I have always been strong in the math and sciences, but never as confident in my writing abilities, especially in first person. Before working with Nan, I thought of writing as a chore, not an activity that could be both enjoyable and interesting.
Nan made sure to understand my interests, and recommended movies and stories that she knew I would enjoy. Her prompts for reflection always stretched my thinking, and during the editing sessions, Nan explained how to improve my sentence structure and other tactics to make my writing both clearer and more compelling.
My dream school right now is Stanford University, and for the first time, I don’t feel as worried about developing strong essays. I know that with Nan’s long-term instruction, I will be more than ready when application season comes.