Throughout the process I couldn’t trust my dad editing my essays, so having you as an outside editor really helped me form some great essays. Some of my other classmates were asking questions about the common app and other problems they were having, and I knew most of the answers because I could ask you about them. I think a lot of students would benefit from having a knowledgeable counselor.
Thanks for all your help Todd.
I feel that I would not have been prepared at all for my interviews if I didn’t have your help. During the mock interviews, you knew exactly how the interviewers would react to my responses. It definitely helped having another person’s perspective, so I felt much more prepared and confident before my interviews. I also had no idea how to write a college essay because I didn’t know what admissions officers were looking for. You definitely helped me figure out what I wanted to write about and how to write about it in an entertaining and insightful way.
The process of college applications can be very stressful, especially so for me because I am the first person in my family to go through it, and it was very reassuring to have someone that is an expert guide me during every step. Because of you, I also found out about a lot of great schools that I normally would not have applied to because I had never heard of them. At my high school, most students tend to apply only to top name schools, but there are many other schools that would have been a better match for me so I am glad I found out about them.
On my school’s Naviance page, there is a section to add the contact information of college counselors that students found helpful, and I have submitted your information.
Once again, thank you for all of your help! I honestly don’t think I would be going to George Washington University without your guidance!
Proof reading the essays and preparing students for the interview is the (part) we liked most. I think you are doing great with the type of help you are giving to the students.
Definitely we will recommend you to other students/parents. We already informed about your services to our friends.
Overall we are very happy with your help and we wish you success in future.
I would say the most helpful part of the process was the essay help I received. When I started writing my essays, I was not sure of what would be appropriate to include (especially for the direct med programs). For example, I remember one tip you gave me for the common app essay was to stay clear of listing off the extracurricular activities, since that information would be available to the admissions officers in another section.
The help and information I received both about essay writing and about interview preparation is instrumental to everyone, at some point, all students will go through this process.
The interview preparation was very helpful!
(The most helpful part of working with you was) probably your quick responses, and knowledge of the process. This resulted in me being able to ask questions about any part of the process, and get a quick response.
I would recommend you to other students, especially those who don’t know much about the college process. I think your greatest draw is the knowledge you have of the process.
D. had a hard time learning how to write about himself. He didn’t really understand at first how to express who he is in an essay format that colleges desire. D.is better at technical writing versus expressive. So your continual suggestions, direction and critiquing were greatly appreciated.
Your knowledge is so helpul: as a applicant it is scary to call a college to ask questions. We would always wonder if we were going to ask a stupid question that may be detrimental to his admittance.
You were always accessible: this was huge! When D. was working on college applications, essays, visits to schools, interviews, etc, he could always contact you with questions and receive a prompt response. He didn’t have to wait until “Monday at 8am”.
You provided us peace of mind during the college application process. We knew we could count on you for unbiased and objective information about the colleges D. was considering and the applications he was preparing. Thank you.
Your critiques of my essays were incredibly helpful. When I was starting out, I didn’t know how to create the statement that best captured my interests, passions, and strengths; your suggestions gave me the courage to alter the course of my essays quite a bit from the scattered ideas I first began with. Your advice allowed me to develop and mature my writing, from its structure to its tone and depth. I ended up writing an essay I loved. I couldn’t have done that alone!
I really appreciated having access to your knowledge about BS/MD programs. As an applicant, it can often be difficult to find such specific information. You were always there to answer any questions I had.
Thank you so much for being so attentive and helpful this year. I know it couldn’t have been easy to keep track of all those schools I wanted to apply to. I owe my acceptance letter from Brown to you!
My wife and I would say a big THANK to you as the counselor. For more than half a year, not just R. but also we parents, learned something that can’t be found anywhere else about college application; which, no doubt, is much valuable. I appreciate your help! Being available all the time is not easy. Thanks!
Your contact helped us find appropriate schools for our son and also helped us during the application process. Information searching is a giant task and (working with you) will save student’s valuable time. Your contact will also help students to target schools which are competitive depending on their qualifications. Thanks for your help.
The part that helped B. in getting into an accelerated medical program, while working with you, was the “List of colleges” you had made out for her. Before sending her Resume over to you we had a totally different list of BS/MD programs on our minds. You really made it very easy by customizing the list based on B.’s credentials.
You did an amazing job throughout, from essays to the interviews.
I would definitely recommend you to anyone who is willing to apply to accelerated medical programs, or to any college of their choice. You exactly pinpoint as to what needs to be done to improve a student’s chances of getting into their top choice colleges.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if I can talk to anyone over the phone and recommend you. We sincerely appreciate all your help and we will get in touch with you for our son in near future.