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College Entrance Essay Workshops, Editing Services, and One-on-One Essay Writing Tutorials in Naples, Florida or Online

Enjoyable workshops include in-person meetings and/or online tutorials geared toward juniors and seniors in high school.

Experienced teacher of award-winning essays takes your student through exercises guaranteed to result in compelling, personalized college entrance essays. 

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The College Essay Doc

Dr. MaryZoe Bowden, the College Essay Doc, has taught every grade level from pre-K through college level courses for over 25 years. For the past 15 years she has focused her energies on high school English. Teaching seniors is her favorite assignment, as she spends several classes at the start of the year workshopping compelling college entrance essays with them. Over the years, scores of her students have had their essays commended by college admissions officers. In addition, her students have submitted their essays to local contests and have won first through fourth place (out of thousands of essays) on an ongoing basis.

The College Essay Doc helps your high school junior or senior create compelling college entrance essays and sports resumes that tell your child’s unique story. During the workshop, your child will draft several essay options to choose from. The Essay Doc and your child will decide which of them best represents your child, and they will craft that essay to perfection. The other drafts will be saved for potential supplementary essays. The process is personal and, most importantly, painless! Most students are surprised at how much they enjoy the workshop. 


When she's not working with students, Dr. Bowden is tending the critters on her hobby farm.


"At the top 250 schools, your essays generally account for 25% of your overall application. This is only slightly behind the 30% for extracurriculars. Essays are actually ahead of the 20% for grades and coursework, 15% for test scores, and 10% for recommendations and interviews." (



Every session starts with an exercise or prompt to inspire your child's writing.


After we brainstorm, we share some ideas that often encourage more memories and inspiration.


A draft of a potential essay is crafted during every workshop session.


By the fifth session, we decide together which of the four or five essays to craft to perfection.

The Sports Resume Process

The College Essay Doc Process

"You might be surprised to learn that essays are that important, but keep in mind that at top schools, there are at least 4 academically-qualified candidates for every open spot. To truly assess an applicant’s fit with the school, admissions officers need the essays. Essays are your one opportunity to share your voice, your unique experiences, and your perspective." (


Every session starts with exercises to prompt your child's recollection of his or her sports accomplishments.


After we recollect accomplishments, we order them into a compelling story of your child's sports career.


We make sure your child's sports resume looks sharp and has every "i"dotted and every "t" crossed.


We find the right coaches at the right schools and send off the sports resumes together.



Heidy, Class of 2021

"Writing a college essay can be a very scary process. I know it was for me, but working with the right teacher makes all the difference. Dr. Bowden is not only a great writer, but a wonderful listener. She will listen to your story, anxieties, and fears and help you write an essay that not only sets you apart from others, but truly encompasses you as a student."

Alexis, Class of 2021

"Dr. Bowden was the BEST help for writing my college essay! I had a hard time writing my essay.... Dr. Bowden saw what message I was trying to get across and asked me about my story in my own words. She gave me so much guidance and assisted me with everything! My final essay came out amazing! By Dr. Bowden helping me, my mind was put at ease. "

Hadley, Class of 2021

"The college essay writing process is stressful, and I felt as though I was second guessing myself with every topic I chose. However, with Dr.Bowden's help and guidance I was able to feel more assured of myself and create a college essay I am proud of." 

Abigail, class of 2021

"Dr. Bowden gives her students her all. I knew I could trust her when it came time to

write my college essay senior year. The essay that we ended up producing together was

something beyond my expectations. Dr. Bowden gave me the courage to tap into the writing I

had in me that I didn’t even know I had. She put all the faith, courage, and strength in me that I

needed, and I couldn’t have done it without her."


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