Why Consult a College Essay Coach?

Writers Studio students have been accepted to Duke University, Northwestern University, Northeastern University (Boston), Tufts, Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, Smith College, Bowdoin College, Boston College, McGill University, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign,  University of Wisconsin, Madison, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, American University in Washington D.C, University of North Carolina, DePaul University, Loyola University, Villanova and more.


With most colleges receiving more applications than they have space, the college essay is your student’s chance to put a personal face to the grades and scores. The college essay has the potential to sway an admissions committee when candidates are identical in every other respect, or even when your scores aren’t of the same caliber.


A college essay coach has the experience to help candidates select and write on themes that represent them best. They leverage years of experience to help college applicants craft the essay in the most lucid, yet powerful and evocative, style. College essay coaches can help students produce essays that are game changers.  


Further, while the number of college applicants increase yearly, universities have set even higher standards for admissions. Some 2016 acceptance rates at more selective schools:

Duke University  – 9 %

Harvard University – 5.4%

MIT –  7.9%

University of California, Berkeley – 18.3%

University of Pennsylvania – 9.4%


Your essay can improve your chances of acceptance.

Writing Coaches Can Be Game Changers

Learn from a professional Chicago-area, NPR, Chicago Tribune writer and editor. We work with gifted and struggling writers alike to impact grades and open doors to colleges, publication, awards and scholarships. 

Coaching grades 2 -12, college applicants, novelists, on site & online. 

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To book a free consultation, schedule a speaking engagement, enroll in our writing workshops for students or teachers, contact writersstudiousa@gmail.com or (630) 915-8654.

Why Work with Naazish YarKhan? 

“Naazish was terrific in reviewing our senior’s college essays. Although he did all the writing, she would make sidebar suggestions on what he could edit out or strengthen to best express himself – never making changes to the documents – but supplying helpful comments only. They worked through a number of drafts very collaboratively.

Our son got into the college of his first choice and I believe it was due in large part to his excellent college essay. It may not always be the “make it or break it” factor of an application, but the college essay does matter. Needless to say, when it comes time for our current student to apply, we will absolutely use Naazish’s services again.”

B. Young

Parent of American University D.C. student, ( Glen Ellyn, IL)

“Having Mrs. YarKhan help with my college essay was a true blessing. Once I had a rough draft of my college essay, I sent it to Mrs. YarKhan for feedback and edits. Within a day she had read through it, edited all of the points for grammar and punctuation, and had given me plenty of in-depth and thoughtful suggestions on how to revise my content and better articulate my thoughts.

She was extremely responsive and emailed me within 24 hours of each of my edits. Writing college essays can be a daunting task, but with Mrs. YarKhan’s help the process became much more manageable and fun.

If you are looking for an outsider’s perspective on your college essay and would like someone to help you refine your essay, there is no better person. Mrs. YarKhan goes through each college essay thoroughly and makes sure it is the best it can be, to better present you to your college.”

M. Ahmed

Duke University student,   (Arizona)

“Naazish offered the perfect balance of push and pull, supportive praise and constructive critique to motivate my daughter in writing and refining her essay to its best.

Naazish was able to push my daughter through her fears to see the talent that lay beneath, and provide the structure needed to pare down her detail so every word was meaningful. Through this, she inspired a great deal of confidence in my daughter’s own gift of writing and helped her delve deeper into her theme and “story” to flush out a remarkably deep and thoughtful essay. 

I am deeply appreciative of Naazish’s talent in working with my daughter with such great care as well as effectiveness”

Susan Rosenbaum

(Glen Ellyn, IL)

“Any student would benefit greatly from her skill. It can be difficult to say everything concretely in 700 words or less, but with her astute editing skills she ensured pieces that were always on-point and powerful.  As the Managing Editor of the Common Ground News Service (CGNews), it was always a pleasure to work with Naazish.

She consistently authored thoughtful and timely op-eds and articles for us, many of which were among our most widely read pieces during my time at CGNews. Oftentimes our readers would comment on just how refreshing and genuine her voice was. She possesses a true gift with the pen.”

Robert Amir Berry

Former Managing Editor for the Common Ground News Service (CGNews)

“Two of my kids attended class with Naazish and it really helped with their writing. For my sophomore, it helped her develop the ability to better structure her work, and it resulted in making essay writing much easier for her. This is a very important skill for kids to learn before college. Thank you Naazish!”

S. Siddiqui

Parent of Middle and High Schooler, Oaklawn, IL

“We really felt that our son’s voice was not tampered with and the comments and recommendations on both his college essays made his voice shine even more!” 


J. Tyburk

Parent of Glenbard West Student, UNC Candidate (Glen Ellyn, IL)