Testimonials

Testimonials from 2021:

“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 <my son>.” D.D.

“We were all completely impressed, excited, and happy by our meeting with you. I really think you boosted <my daughter’s> confidence in a way we could never have. Looking forward to having her continue the process with you. Thank you again for your valuable insight and help.” J.E.
 
“Thank you so much for your help on all of this. I really don’t think I would have been able to apply to these colleges early without you.” M.H.
 
“….having you in <my son’s> life has made all the difference.  We would like to repeat the magic with our middle son. K.B.
 
“That was such a helpful phone call. You are worth your weight in gold. Thank you so much for the insights and for getting a plan together for <my daughter>. I couldn’t be happier for her.”  J.E.  
 
“Fantastic, thank you! Huge relief to have a chunk of this process behind us. Nice that Emma had fun doing it as well!!” K.M.

Testimonials from 2020:

“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 … <my daughter> 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 <my daughter> 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 <my daughter’s> 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.

“Thank you for all your help with <my son>.  It’s always a relief to have you on our team!” M.Q.

“I can’t thank you and Maddie enough for all of your hard work and guidance you gave <my son> (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.