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Let’s write a personal statement that will get you in

Jay Dixit - personal statement editing

When it comes to tutoring, there’s only one thing I care about: helping you craft a personal essay that will get you into the dental school of your choice.

I’ll be honest: applying to dental school is more competitive now than it’s ever been before. More and more students are applying, and standing out from the crowd is more challenging than ever.

That’s why having a powerful personal statement is so crucial—because the personal statement is what pulls all the other elements together, giving the admissions committee a vivid picture of who you are and presenting you as a unified package.

Your grades are in the past and your DAT score is what it is, but it’s still within your power to submit a brilliant personal statement—a powerful narrative that will humanize you. Instead of just seeing you as scores and grades on a page, a good personal statement expresses your unique personality in your own voice, helping the committee understand see you for who you are as a person.

More importantly, a good personal statement communicates your trajectory—what you’ve achieved in the past, what you’re doing now, and all the career you have ahead of you—in a way that will convince the committee that you’re a shooting star and they’d be stupid to not admit you.

About me: I’m a Yale grad, and when I’m not teaching, I write science articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, and Psychology Today. I’ve been helping dental students write and edit personal statements for more than ten years, and I’m proud to say my results speak for themselves. My students get into their dream schools, and I’ll do the same for you, helping you craft the personal statement that will get you in.

$195: Silver package

  • one single-session edit for style, grammar, flow, and content

$565: Gold package

  • strategy session (I help you identify your strengths as a candidate and how to package and present yourself most effectively)
  • content brainstorming session (I interview you about your background and take notes as we go along)
  • two editing sessions (one detailed edit with a view toward packaging yourself effectively and highlighting your strengths, plus a final polishing edit for style, grammar, flow, and content)

$985: Platinum package

  • extensive help with actually writing the statement
  • unlimited brainstorming  sessions to highlight your strengths and unique qualities as a candidate
  • I interview you about your background and take notes on your answers, developing a repository of compelling stories/anecdotes/narrative that we can draw on for the essay
  • unlimited strategy sessions (I help you identify your strengths as a candidate and how to package and present yourself most effectively)
  • unlimited editing sessions (including as many detailed edits as you need, with a view toward packaging yourself effectively and highlighting your strengths, plus as many later-round polishing edits as you need for style, grammar, flow, and content)
  • shaping and polishing the writing so your natural voice and personality shine through

Initial consultation free! Call, text, or e-mail:

Jay Dixit
dixit@aya.yale.edu
(646) 355–8001

Referral discount

You get $50 off your fee for every person you refer who signs up for the gold or platinum packages. There is no limit on this offer, so if you refer 10 people who sign up, you get a $500 discount.

For more help on crafting the perfect personal statement, see: Personal Statement Tips and Tricks.

About Jay Dixit

Jay got his start as a writer cov­er­ing col­lege life for Rolling Stone, then went on to cover com­edy for The New York Times before pur­su­ing a report­ing spe­cialty in sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy. As a sci­ence jour­nal­ist, Jay writes for The New York Times, The Wash­ing­ton Post, Wired, and Slate, and his work appears in the anthol­ogy The Best of Tech­nol­ogy Writ­ing.

Most recently, Jay served as Senior Edi­tor at Psy­chol­ogy Today, where he cov­ered per­son­al­ity, hap­pi­ness, love and rela­tion­ships, attrac­tion and sex, celebrity, self-presentation, and pro­cras­ti­na­tion, writ­ing and edit­ing many of the magazine’s highest-selling cover stories.

As an inter­viewer, Jay has spo­ken to Tim Roth, Tony Rob­bins, Willem Dafoe, Valerie Plame, Deb­o­rah Tan­nen, Mary Hig­gins Clark, Spike Lee, and many oth­ers. Jay also con­ducted George Carlin’s last interview—which Car­lin called the “most com­pre­hen­sive inter­view” he’d ever done.

In his spare time, Jay designs Web sites and tells sto­ries live on stage. He’s the win­ner of The Moth, a New York-based sto­ry­telling com­pe­ti­tion, and his story “Dis­tance” appears on The Moth Radio Hour.

Jay also teaches cre­ative writ­ing classes through the New York Writ­ers’ Inten­sive. He’s cur­rently work­ing on his first book, Love vs. Brain.

Call or email now to get started!

dixit@aya.yale.edu
(646) 355–8001