Tuesday April 25 , 2017

Testimonials

Parent Testimonials

I highly recommend Esther for college essay assistance. She worked with my son and transformed a stressful activity into an enjoyable one. She met with Alex to talk out some ideas and he came back enthused about his topic, motivated to write and focused on the task.  He sat down and wrote a great essay which Esther then helped him edit with timely and insightful input and feedback. The end result was a strong and impactful essay that captured Alex's passion and Esther helped him communicate it effectively. I will definitely use her again for my daughter when she goes through the process.

--parent of a student accepted at Ithaca College in 2009

Thank you so much for the time, effort, and advice that you provided to Kara on her college essay. While we thought Kara provided a good rough draft, your thoughtful edits turned it into a concise, pointed, and well written final draft.  

In our discussions with a variety of college admissions officers, we were surprised by the level of emphasis that they placed on a college essay.  It is clear that Kara's acceptance to a number of top tier schools was due in no small part to the quality of her essay.  We thank you for your professionalism and patience in helping Kara achieve her goal.

--parent of a student accepted at Boston University in ‘09 
Esther maintained ongoing and positive contact with my son throughout his college essay process. As a parent, I appreciated Esther's patience to work with my son, who was sometimes a procrastinator. Her gentle reminders and suggestions to turn out organized, yet thoughtful essays in his own words are the reasons I always recommend Esther to my friends and acquaintances whose children are preparing applications for college.

--parent of a student accepted at Clark University in ‘08 
My daughter had Esther help with her college essay. This was my first child going to college and I was very overwhelmed with all the things we had to do just to apply.  Esther was our shining star....She guided Rachael through her entire essay, sparking ideas and allowing Rachael to put it all together, with her careful editing. Rachael was very proud of her essay; it was well written and very key to getting her into her first choice school.

During her interview the director of admissions commented on her essay. She spoke of details she remembered, which was quite touching, since I am sure she sees thousands. If your child needs help with editing of an essay or a full blown mentor, I recommend you call Esther. 

--parent of student accepted at Hofstra University in ‘07

 

 

Student Testimonials

It was a pleasure to work with Esther, it really helped me to be able to talk to someone else about ideas and have another pair of eyes to look through my essay and be able to help me with my writing.  I also think she was really effective in helping me to see relevant connections to the things I had gone through to who I was as a person.

--student who graduated high school in 2010

Working with you made everything so much easier. The process was less intimidating and gave me the headstart/nudge I needed. I loved working with you.

--student who graduated high school in 2010

I began working on my college essays with Esther in the spring of my junior year of high school. I had an idea of what I wanted to write about, but I wasn't exactly sure how to organize my thoughts into a concise and powerful essay. That's where Esther came in. She helped me to structure my writing and execute my thoughts in a way that made my story stand out from the rest. The following winter, I got into my top choice of schools. Looking back, I can say with full confidence that Esther played a major role in my acceptance.

 -2006 Union College graduate, now working as a copywriter in NYC

 

 

Working on my essay with Esther was an amazing experience! She made it really easy to understand what parts were good and what parts would benefit from a little work. She showed me how I could strengthen parts of my essay and tone down the less important bits. After working with her over the summer I brought my essay to a couple of teachers to edit, and they were “completely amazed.” Thanks so much for all you did, Esther.

 

--student who graduated high school in 2010