across the admissions process
$2,450($98/hr)
Save 18%

Comprehensive

40 hours

For families looking for comprehensive support on every part of the process
$3,500($88/hr)
Save 27%

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$120.00 / 60 min

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


Passion Project Rapid Planning Session

$75.00 / 30 min

Perfect for students who want to brainstorm ideas for passion projects and ways to get started!


Supplemental Essay Review

$60.00 / 30 min

Want help with supplemental essays? Bring a draft, and we'll discuss how to improve your essay!

Essay review

Full Review

$15.00 + 5 cents per word
Estimated return time: 16 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

4.8(20 reviews)

โ€œThank you! This review helped me fine tune the wording and add a bit more to the "why" of my essay. "

Kathryn H.

โ€œThank you so much for your thorough feedback, Alex!! I really appreciate your help."

Gloria G.

โ€œVery helpful. My name is Mari though and not James. James is my dad and he paid for the review. Thank you for your help"

James C.
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!
Winston-Salem, NC
5 years of experience
Duke University โ€“ BA | Double Major in Public Policy Studies and French Studies, with a Certificate in Ethics and Society
Wake Forest University โ€“ JD | JD Candidate
Law
Political Science
International Relations
Journalism
Language
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
๐Ÿ–
Describe yourself in five words
Compassionate, bubbly, curious, adventurous, ambitious

๐Ÿ™
Best piece of advice
Believe in yourself and what you can accomplish!

๐Ÿ’ผ
First job
YMCA Camp Counselor

๐Ÿ’ญ
Dream job
UNHCR High Commissioner

๐Ÿ“š
Favorite book
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

๐Ÿ““
Favorite subject in school
English! (I have always LOVED reading)

โšฝ
Favorite after-school activities
Soccer, cross country, and reading!

๐ŸŽต
Favorite artist
Taylor Swift

๐Ÿ“บ
Favorite TV show
The West Wing

๐Ÿด
Favorite food
Anything with chocolate

๐Ÿช„
Hobbies
Traveling, watching good movies, and playing with my puppy!
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.