Google testimonials above (starting May 2022) and older email ones below.
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We’ve used initials (names upon request).
|“I had a great experience with the summer common app essay workshop.” M.W.: Attending Georgetown University|
|“Great insight into which schools were appropriate – very helpful building final list!” M.A.: Attending Marist College|
|“I had an amazing and productive time and really appreciated the help! The essay I wrote didn’t just feel like a college essay but something I really had fun writing. Thank you :). H.M.: Attending Towson University|
|“Greg was super helpful in helping me come up with a topic for my personal statement! S.L.: Attending Tufts University|
|“I loved the questionnaire sheet to brainstorm main essay topic… before doing that I had NO idea what to right about but I ended up pulling a few ideas from that sheet to create a central theme that I really liked. E.R. : Attending University of Michigan|
|“I loved how hands on the process was… I felt I was getting great quality and detailed advice. Was easy to follow through on the thorough action plan the coaches set for me. D.F. : Attending University of South Carolina|
|“I appreciate everything the College Coaches did for me, It was a huge step in my application process and Im very glad I did it. K.M.: Attending University of South Carolina|
|“Wonderful support for student and parent especially moral support. Thank you, Kathleen, Caroline, and Greg! So glad that Kate will be working with you for her college application process! R.F. : Attending UVA|
|“Thanks so much for all you guys did. W.C.: Attending Xavier University|
We’ve used initials (names upon request).
“Kathleen is so calming – she even made <my daughter> laugh – she injects humor into the whole stressful situation. That conversation was a huge relief for her.” L.S.
“Thank you for meeting us today. It was so helpful for all of us to hear what you had to say. You made the process actually feel like we can do this. ” B.S.
“Just wanted to say thank you for all of your help and advice – was accepted into Univ of Miami ED!! He is beyond excited! You are so good at what you do – can’t thank you enough” M.M.
“Just wanted to say your expanded college list had a big impact on college search as he recently got accepted to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He wants to go there. We did not think of that school during his early college searches, so a big THANK YOU to you. Thanks and I will be in touch once is ready to start his college search.” S.B.
“You’ve been so helpful throughout the process. I greatly appreciate it.” W.N.
“YOU are amazing Thank you so much for being such a gem in our family’s village!” R.K.
“<My daughter> gets off her zooms with you (Becky) and tells me how much she loves you. I’m so glad we had you to help us pull it all together (without her getting upset with me.)” L.M.
“I’m glad you asked about Kathleen because honestly, we couldn’t be happier!!!! I can’t recommend her enough! Where to start? <My daughter> has been sure that given all her struggles she would never get into college. We intentionally met with Kathleen her junior year because we just wanted to begin the conversation and hopefully with more information, she would be less stressed. So that initial meeting with Kathleen was a Godsend! She instantly had <my daughter> calm. We had, of course, tried to relay the same information that Kathleen did – that of course there would be schools that would be a fit for her – but she really didn’t want to hear anything we had to say on the matter.” L.S.
“In the end, he was accepted to 4 colleges. What a great boost for this kiddo! It also does not go unnoticed that without you we never would have been introduced to these schools. Thank you for EVERYTHING! I wish I could hug you right now … really I can’t say thank you enough!” K.B.
“I keep spreading your name because I believe you are a miracle worker. Not only did you recommend <my daughter> look at Tulane, which has been a fabulous fit for her, but your work with <my son> managed to get him accepted at nine schools!” K.H.
“Greg, Thank you so much for your help and guidance today, looking forward to when we next meet! You were such an awesome help.” K.M.
“Thank you so very much for taking the time to help us start the guidance process…We all commented how much we enjoyed your friendly honest personality!” M.C
“My husband and I were very satisfied with our introduction session. We believe you will be a great fit for <our son>…we feel your energy and personality will work well!” E.M.
“You were such a great help this year, I think you were the one who even brought up Michigan as an option for me! Thank you so much for everything!” C.M.
“I wanted to let you know that I was accepted into Northwestern University! Thank you for helping me make this possible! Getting to work with you to finalize the list and determine the next steps was an invaluable opportunity. I appreciated the information you sent in the binder, which came in handy throughout the process. Thank you again!” J.F.
“The acceptances continue to come in. did get into UNH with a $10K/year Presidential Scholarship and U Del offered her a Presidential Scholarship of $15K/year. She also heard from UMass Amherst this week. We couldn’t have gotten through the process without you.” S.W.
