From Our Editors
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
McNamara Partners is a family-owned creative writing studio based in Westport, Connecticut. We teach students who are applying to selective and highly selective colleges and universities how to write college application essays from a creative perspective. We work with students in CT, NY and NJ.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We began as volunteers working with high achieving students of limited financial means as they navigated the college application process. We quickly recognized that high schools were universally failing to provide students with the creative writing skills that can make or break college applications.
What do you love most about your job?
We get to work with bright, optimistic, and eager college-bound students who are passionate about learning. By the time they begin working with us, many have identified their dream schools. We try to help turn their dreams into a reality.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
A student who we provided services to was accepted to his first choice college, an Ivy League institution, and waited two weeks to tell his parents because he wanted to tell us first -- in person.