Douglas,  Founder + Director

Douglas, Founder + Director

Our Background

As award-winning writers, editors, and expert writing coaches educated at top private schools and Ivy League universities, we bring a perfect combination of skill and experience to our essay-coaching work. The result: we have a remarkably successful track record of helping students gain admission to their first-choice schools and win the most prestigious awards, including the legendary Rhodes Scholarship.

Our Philosophy

At The Yes Pile, we believe that each student is like a snowflake — wondrous and singular.  And we believe in helping each student identify and highlight what grades and standardized-test scores cannot show admissions committees: the ideas, personal stories, passions, and character traits that illustrate why he or she would be a distinctive and valuable addition to any school's new class.

Our philosophy revolves around drawing out the perfect stories and ideas to provide substance and surprise to the application essays; creating an empowering, confidence-building experience in which each student comes to understand that he or she has some truly special things to say; and coaching each student to craft essays that are intriguing and varied — and always in his or her own voice and words.

Our Location and Yours

With Skype conferencing, we can work with you anywhere in the world.

To learn how we can guide you toward your dream school's yes pile, e-mail us!