“Thanks again for the clutch assistance when I was really losing it!” L.B.
“Thank you Kathleen for your incredible advice and insights. <My daughter> adores you! Our son is coming up behind her.” J.E.
“I hope you are well and taking a moment to bask in the glory of how many college dreams you and your team made come true this year. ” L.M.
“Thank you for all of your help during this whole process. You were so helpful and made the application process so much less stressful. I can’t express that enough…I was so overwhelmed with my essay and just the whole decision portion and you really helped me. ” A.H.
“Thank you for meeting with me and today. Your approach to my child was perfect. You did not overwhelm him and he thought you were awesome. Which is double awesome in my mind because he rarely thinks that about any non professional athlete adult!” L.W.
“Phew…I can’t thank you enough! You truly are worth your weight in gold!” J.E.
“Thanks for all your help with the essay. I hear her laughing while you’re working together, so that’s a good sign!” M.H.
“You have helped 2 of my kids write fabulous college essays. My youngest child will be going through the college application process in the fall. I would love for you to share your magic with him.” D.D.
“You are, quite simply, the best. My thanks to you.” L.C.
“You have been the most positive, reliable and value-added touch-point in the entire college process. We cannot thank you enough…and for always being so positive!” A.S.
“Thank you so much for meeting with us 🙂 I was blown away at how much information you had to give us. I feel much more at ease with this process now. ” A.G.
“I cannot thank you enough for all of your help with the college process. We are truly blessed with his choices and I give tons of credit to you for helping us!!!” K.N.
“I told [my friends] how helpful it was for both of our boys to hear your perspective, and how you offered suggestions and advice that neither [my partner] nor I would have considered. We all had very good high school counselors, but it was still so helpful for my kids to talk with you.” -P.S.
“Thank you! You are so warm and informative and reassuring. So, so helpful to talk to you and I am so glad we have two + years to work with you and to begin this journey with your guidance.” H.C.
“Just a quick note of thanks for this afternoon. We’re all feeling better after talking to you … in particular. She’s told me at least twice that you were “very nice, and very helpful;” and that she’s feeling a lot less stressed.” J.K.
Testimonials from 2019 and earlier:
“Thanks so much Kathleen – this is so helpful and the meeting was beyond helpful for the 3 of us.” E.H.
“Just wanted to share with you that got in ED to Davidson. She is beyond thrilled and we are so appreciative for your help.” H.M.
“Thank you for all of your help with the essays. There’s no way I could have done it without your help.” B.D.
“Thank you for meeting with us yesterday and providing us with so much useful information. We were impressed by your knowledge of all of the schools on list, especially the many specific and sometimes quirky details we wouldn’t have even known to ask about. Most refreshingly, we left you feeling happy and optimistic about the process, and we look forward to working with you in the upcoming months.” J.F.
“You made the hardest part of the process easy for us, downright enjoyable.” L.M.
“What an incredibly productive and positive session! No doubt that your targeted feedback and fine tuning were music to her ears — not to mention the encouragement she needs to know that she is on the right track. We can’t thank you enough!” A.F.
“I can’t thank you and Maddie enough for all of your hard work and guidance you gave (and me). He came home tonight thanking us for signing him up. You two made quite an impact on him in just 4 days. He left the week feeling more confident about everything (school, application process, writing, etc) because of you both….you are an impressive duo!! 🙂 I am beyond happy that we enrolled him in your class – I will be sure to spread the word to all of my friends.” M.D.
“Thank you so much for helping me with my essay and common application. Your workshop helped so much!” S.Q.
“I am so happy I took your class and I feel very prepared now for this process.” E.D.
“I really enjoyed the class last week, and I will be sure to use everything you taught me to my advantage when going through the college application process.” P.D.
“Thank you so much for your help and insightful tips! I think that the class really enhanced my application with depth and deliberate details.” J.C.
“Your email gave me goosebumps! Thank you so much! I’m not sure how eager [my daughter] was to do this exercise but she was pretty excited about how painless it was and she loved working with you!! Really, thank you again!” N.D.
“You are just the best thing to happen to [my daughter] in this entire college process. Thank you!” A.S.
“Thank you for helping me with my college essay. I feel that it is very strong and reflects the person who I am.” A.L.
“I’m so happy it went well. [My son] was thrilled when he came home! He really enjoyed the session and couldn’t believe how productive it was. Thank you a million times!!” J.R.
