Admissions Essay Experts


Location: Berkeley, CA
School: Columbia

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Fee Structure

Word Count1 Day2+ Days
1 - 250$200$149
251 - 900$399$325
901 - 1200$450$400
1201 - 1500$499$449
1501 - 2000$799$655
2001 - 3000$999$775
3001 - 4000$1199$965
4001 - 5000$1499$1250
5001 - 6000$1800$1625
6001 - 7000$1999$1875
7001 - 8000$3750$2250

About Me

Christopher Darby comes to Gurufi with a passion for helping people express themselves effectively through their writing. Christopher brings 15 years of experience as an educator and writer to his work, along with the distinction of having been accepted into some of the most selective universities in the world, including Harvard, Columbia, and U.C. Berkeley.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Columbia in 2009, Christopher returned to his native Berkeley, California where he has since worked with hundreds of students to improve their writing. Christopher is particularly adept at identifying compelling narratives, strengthening students’ command of their writing process, and helping writers express themselves authentically in a way that resonates with their target audience. Christopher is excited to bring his experience as a writer, educator, and editor to bear at Gurufi. With his deep understanding of academic conventions and writing styles, Christopher is well positioned to assist writers who want to produce work that both allows their authentic voice to shine through and meets the rigorous standards of the most selective academic institutions.


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5 starsVery Helpful

Chris is very professional and provide me with some helpful guidance to improve my essays. I will definitely return to him.

- Dan

5 starsFabulous Experience!!!

Chris is absolutely amazing. First, his attitude was great. He was extremely efficient: I asked him to revise my supplemental essays for various colleges which amounted to almost 3000 words. He gave my essays back in 24 hours regardless my 2+ day request. His communication was quick and clear. Most importantly, he has an educator's spirit. When I asked him to look over the activities session of my common app which was not his responsibility at all, he said yes and actually EDITed it!!! His editing was equally amazing! He tightened my argument by getting rid of extra words and sentences and manipulating transition words. He refined my word choice. He made my essay more concise, to the point and attractive. His editing also helped me from my own writing. He showed me detailed changes he made and shared general thoughts about my essays. Overall, it was a fabulous experience. THANK YOU, CHRIS! - Yuqin

- Brian

5 starsNursing apps

Christopher helped my essay tremendously. He tightened it up and provided better structure to the entire piece. It now reads flawlessly.

- Lina

5 starsgreat

I used several editing companies, but he was the best to me. He really improved thhe quality of my writing. Thank you.

- Jiyong

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