Woman Starts Growing College Essay Help Business to Aid Students

Deadlines for regular admission to many colleges are approaching on Feb. 1, and a local business offering college essay help is growing as the demand from students rises.

Education Consultant Elizabeth B. Levy has owned Essay Help for Colleges for two years.

“I was a guidance counselor for Whitmore Lake School System for fifteen years and a vocational coordinator for the Flint Area Career and Technical Center for seven years and a teacher-consultant for fifteen years,” Levy said. “I have always helped students empower their academics to meet post-secondary outcomes. In addition, I enjoy empowering students on a one-on-one basis.”

Levy received inspiration from students she worked with to start her own business.

“My business is called “Essay Help For Colleges,” she said. “From the lockdown of COVID, I worked a lot with students on their personal and supplemental essays on a Zoom platform. My former students encouraged me to start my own business.”

Feedback from customers has also been strong.

“My business is going well,” Levy said. “I have seen twenty-three students since October 2021. In addition, my business is growing from positive Google reviews and excellent referrals.”

She provided some general advice for those applying to colleges.

“The general advice I give high school and transfer students is to have an open mind and be flexible towards school options,” Levy said. “Also, it is important to feel comfortable with your essay prompt by taking ownership and integrity on the topic you have selected. Moreover, do not wait until the last minute to format your personal statement essay. Writing a good essay takes several drafts that will best convey your uniqueness and inner strengths.”

She also shared important dates for the 2023 year.

  • Common Application opens up on August 1
  • October 1 Deadline for SAT retake for Early Action Deadline
  • Early Action Deadline November 1
  • Regular Admission February 1
  • Financial Aid March 31

“Students need to follow these deadlines if they want to adhere to early action or general admission,” Levy explained. “Start early summer of senior year of high school deciding on essay prompts and schools interested in applying to. Transfer students need to work on their common application college process in the first part of November to meet regular admission deadlines.  I also recommend creating a Google document keeping your college options, activities, letters of recommendations, and essay ideas in one place before creating the common application on August 1.”

Levy has also received outstanding online reviews.

“Each of the students I have interacted with has been admitted to their top selected university/college they want to go to,” she said.

Levy offers three different packages.

“Package A” provides one-on-one guidance through the online application process, including three to six drafts of your essay either in person, via Zoom, or a shared Google document. 

“Package B” provides one-on-one guidance towards writing an essay for a particular program or school you want to attend, including proofing three drafts of your essay either in person, via Zoom, or a shared Google document. 

“Package C” includes one-on-one guidance in writing an essay for a scholarship application for a particular program or school you want to attend, including proofing two drafts either in person, via Zoom, or a shared Google document. 

“I enjoy helping high school and transfer students shine in their college applications with an essay that truly reflects their character and integrity,” Levy said.

Students and parents can get in touch with Levy on her contact form through her email at elizabeth@essayhelpforcolleges.com or phone at 734-395-7745. 

“I respond within 24 hours scheduling a convenient time to meet on Zoom to see if we’re a good fit,” she said. 

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