Stellar College Essays

College essays expertly edited to reflect the star in you.
Lindsay and Lauren are passionate about helping students find their individual voices. Combined, the two have over a decade of teaching experience, experience that allows them to communicate with all students regardless of personal interests or academic levels. From a Presidential Service Award to Division 1 athletics to the Juilliard stage, Lindsay and Lauren’s varied backgrounds is what sets them apart.  Working together with students, the two are certain that they can help make you shine!

Lauren Channing LaRusso


Lauren Channing LaRusso is in her fourth year teaching English in Fairfield County, CT. She has experience working with all levels of students and teaching a wide range of courses. In addition to teaching, Lauren has also spent the past six years tutoring students for the SAT and ACT reading and writing sections.

While in college, Lauren honed her college consulting skills by mentoring high school students in South Hadley, MA through the college process: developing goals, creating résumés, critiquing essays, and reviewing applications. It was also during her time in college that Lauren fell in love with the voices behind the written word and began to appreciate the power of telling a story . She spent her four years surrounding herself with the works of the world’s most powerful and influential thinkers, studying the relationships between literary wonders and the philosophical, historical, and religious texts that informed that literature. This passion, combined with her ability to connect with and motivate high school students while accommodating multiple learning styles, allows her to help individuals complete personalized college applications that express their unique stars.

Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in Political Science with a concentration in American Political Theory and Political Ethics and a master’s degree in Education from the Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut.

Additionally,  Lauren consults for Channing College Consulting, a full service college admissions counseling and application development practice.

Lindsay Channing LaRusso


Lindsay Channing LaRusso  has taught English, History, Social Studies and Music at the high school level in the Boston area for over eight years.

The first two years of Lindsay’s career were at the Newman School, an International Baccalaureate school, where she also coached students through their IB Extended Essays (self-directed research culminating in a 4,000-word paper). She then spent a year at Chapel Hill – Chauncy Hall, a Multiple Intelligences private school committed to teaching to a range of learning styles based on a leading educational theory created by Howard Gardner. Next, she was an instrumental player in founding the New Liberty Charter School in Salem and creating curriculum for at-risk 16-24 year olds. She is currently teaching in Haverhill High School’s Classical Academy and coaching the school’s crew team.

Lindsay leverages the breadth of her experiences connecting with students from all backgrounds and types of high schools in her college consulting and enjoys finding creative and unique ways to enable each individual to select and apply to colleges that will help them realize their inner stars.

Lindsay graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in History and a secondary focus in English. She is currently completing her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Instruction at Southern New Hampshire University.

Additionally,  Lindsay consults for Channing College Consulting, a college admissions advisory service.