I charge by the hour, and my hourly rate is $90. Typically, I meet with students for 30-minute appointments and spend 30 minutes reading and preparing comments for writers to take home with them.

You are always welcome to pay for each appointment separately, and I am willing to work with writers at any stage in the process. However, most families find it convenient to send a check for three hours ($250 / the package rate) to the first appointment. This fee covers the work typically required to produce an excellent college application essay: An initial overview of the process along with a brainstorming session, two appointments to discuss a first draft and an in-depth revision (along with my time preparing for these appointments), and polishing suggestions for the final draft, usually sent electronically. For more information, see Services and The Common Application Essay Package.

Additional appointments, if needed, will by charged by the hour. Inquire about extended coaching packages.

Payment is required at the first appointment.
Please make checks payable to Jessie C. Grearson.

Cancellation Policy:

Ordinarily, I am able to reschedule appointments with no charge if given a day’s notice; however, if a student fails to attend an appointment without notice, I will charge for the full appointment.

Given early decision deadlines, the time from October 15 to November 15 each year is extremely busy for me. During these four weeks, students must give me two full days’ notice to avoid being charged; this advance notice allows me to schedule another student in a valuable time slot.

Getting Your Essay To Me:

The easiest way to send your essay is via email as an attachment. You may also drop off a hard copy at my home. Please make sure that your essay includes your name, phone number, and e-mail address.

State at the top of the essay what your topic is, or choose a title that suggests it. Double space your essay.

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