Meet Helene

Helene Lerner 
Essay Specialist

Helene LernerBackground:

B.A. in Latin and Classical Studies, The George Washington University
M.A.T. in Latin and the Classical Humanities, UMass Amherst

Teacher, Masconomet Regional High School
Department Head, Wayland High School


I have worked with students in the following areas:

In my junior English course, I developed a unit on college essay writing which was a tremendous hit!  I worked with students for 33 years on how to approach and write the college essay.

Why I am passionate about being an essay specialist:

I have always wanted to help students describe themselves fully and honestly in a college essay in the most concise, clear, cohesive way so that readers can “see” and understand applicants via their words on the paper. This task is HUGE for high school seniors, from the selection of the topic to the evolution of the idea to the many renditions to the final draft, and I have loved to watch students grow by using their own tools and ones that I can provide to make this venture successful and fulfilling for them.

Campus Bound office: I work remotely from my home

Hobbies/interests:  Travel (particularly to Italy and Greece), reading, lecturing on specific topics for various organizations, animals (particularly dogs), playing games like Mah Jongg and Canasta with friends, motorcycling with my husband, spending time with family and friends