Why Hire Devon O’Brien?

Questionnaire for Parents

Answer True or False.

  1. I can’t believe my child is applying to college!
  2. I am busy, under a lot of pressure.
  3. I am accomplished, with many talents—only writing is not one of them.
  4. My son/daughter has got to write a winning essay.
  5. I don’t know how to get my son/daughter to write his/her essay.
  6. My teen rebuffs my offers to help.
  7. I am tired of the slamming door and/or the silence behind the door.
  8. When he/she refuses my help, I feel helpless.
  9. I have no objectivity about my child.
  10. I am stressed out about his/her essay.
  11. I am losing sleep over his/her essay.
  12. I wish there were someone who could step in and help.

If you answered TRUE to four of more of the above questions, you need me. 

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Questionnaire for College Applicants

Answer True or False.

  1. I can’t believe I’m applying to college!
  2. I am crazy busy, under SO MUCH pressure.
  3. I have an epic essay in me, I know it.
  4. I have nothing amazing to write about, my life is pretty ho-hum.
  5. My parents are breathing down my neck about this essay. They are pacing outside my door about it.
  6. I am staring helplessly at a blank page (or screen). And it is staring back at me.
  7. My mind is teeming with ideas—which is the right one?
  8. It is mission impossible to sum myself up in 650 words.
  9. Writing sucks.
  10. I am stressed over this essay.
  11. I am losing sleep over this essay.
  12. I wish there were someone who could help me jump through this essay hoop—only not them (my parents.)

If you answered TRUE to four of more of the above questions, you need me.

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Reasons To Hire Devon O’Brien, Writing Tutor

  • My experience as a writer: I have been publishing since I was eighteen years old.
  • My experience as a parent: I have been a parent for nearly a quarter century.
  • My experience as a journalist: I am quick to discern the strongest story—and know how to make it stronger.
  • My experience as a celebrity interviewer: I am sensitive to the salient and significant patterns of personal history, and to the surface and depth of personality.
  • I treat teenagers with respect and care: thus, they are inclined to respond in kind and get down to work.
  • The personal essay is my forte. (HERE is a link to one of mine.)

This may be your family’s final year living full-time under the same roof. Everyone wants it to be as happy and harmonious as possible. Don’t stress yourselves. Outsource this task.

Contact me!

Over the weekend, our daughter committed to Brown University, her dream school for several years. We are so thankful for your constant support, your guidance, and your experience with not only the essay portion of the application, but the entire college application process. Feather Inc. made all the difference. We can’t thank you enough! All our best.
— A Proud Mom
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