Holly S.

Holly has tutored for over a decade and specializes in undergraduate and graduate admissions and is also an expert coach and test prep tutor. She received her BA in Russian from Bowdoin College and her PhD in Comparative Literature and American Studies from Indiana University.

Holly S. stands out because:

  • She has worked as a tenure track professor at the University of Maine, serving as a MA/PhD advisor and on the graduate admissions committee.
  • Before and during her time with Signet, she has helped over 100 students navigate application essays, program selection, and testing.
  • She loves acting and comedy.

Clients and students love Holly S. because:

  • Her familiarity with executive function support, standardized testing, writing, and admissions makes her a great holistic advisor to both parents and students alike.
  • She is funny, patient, and meticulously organized.

Areas of Specialty

Academic Coaching

Admissions Consulting
Admissions Writing
Graduate School Admissions
Undergraduate Admissions

Subject Tutoring
Expository Writing
Creative Writing

Test Prep

“Signet Education was a wonderful service I felt lucky to have found. I was applying to graduate programs, however, since it has been multiple years since I applied to any such college program I was having issues with comprising the essays for said programs. Thankfully, Signet set me up with a consultant named Holly who was able to provide invaluable guidance to me. I felt that the service provided was absolutely worth it, as I wouldn’t have been able to do it on my own.”

- recent client