GREAT MINDS

THINK DIFFERENTLY

A great college essay starts with a great conversation.

 

OUR MISSION

An excellent college essay coach can help spark that conversation so you can put your best foot forward for admissions committees and showcase your strengths.

Great Minds Education Consultants works intensively with students from start to finish, helping to brainstorm, write, and edit college application essays, getting to know our students along the way so that we can help them effectively communicate what makes them special. Great Minds takes an innovative and highly personalized approach, meeting with students weekly until all essays are fully ready to submit.

We believe that the college application process should be holistic, introspective, and most importantly, educational. It is our mission that students complete the college application process as better writers who are more prepared to succeed in college and beyond.

 
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The Process

  1. Schedule an intake and initial brainstorming session. (1 session)

  2. Brainstorm, write, and edit a 650-word personal statement. (2-4 sessions)

  3. Complete four 350-word UC essays, if applicable. (2-4 sessions)

  4. Complete supplemental essays for up to 12 colleges and universities. (10-15 sessions)

  5. A surcharge may apply for additional applications.
     

The average Great Minds student spends up to 20 hours working one-on-one with their essay coach over a period of six months.

 

PRICING

ESSAY COACHING
$2,995
 

  • See “The Process” section
    above for details

  • UC schools included

  • Editing included (1-week turnaround)

ESSAY COACHING
FOR UC SCHOOLS ONLY

$995
 

  • 1-hour intake and
    brainstorming session

  • Up to 6 one-on-one sessions

  • Editing included (1-week turnaround)

Full-service college counseling is no longer available. Please contact us for a referral to a partner consultant.
For consultants interested in partnering with GMEC, please contact us for pricing.

 

SUCCESS STORIES

 
 

MEET OUR FOUNDER

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Mallory Ditchey has worked as a tutor and college application consultant in Los Angeles and New York since 2009. She was formerly an admissions reader for Loyola Marymount University, as well as a reader for parents seeking funding from the financial aid office. She taught standardized test prep classes and ran a college application workshop at Areté Preparatory Academy in Los Angeles, where she worked as a History and Latin teacher.

 

Mallory graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a B.A. in Archaeology. She received her M.A. in Assyriology from Yale University in 2012, and an M.A. in History from Columbia University in 2015, where she taught World History at the undergraduate level. Mallory has a proven track record of assisting students in crafting successful top-tier college application essays.

Contact

 

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