Writing Impact & Performance Coach: College Application Essays & School Assignments

Jon Bari helps students improve their writing skills to have their personal statements and supplemental essays stand out. Jon has advised students on their essays to some of the most prestigious colleges and graduate school programs in the country, including in the Ivy League. Jon has counseled students who have successfully applied to various schools including: Babson, Columbia, Harvard, Macalester, Northwestern, Penn State, Stanford, Temple University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California (USC), and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Areas of Focus

  • College and Graduate School Admission Essays and Personal Statements
  • Common Application Essay Prompts
  • Research Papers
  • Thesis
  • Creative Writing

Services Offered

  • Brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and/or revising writing assignments for all subjects
  • Helping students assess their own writing
  • Recognizing and articulating areas for skill building
  • Reviewing and interpreting teacher feedback and forming a revision plan
  • Recommending follow-up tasks for improvement

My Education

My Experience in Education

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Strategic Management, Temple University's Fox School of Business, 2004-present
  • Judge, Be Your Own Boss Bowl Competition (Business Plan Competition), one of the nation's most lucrative pitch competitions for aspiring entrepreneurs, developed by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute at Temple University's Fox School of Business
  • Fellow, eBusiness Institute, Temple University's Fox School of Business (former)
  • Speaker, Wharton Summer High School Program, Leadership in the Business World & Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs (former)
  • University of Pennsylvania Alumni Interviewer of candidates for admission (former) 
  • Teaching tennis pro, Philadelphia Country Club, Julian Krinsky School of Tennis

Jon can provide his services online to anywhere in the US (by phone or Zoom), and in person in the Philadelphia area.