“Thank you so much for all the help you gave [my daughter] on Saturday. She came home so happy, relieved, motivated… She said meeting with you was terrific, she enjoyed it very much.” A.R.
“Thank you much, Kathleen! We are so grateful for your help. You do a wonderful job with the students. You have a talent for bringing out the best in them.” J.S.
“…Thank you for all of your help with my college process. I truly could not have gotten through it without you. I do not know how I could every repay you for you devotion, kindness, and advice towards my work. You helped give me professional guidance that I wasn’t really receiving throughout this college journey, until you came along! You also made me feel more confident about the work that I put out, and I am so grateful for that. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” C.L.
“Your guidance was immeasurable and made this journey a stress free and enjoyable one for both of us. Thought you would like to know that several of the colleges stated to [my son] that it was his essay that was pivotal in his acceptance. I can’t thank you enough, none of this would have happened without you! I am so excited to work with you again with [my daughter].” M.A.
“…we are thrilled, and have you to thank for all your help! Let me know when I can start sending [my daughter] to you- she’s a junior :)” M.Q.
“Huge hug! Thank you for making all of this sooooo much better for us!cannot tell you how much we appreciate it!” A.S.
“Kathleen, thank you so much! You’ve made life so much less stressful! :)”
“I got accepted to Cornell..and I am so excited…Thank you for helping me show both the creative and STEMy sides of myself in my essay, and for making the whole process fun and easy!” -K.O.
“I can’t thank you enough for taking time to speak with me regarding [my daughter’s] college status. Not only do you provide a wealth of information and knowledge but your upbeat, positive delivery is refreshing.” -W.S.
“You are so good at what you do – we all felt some stress reduction after talking with you…thanks for making our introduction to the process fun!” -A.Y.
“…amazingly, the essays were the smallest part of the effort thanks to you! We will spread the word about your painless and inventive process and the wonderful outcome. I can’t tell you how much angst you spared us. Now if only you taught driving…” -J.H.
“Wow I expected that to be a death march. I like her. She’s cool” -E.Y.
“Thanks so much for your positive help. I can’t tell you how great it has been, not just technically but for [my daughter’s] confidence and my peace of mind!” -J.S.
“David was very complimentary; he said actually enjoyed the dialogue and process you employed to tease out ideas and assemble paragraphs. He said it would have been far more boring and arduous trying to plow through on his own. So you certainly made good impressions today. More importantly, you helped a kid out, which is something to feel good about. Will be happy to recommend your services to others.”
“Kathleen, I am so thankful for your sound advice and guidance — not to mention the time that you put in to help Chris get organized and finish his essays. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please save a spot in Summer 2019 for my next son!”
“Kathleen, I cannot thank you enough for your help with Ken, Lucy and Robert.”
“Thank you for all of your help and support throughout the process. It is a very stressful process, but having your advice and guidance really put me at ease!”
“Having people such as yourself, who connect so well with these kids, can really make a huge difference.”
“I am happy to tell everyone about you. All of my friends are thrilled to hear about your offerings. You not only help the students, but you take a tremendous amount of anxiety and pressure off of the parents. Not to mention, you help to greatly reduce the amount of nagging we would have to do without your services.”
“I wanted to share with you that the letter that came from the VP for Enrollment/Dean of Admissions hand wrote a note on the bottom of the letter congratulating my daughter on her achievements and said that her essay was inspiring and a great reminder that we can overcome adversity. I was impressed! Sometimes you wonder if those essays are actually read and for her to take an extra minute to write that note meant a great deal. I just thought you’d like to know that the essay you helped my daughter craft did the job of getting her into her 1st choice of schools!”
“I have passed your name on to many! Happy to always be a glowing reference!”
“It was incredibly helpful to speak with someone with so much experience and insight!” -Z.Y.
“Some checks I write with pleasure! This check is one of them. Our session with you was not only helpful and informative but gave the emotional boost that she so needed. I can’t thank you enough for the care and love you shared.”
“Thank you so much for all of your help with my college process. I don’t know where I would be in this process if it wasn’t for you. The essay is terrific and it was so nice to see how the ideas developed from draft to draft. You made the process so fun and I can’t thank you enough!!!”
“Your advice has been instrumental in planning the visits. [Per your advice] my son met with profs at 10 different schools – and the more he did it, the more comfortable he became, which I think will really help him in his interviews.” A.M