Essay Mentor

Updated on: 18 Jul 2018
Flexible Permanent, 20 hrs/wk
Houston, TX, United States

JobTitleIvy Scholars Essay Mentor

Reports toDirector of Mentorship

LocationSugar Land Ivy Scholars Office (#375, 77 Sugar Creek Center Blvd, 77478)

Works RemotelyYes

Eligible for BonusYes


About Ivy Scholars

Every summer, Ivy Scholars College Application Development councils our rising seniors on navigating ApplyTexas, Common App, and Apply California, helping our students shape a narrative of their progress through high school. Our aim is to help students develop into the most competitive candidates possible by enriching their educational experiences and writing ability. Work intensifies when it's time for the main essays - we coach students through conceptualizing, drafting, editing, and finalizing essays that portray them in the best light possible. Once main essays are complete, we work with students on each supplemental information section to ensure a clear, consistent message that can demonstrate the best of the student's abilities to their target universities.

Position Overview

As an Essay Mentor, you will help high school students develop their writing abilities when applying for top US universities by providing writing coaching, written, and verbal feedback.  You'll join a team of Admissions Mentors who walk students through the entire college application process, helping them develop their interests as young scholars and leaders. As students work with Admissions Mentors to accomplish ambitious academic and extracurricular goals, you will develop your understanding of the application topics for the Common App Personal Statement, Apply Texas Essays A and B, and the supplemental essays required by individual universities. You'll use this knowledge to help our highly accomplished students find the best approach to every college admissions essay. Time with students will be split between remote work by phone or Ivy Scholars' video-chat, and work on-site in Ivy Scholars' Sugar Land office. Schedules are flexible.

General Responsibilities


Attend compensated training and develop familiarity with best practices in admissions essays

Coach students on writing essays for admissions to top US universities

Maintain detailed notes on student progress

Seek direction when needed




Education :Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. Graduate degree preferred. 

Must have proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite

At least 1-2 years in a teaching position– preferably involving essay writing

Must have a valid driver’s license

Familiarity with the admissions process to selective US universities is preferred

Must have a positive attitude and robust interpersonal skills

Strong commitment to the growth and learning of high school students

Desired skills


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