Live essay review with Sophia Druffner

Recorded Friday, April 8, 2022 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


Get the chance to have your college essay reviewed live by Sophia and hear her personalized essay writing and admission advice for high schools students. Sophia will review a select number of essays live during the stream; for each essay, she'll walk through how admissions officers would read the essay, then go paragraph by paragraph to offer suggestions for improvement. Don't miss this chance to get personalized advice and ask all of your admission-related questions in our chat!

Sophia Druffner is a recent Ph.D. admit and current teacher. As an Applications Consultant for two cycles, she collaborated with students to gain Ivy League acceptances and admission into their top-choice schools. Sophia attended Vanderbilt with a full-tuition merit-based scholarship as a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar. Since graduating, she has taught over 300 high school students and helped guide them through the college admissions process. Sophia is extremely excited about using her experience as an applications consultant, teacher, and student to help you create a strong, competitive application that showcases how amazing you truly are.

Click here to access the form to submit your essay for review.


Sophie Alina

Vanderbilt University – B.A. in Mathematics | Honors in the College of Arts & Sciences
Southern Methodist University – M.Ed.
UT Health and Science Center – M.P.H. candidate
I am a rising Vanderbilt Ph.D. student and Russell Hamilton Scholar at the Peabody College of Education and Human Development. As an Applications Consultant for three cycles, I collaborated with students to gain Ivy League acceptances, full-tuition scholarships, and admission into top-choice schools. As a secondary school teacher for three years, I have worked with over 400 elementary, middle, and high school students, giving me the skills to break down difficult topics into organized steps. As a graduate student and Master of Education graduate, I not only have strong writing skills, but also the ability to teach these skills to the students I work with. One Harvard professor said that the opening to my Ph.D. personal statement was one of the best introductions they had ever read.

I attended Vanderbilt on a full-tuition merit-based scholarship as a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar. There, I majored in mathematics and received Honors in the College of Arts & Sciences. As a former premed student (I plan to pursue my M.D. after the completion of my Ph.D.), math major, violin performance minor, and social science researcher, I have a strong interdisciplinary foundation. This background enables me to effectively work with students to blend complex ideas with personal experiences to create compelling essays.

I am extremely excited to use my experience as an applications consultant, teacher, and student to help you create a competitive application that shows how amazing you truly are. I cannot wait to work with you! Schedule a free consultation or send in an essay for essay review, and you’ll hear back from me soon.

Also, please note: Many of my students are from low-income contexts. If this applies to you, please go ahead and schedule a free consultation. We can talk about how best to navigate the college admissions process! I am a big believer in the accessibility of four-year universities to low-income students (especially first-generation low-income students), and would love to help you out. Several of my students who are first-gen, low-income students have received full-tuition scholarships to the schools of their dreams. I am looking forward to meeting you!
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Undergrad College: Georgetown University '21

Major: History; Minors in French and Russian

Work Experience: The college applications process is all about responding to one question: who are you? I am passionate about helping students craft a creative answer. I have been helping students gain admission to the T25 schools of their dreams since 2018, when I first started working for CollegeVine as an Applications Consultant, and later, blog writer. Soon after graduating from Georgetown, I started my own company to make college advising my career. I currently mentor students through one-on-one consulting sessions and essay editing.

My Admissions Story: My admissions journey began with a desire to dive into the humanities and have an adventure of self-discovery. I applied to East Coast liberal arts schools that value creativity and specialize in teaching languages, history, and international affairs. One thin deferral letter came in the fall, a thicker envelope came in the spring, and with that, I was accepted to my dream school — Georgetown University!


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