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Common App Essay Tutor

Alan Stransman B.A., B. Ed., M.A., M.S.


My name is Alan Stransman, and I help students write a compelling common app essay or any other types of college application essay.

The essay component of the Common Application, which is generally referred to as the “common app essay” is a very critical requirement of the Common Application, as it is the one and only chance for the applicant to reveal something unique and unforgettable about him or herself.

It is also one of the most difficult components of the Common Application to do well.

As a Common App Essay Tutor, I will work with you to craft a compelling personal essay.

My fee is $40 per half-hour OR $60 per hour, and I can help you at any stage of the process – whether you have already written a draft of your essay and want to polish it or you are still deciding upon a topic.

I use the telephone, email and Skype as my communication tools.

I am based in Toronto, Canada, but I work with students from all over the world.


My Unique Credentials To Be An Effective Common App Essay Tutor

I have 4 university degrees – two undergraduate degrees and two Master’s degrees, and am a former English teacher at both the high school and university levels.

I won a scholarship for English Literature as an undergrad at the University of Toronto and attended graduate school at the University of Western Ontario on full scholarship.

I have written a great many essays and I can help you write your common app essay.

In addition to my academic background, I have also written several books (6 at last count), including two memoirs.

The memoir-writing experience is key because common app essays – and other college application essays – are what I call “micro-memoirs”.

To write a powerful common app essay you have to look into yourself and tell the reader something unique and meaningful about you – and that is exactly what you have to do as a memoir writer, too.

Feel free to contact me anytime for help with your common app essay or other type of college application essay.

Phone: 416-519-4427

Email: astransman@rogers.com

Skype: AlanStransman


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