Amy Kramer
Amy Kramer

About

Amy Kramer graduated from Duke in 2018 as a Robertson Scholar with highest honors in Public Policy and Political Science and earned her master’s degree in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing as a Schwarzman Scholar. Amy is a DC-based government employee, but before joining the civil service, she worked in the Duke Office of Government Relations and also served a two-year term on the Duke Board of Trustees. Amy is a professional copy-editor with extensive experience advising domestic and international students throughout the entire college application process, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Amy has copy-edited nearly 400,000 words as a college essay consultant for three companies and managed essay content development for 40+ individual clients since 2014. Amy also attended a high school of the arts and loves helping musicians articulate their artistic passions to academic institutions. In her free time, Amy plays bassoon in a local DC orchestra.

Amy helped students get into:
Duke UniversityUniversity of Chicago
Stanford UniversityUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyEmory University
Princeton UniversityCornell University
Duke University
University of Chicago
Stanford University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Emory University
Princeton University
Cornell University
Amy helps with…
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
College Interviews
High School Course Selection
College Applications & Essays
Washington, DC
8 years of experience
Duke University – BA | Public Policy and Political Science
Economics
Political Science
International Relations
Communications
Music
Public Policy
Fun Facts
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Describe yourself in five words
Adventurous, Ambitious, Artistic, Persistent, Passionate

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Best piece of advice
Bloom where you're planted.

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First job
Soccer Referee

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Dream job
Affecting meaningful policy change.

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Favorite book
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (fiction), Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker (non-fiction)

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Favorite subject in school
English/Writing and Music/Orchestra

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Favorite after-school activities
Soccer, music, volunteering, ice-hockey, watching tv

🎡
Favorite artist
Beethoven or Chopin

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Favorite TV show
Anything dramatic and action packed! (24, Money Heist, Handmaid's Tale, Breaking Bad, Blacklist, Game of Thrones, etc.)

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Favorite food
Chipotle

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Hobbies
Traveling, playing bassoon in a DC-based orchestra, painting-by-number, watching tv, playing board games with friends

Packages

College Advising (Starter)

10 hours

For families looking for help on a couple of key schools.
$1,250($125/hr)
Save 7%

College Advising (Success)

25 hours

For families looking for support across the admissions process.
$2,875($115/hr)
Save 15%

College Advising (Elite)

40 hours

For families looking for comprehensive support on every part of the process.
$4,200($105/hr)
Save 22%

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$135.00 / 60 min

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


Academic Advising / Course Selection (30 minutes)

$70.00 / 30 min

We'll work through course selection options and strategies or discuss your academic plan in general.


Advising / Mentorship Session (60 minutes)

$135.00 / 60 min

We can discuss whatever is on your mind! Can be college, internships, research, jobs, or life!


Build Your School List (60 minutes)

$135.00 / 60 min

During this call, we'll work together to choose the best schools for you!


College admissions advising (30 minutes)

$70.00 / 30 min

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


Mock College Interview (30 minutes)

$70.00 / 30 min

During this session, we'll run through a mock college interview with tips on how to best prepare!


Mock College Interview (60 minutes)

$135.00 / 60 min

During this session, we'll run through a mock college interview with tips on how to best prepare!


Offline School Research (30 minutes)

$70.00 / 30 min

Offline research on any topic to support your admissions process. Please provide context on what you are looking for information on in the session details. Please note that a Zoom link will be created but the session will NOT be conducted synchronously and research will be delivered via messaging.


Trial Session (New Clients)

$30.00 / 30 min

Whether you're thinking about a package or you're totally unsure what do to next... Let's chat!

Essay review

Full Review

$25.00 + 7 cents per word
Estimated return time: 43 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(4 reviews)

β€œThis was very helpful, thank you!"

ELENA C.

β€œThank you so much! The feedback was amazing and I really appreciated the time that went into it. I feel that my essay came out a lot stronger after your edits. "

Ashley K.

β€œMeeting with Amy was certainly productive. She understands my son's goals and was able to give him some useful pointers on how he can achieve them. We are grateful and hope to work with Amy again in the near future. "

Shobha 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!
Washington, DC
8 years of experience
Duke University – BA | Public Policy and Political Science
Economics
Political Science
International Relations
Communications
Music
Public Policy
Fun Facts
πŸ–
Describe yourself in five words
Adventurous, Ambitious, Artistic, Persistent, Passionate

πŸ™
Best piece of advice
Bloom where you're planted.

πŸ’Ό
First job
Soccer Referee

πŸ’­
Dream job
Affecting meaningful policy change.

πŸ“š
Favorite book
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (fiction), Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker (non-fiction)

πŸ““
Favorite subject in school
English/Writing and Music/Orchestra

⚽
Favorite after-school activities
Soccer, music, volunteering, ice-hockey, watching tv

🎡
Favorite artist
Beethoven or Chopin

πŸ“Ί
Favorite TV show
Anything dramatic and action packed! (24, Money Heist, Handmaid's Tale, Breaking Bad, Blacklist, Game of Thrones, etc.)

🍴
Favorite food
Chipotle

πŸͺ„
Hobbies
Traveling, playing bassoon in a DC-based orchestra, painting-by-number, watching tv, playing board games with friends
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.