Berkeley PhD Writing Tutor: College Application Essays and High School Composition

College Essay Coaching, Humanities, Reading & Comprehension, Writing High School Only

I am a writing tutor specializing in college application essays and high school composition. I developed an expertise in writing instruction at UC Berkeley, where I designed and taught eight semesters of undergraduate composition courses. I seek to make writing a curious, engaging, and fun process in which students develop their unique styles of thought.

I am a PhD candidate in literature at UC Berkeley. I received my BA in English with high honors from Wesleyan University and my MA in Literature from Berkeley. I received offers of admission from Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and other top universities. My writing has won numerous prizes. 

I offer a variety of services:

1. Perfecting the College App Essay: four sessions in which we devise a writing plan and go through three rounds of revisions. $500 / 4 hours

2. Single Session: one session focused on a particular goal or general editing. $140 / 1 hour

3. Ongoing Support: these sessions focus on identifying and correcting the areas of weakness, writing behaviors, the conventions of writing, and everything from structure to syntax. $125 / 1 hour (minimum of three hours)

Note: I edit the document before each hour of tutoring.

Berkeley, Oakland, the East Bay, San Francisco, and the Peninsula. 

Region Served: 
East Bay, Peninsula, San Francisco
High school
scott.christopherpeter [at]