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College Essay Tutoring in Austin,tx

College applications are a common source of confusion, stress, and anxiety among both parents and high school students alike. While the college admission process often prompts a multitude of questions, the most common questions center on the college application essay.

No matter what universities your student chooses to apply to, they must always compete with tens of thousands of other students for that congratulatory letter informing them that they have made it into the college of their dreams. 
JB Tutoring understands how exciting, but also overwhelming, applying to colleges can be for students. That's why we strive to make the college application process as seamless and straightforward as possible. 
Crafting an exceptional college application essay with a tutor at JB Tutoring helps ensure that your student successfully articulates their unique personality and voice, along with their aptitude for critical thinking and personal reflection in their college application. 


College Prep Tutoring

JB Tutoring is a small tutoring organization that serves K-12 students in the Austin, TX area. We offer a wide variety of tutoring services, including support on college application essays.


Although every student can learn how to write essays for college applications, our services go beyond that. We aim to familiarize students with the essentials of essay writing so that they get prepared for college writing assignments in general, too.


From idea brainstorming and outlining, to researching, writing, and revising, our tutors are here to ensure that students gain clarity and confidence around every aspect of their college admissions essays.


College essay tutoring can be adapted to your students’ needs, but our services typically include:

Topic Choice & Brainstorming: Simply getting started is often the most challenging part for many students. Whether students are unsure of what they want to write about, or how to begin their essay, JB Tutoring’s tutors can help your student zero in on a few significant experiences that showcase their personality traits, background, interests, values, and talents. Some colleges allow students to choose the topic, as long as it’s appropriate, while others may preselect a topic for them.

Writing: If the student is not the strongest or most confident writer, JB Tutoring can teach the student some helpful writing skills that they can then carry with them into their college career. Whether your student needs assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, or paragraph organization, our tutors will help make sure that their college essay reflects proper writing mechanics and style.

Revising: Most of the time that we spend with students centers on essay revisions. JB Tutoring’s tutors can improve your student’s essay by offering suggestions and feedback on tone, structure, places to add further detail, and more. Our revisions can help your student eliminate unnecessary details throughout their essay and enable the relevant, most important information to shine through.

Research: Many universities have additional short answer questions that require students to provide details explaining why they would like to attend that particular college. JB Tutoring's tutors can guide students through their research to ensure that they compose a short essay that captures the unique, specific reasons why that school appeals to them. This may include the college’s extracurricular activities, course offerings, degree programs, internship or research opportunities, specific professors or facilities, and more.

Final Editing: After students and tutors have crafted and extensively revised all college essays, we will do one final edit to ensure that their essays are free of any grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. This requires carefully reading through the essays, correcting any obvious errors, and making any necessary changes before submission.

At JB Tutoring, we pride ourselves on helping students gain confidence not only in their writing abilities, but their abilities in life beyond college applications as well. 

Our tutors are committed to helping students succeed in the classroom and beyond by bolstering their academic skills and sense of self-sufficiency.

College Application Essay Tutoring

JB Tutoring has over a dozen tutors that can assist across a wide variety of subjects, including Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, English, History, Spanish, SAT/ACT Prep, College Admission Essays, and more! In addition to assistance with specific courses, tutors can offer advice on study skills and organizational skills as well.

Jaclyn is the head college readiness tutor at JB Tutoring.

In college application essay sessions, Jaclyn and students can:

  1. Discuss Potential Majors/Career Paths 

    • Jaclyn is working on becoming a certified practitioner in the Strong Interest Inventory and MBTI. Starting in summer of 2024, Jaclyn will be able to administer and interpret the Strong assessment and MBTI assessment for her students. These assessments provide invaluable insight into students' personalities, learning styles, work preferences, interests, and values so that they can make the most informed choice possible when it comes to what to study in college and pursue as a career upon graduating. NOTE: these assessments are NOT aptitude/skill-based testing, but rather an analysis of individuals' natural interests and preferences. 

  2. Create a College Planner

    • ​The college planner is a document that features important information about the colleges the student wants to apply to (location, majors/programs of interest, acceptance rate, etc.). 

  3. Verify University Admission Requirements and Application Deadlines

    • In order to ensure students stay on track and get applications submitted on time, it is crucial to be informed about things like average GPA and SAT/ACT scores for admitted freshmen, application deadlines, and more. Additionally, as students develop their college list, it is essential to make sure their colleges are a blend of Reach, Target, and Safety schools.

  4. Brainstorm Essay Ideas and Create Outlines

    • ​Most universities require students to submit an application essay (500-700 words) based on a standardized prompt (Common App, for example, has a list of 7 prompts students can choose from). Many universities have additional short answer questions (100-300 words). Jaclyn will have students complete a brainstorming worksheet that helps students generate ideas for how to respond to these questions. They will then discuss the worksheet and formulate outlines accordingly so that the student can begin writing.

  5. Make Revisions and Provide Comments on Drafts of Essays

    • ​Jaclyn will provide detailed feedback and essay revisions in order to ensure the student submits the best written responses possible!

Rates & Availability

Jaclyn is available to meet with students in-person or online on Mondays through Thursdays. Her College Admission Essay sessions are typically 1 or 1.5 hours in length. Most families have tutoring sessions 1-3 times per week. 

If you would like to learn more about Jaclyn and JB Tutoring, please visit our ABOUT page. If you would like to reach Jaclyn directly, call 512-964-3996 or email

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