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Russell Richardson

College Essay Coach


Russell Richardson is a writer with over two dozen published short stories, an illustrator, and the creator of children's books to benefit kids with cancer. He also enjoys helping others develop their creative writing skills!


Wanting to help his own teenage son with college essays, Russell researched the landscape thoroughly, learning from other experts like Ethan Sawyer (the College Essay Guy). Russell now knows what makes an effective personal statement and how to inspire a teenager to show elements of themselves that aren't readily available on the rest of their application. Russell will help your child with brainstorming, outlining and editing a unique essay that can help them stand out from a competitive applicant pool. Your son or daughter will learn valuable writing skills while working with Russell that will prove very useful in college and career! 

Russell's YA novel, Level Up and Die! and short story collection, Nocturnal Medley: Fourteen Weird Tales are available at He is also a staff writer and editor at, a New York Knicks community. Russell resides in Binghamton, NY with his family. He is available for in-person sessions or Zoom sessions. 

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