Hillside Support for Educational Consultants
& College Counselors


"Allan Reeder’s reputation as an outstanding writing coach spreads far across the region. Learning from him, I've felt empowered by his creative, collaborative spirit and by his thoughtful approach. And students I have referred to him have expressed the same sentiment — with amazement. They've no longer felt anxious or stuck. Neither have I."

Peggy Cain
Educational Consultant
Reading, MA


Many educational consultants and college counselors are looking for specific guidance to better equip them in supporting and inspiring students who are writing college-application essays. We all know that the most successful, memorable essays are the result of vision and revision — of a writing process.

Hillside's "Ten Sentences" approach has been widely recognized as exceptionally effective and efficient in promoting authentic, meaningful writing from students — writing often celebrated by college admissions officers. Drawing on the particular thinking behind the step-by-step design of "Ten Sentences," Hillside offers instructional support to educational consultants and college counselors who are looking for ways to improve their own methods to prompt compellingly reflective writing from college-bound students. Private consultations involve a thorough review of a consultant’s or counselor’s coaching process and detailed feedback pointing toward specific recommendations for (what else?) revision.

Related Links:
Draft Feedback
Individual Coaching
The Common-App Chalk Talk 
Resources for the College-Application Writer

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Consultations are sixty or ninety minutes long and conducted by video conference. Inquire for fee and availability.