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Why Essay Edge Coaching?

My approach is tailored to your specific needs and goals. I take the time to understand your background, interests, and aspirations to help you craft an authentic and impactful essay that showcases your true potential. I understand the Common App essay prompts, and they know how to help you address them effectively while highlighting your individuality.

I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ students and their families. At a political and cultural moment where LGBTQ+ folx are increasingly under attack, I am committed to helping students find a school that fits both academically and socially.

The Essay Edge Approach

At Essay Edge Coaching, I believe your college essays should showcase your academic achievements and tell your unique story. I am here to help you craft compelling narratives that reflect your identity, aspirations, and experiences, presenting the truest version of yourself to college admissions committees.

Whether you're struggling with topic selection, structure, or need a second pair of eyes to review your drafts, I provide personalized guidance and support.

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What to Expect

Personalized Guidance: I will work one-on-one with you, providing personalized feedback and insights to enhance your essay's quality and clarity. I'll help you refine your ideas, strengthen your arguments, and polish your writing style, ensuring your essay captivates admissions officers.

Expertise and Experience: I have a proven track record of success. I am familiar with the intricacies of college admission. You can trust my expertise to elevate your essay to the next level.

Tailored Strategies: I understand that each student has unique strengths and experiences to showcase. I will help you identify your standout qualities and develop a customized strategy to highlight them effectively in your essay. My goal is to make your application unforgettable and compelling.

Timely Support: Deadlines are crucial in the college application process, and we prioritize your timeline. I work efficiently to make sure you receive prompt feedback and guidance, helping you stay on track with your essay writing goals.

Confidentiality and Professionalism: We maintain the highest standards of professionalism and respect your privacy. Your personal information and essay content will be handled with utmost confidentiality and will never be shared with third parties.

Don't let your college essay hold you back from your dreams. Essay Edge College Application Coaching will give you the confidence and skills to create a standout essay that reflects your true potential. Let me be your trusted partner in this important journey.

Please contact me today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward crafting a remarkable college essay. Your future awaits, and we're here to help you make it shine.

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Services Offered

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College Admissions Essay Coaching

  • Common App Essay
  • Supplemental Essays
  • Application Submission Assistance
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Graduate School Admission Coaching

  • Program Selection Guidance
  • Personal Statements
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A la Carte Services

  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Common App Support
  • Application Review
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Client Testimonials

"I give Steph my highest recommendation! Not only was Steph instrumental to my high school senior's acceptance into Emory—given her confidence about her essay, suggesting elaborations, paying scrupulous attention to college application deadlines and details of special essay questions required by particular colleges—Steph also made the whole process a matter of excitement and fun for my daughter. I would hear them laughing and then turning to fun writing together. Steph is reliable, organized, professional, and she has a way with working with high school students, You can’t go wrong!"

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"When I was applying to colleges, we had Dr. Iasiello help edit and revise my essays. She worked with me and gave quick, valuable advice that helped clear up my message, while keeping it my own. My essays were substantially better and played a large role in my college acceptances."

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"Steph helped both of my sons with their college essays. She was great at making sure they addressed the questions and that they their essays were appropriate to each college so they would stand out as applicant. She is both positive and constructive in her teaching methods. Both of my boys got into their first choice for college. I highly recommend using Steph."


I know the college admissions process is expensive and I'm committed to making my services accessible to families regardless of resources. This is why I offer several fee structure options so we can find a compensation model that fits your needs.

Hourly Rate: $175

Ask about package options, referral credits, and contingency fees.

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About Me

With a PhD from Emory University and years of experience in the field of education, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my role as a college essay coach. My background in mentoring and guiding students has given me a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities that arise during the college application journey.

My approach to coaching is rooted in building strong connections with my students and taking the time to understand their backgrounds, interests, and aspirations.

With my guidance, students feel empowered to confidently and creatively tackle the Common App essay prompts. I will help them develop powerful narratives, hone their writing skills, and craft compelling essays that captivate admissions officers. My keen eye for detail and ability to offer constructive feedback ensures that each essay is polished to perfection.

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Reach out today to schedule a consultation.

Your future awaits, and we're here to help you make it shine!

Steph C. Iasiello, PhD