COACHES FOR ESSAY WRITING PROGRAM (9-11 GRADES)

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The UCEazy College Essay Writing Program consists of highly experienced essay writing Coaches. Each of our Coaches average 15+ years experience as English and Journalism teachers and professors. All of our coaches have Master’s degrees at the minimum, and go through a rigorous interview process.

MEET THE COACHES
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Jennifer Brookover

DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING PROGRAM

Jen has 12+ years as a college counselor and AP English teacher in Philadelphia and California. Her proficiency in English provides her students an advantage as they draft college essays. As UCEazy’s Director of College Essay Writing Program, Jen oversees one of the most essential pieces of college applications.

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Abigail Turley

Essay Coach

Abigail has 22+ years of teaching experience in grades 9-12 English, creative writing, and public speaking, and she holds a Master’s degree in Education. Her impressive work as a literacy consultant allows Abigail to work closely with the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project.

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Becky Swanson

Essay Coach

Becky Swanson has accrued her experience as an educator in the Midwest working with 7th through 12th graders for the past 14 years. Becky holds a Master’s degree in Education and currently teaches English at an elite high school near Purdue University.

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Chris Nielsen

Essay Coach

Chris has been an English teacher for 16+ years working with students in grades 8th through 12th. His strengths include helping students from diverse cultural backgrounds grow their confidence in writing. His approach to coaching supports students in finding their voice and writing a compelling story.

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Carmen Livingston

Essay Coach

Carmen is a highly experienced college educator, who has spent 20+ years preparing first generation students for college admissions through personal essay writing. She has worked as a journalist for publications such as The Syracuse Newspapers and has taught courses focused on research-based writing and argument.

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Cynthia Darling

Essay Coach

Cynthia has been a high school English teacher in independent high schools for 20+ years. Her treasured role has been guiding high school seniors in writing their college personal statements and supplemental essays. Cynthia has also served as part of the Admissions Committee where she conducted reviews of student writing.

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Gail Collins

Essay Coach

As a long time English teacher and counselor, Gail understands that when students have the ability to connect and write about their story, their college essays and overall applications will set them apart as “unique”. Gail helps students do just that. Find their voice and write their story.

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Stephen Williams

Essay Coach

Stephen has 30+ years of experience in education serving in various roles such as AP English teacher and College Counselor and is passionate about supporting student writing development. His extensive knowledge has been passed on through his professorship at the prestigious UC Counseling Certification Program.

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Kaitlin Alexander

Essay Coach

Kaitlin is a career educator with a Master’s degree in Education and 10+ years of experience in secondary language arts classrooms. As a remote coach, she works with teens across the globe on both their writing skills and supports students to improve their executive functioning skills.

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Leah Seabrook-Rocha

Essay Coach

Leah has 22+ years of teaching experience at the community college level and in the 6-12 classroom. She has been awarded for her accomplishments with Gifted Youth and was a Reader for AP US History Exams. Leah is dedicated to helping her students find their voice through writing and developing communication skills.

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Rebecca Lazarus

Essay Coach

Rebecca has extensive experience as both a college counselor and a high school English teacher. Rebecca is passionate about supporting students in developing their writing skills and achieving their goals. She excels at building relationships and establishing a positive rapport with her students and families.

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Nick Keough

Essay Coach

Nick has 14+ years of English teaching experience. AP English Literature and Research & Writing are the courses where he has spent most of his career. Nick believes that the ability to communicate, especially through clear, concise writing is an essential skill, one that can be learned and honed with guidance and practice.