College Essay Consultants

Erich Schweikher: College Essay Consultant


Erich Schweikher, Hugo House’s College Essay Consultant, provides High School students one-on-one coaching and guidance for their college essay applications. Whether a student is just beginning or preparing their final draft, these one-on-one sessions are designed to meet the needs of each student at any point in the essay writing process.

For a student just beginning, Erich will meet with the student for an hour-long session and help them identify unique and meaningful personal stories. He will provide them the space and guidance to tell those stories in their own authentic voice.

For a student who has completed a draft and is looking for another set of eyes to read over their personal essay before submitting, Erich will evaluate their draft for content, style, language structure, and grammar. Erich and the student will communicate drafts and editorial comments via email until both are confident the essay is a genuine reflection of the student as a person and as a writer.

Through this process, students will find their unique voice, acquire the confidence in their skills to use it, and complete their college essay.

Schedule a Meeting

Click the contact button below till fill out a form with the status of the student’s essay and communication preferences (face-to-face vs email communication). Erich will be in touch with information about services within 72 hours. The student may use Erich’s services as often or as little as determined by Erich’s recommendations, the student’s needs, and parental consent.

Price: $100 per hour

No consultation is confirmed until payment is received.


Erich Schweikher $100/hr


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Erich Schweikher is currently the Director of College Counseling at Northwest Yeshiva High School. His passion for college counseling comes from his belief that all students deserve opportunity and options. For twelve years, he has worked with students as a college counselor and English teacher in private high schools. Previous to his career in secondary education, he taught English and writing at community college and university. From his experience working in high schools and in higher education, he has gained an understanding of how diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests all have a place in selective colleges.

In addition to being an educator and college counselor, Erich is a published author and editor. He teaches adult and youth poetry courses at Hugo House, and is a recent recipient of the Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture smART Ventures grant. He is the founder and editor of the literary journal and micro-press COAST|noCOAST.

Erich holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Boise State University and a BA in English Literature and a BA in Anthropology from Beloit College.

He is a member of NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) and PNACAC (Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling).