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Find the Power of your Voice!

Writing the college essay can be the trickiest and most challenging part of your college application - but don’t worry! We will work together to ensure you present a distinctive and compelling impression to admissions.
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A native New Englander, I attended Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, MA, and received a BA from Harvard University, graduating cum laude with a concentration in English. After a career in finance in Boston, I returned to my love of writing, earning a graduate degree in English and later receiving my teaching certification. 

I taught high school English at Hanover High School in NH (one of the nation’s top-ranked public high schools) starting in 2009, with an emphasis on designing and teaching a course focused on writing the college essay. Over the past decade, I have worked closely with hundreds of students to brainstorm essay topics, revise rough drafts, and produce polished college essays ready for submission. Working one-on-one with students is my passion, so I founded Barrett’s Mill Consulting to work exclusively with individuals assisting them with the daunting task of writing the college essay and supplements. 

I reside in Concord, MA and Moultonborough, NH.

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We will work together to produce a consistent, compelling and multidimensional impression of you across your Common App essay and any additional supplements.


We will initially meet either in person (with proper social distancing), via Zoom or phone so we can get to know each other — it is important you feel comfortable with me, so we can have reflective, honest, and substantive conversations. 


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