Time to write your essays
Jennifer Kim is an award-winning teacher, writer, and writing coach who shows students how to write captivating personal essays for college applications. Her students have been accepted to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Penn, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, UC Riverside, USC, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, Tufts, University of Chicago, Chapman, and more. She has taught 1000+ students how to write this pivotal essay for their future.
A credentialed teacher for over 15 years, Jennifer uses her 11-step Personal Imagery Method to draw authentic stories from students. Jennifer truly enjoys working with teenagers to help them discover and write their personal story -- and to celebrate their successes.
MIT recognized Jennifer as an influential instructor and UC Irvine honored her on its Educator Wall of Fame. She has held writing and journalism fellowships at Stanford, UCLA, CSULA, and the University of Texas, Austin. Jennifer taught high school English for 12 years (World Literature, AP English Language and Composition, Journalism) and advised nationally award-winning, student media for seven years. She has extensive experience working with young people to improve their writing.
Jennifer's writing and work have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, NPR, KCRW, KCET, East West Magazine, KoreAm Journal, and the City of Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander Calendar and Cultural Guide. She has an M.F.A. from UCLA and a B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Jennifer graduated from a college prep high school with Latin Honors where she served as a poetry editor and played three sports.
How I Can Help You
I guide students through my step-by-step Personal Imagery Method which helps them brainstorm,
focus in on a captivating story, and write beautifully and confidently in their own voice.
I teach the "brushstrokes" technique that helps students easily elevate their writing style and grammar to the next level.
I believe in making the college personal essay a time of self discovery and self expression.
I am here to help students identify their passions, believe in themselves, and write the best essay of their lives.
I also aim to make the writing process structured and fun.
Packages and customized lessons available.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PACKAGE
Let's get started now!
Five sessions include the following:
Guided exercises to brainstorm and craft your story
Friendly interview to help draw out your story and its meaning
Techniques such as"brushstrokes" to improve imagery and sentence complexity. Painlessly improve your grammar, too!
Revising, editing, and proofreading techniques
Coaching through multiple drafts and final review of essay
Archive of successful student essays written by local students
Optional sessions at creative spaces such as the Los Angeles Arboretum (admission included)
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for individual and group rates.
HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR PACKAGE
Discover and develop your passions now to create a winning essay for the future.
Junior Package includes Senior Package features. Please contact email@example.com for individual and group rates.