"Emily saved our relationship with our daughter during the college application process. She was the point person, and we never had to ask our daughter how it was going. Emily was on it and every deadline was met, her essays were great and all we had to do was break out the Champagne when our daughter got into her ED school." J.L., NY
"Emily helped us realize that good grades and test scores were not enough to earn a spot at his top choice. We learned this early on and were able to find, with Emily's help, things that made him a desirable candidate. We didn't know how many ways a student can show talent and passion. We also learned that a backup plan is essential when seeking admission to the most competitive schools and Emily helped us hone our list and make sure our son would have choices." R.S., CT
"Our son's learning difficulties made putting together a college essay scary, but Emily was able to help him present his best self in his essay. No drama, no fireworks, just a great essay that let him express himself perfectly. Worth every dollar!" T.R., NJ
"We came to Emily late in the process; a week before our son's Early Decision application was due, Emily sorted out his Common App, edited his essay, made sure all test scores met the score choice requirements and updated his Naviance page. While we wish he had done everything himself, Emily saved the day and was worth every penny." B.R., NY
"I attended a college essay boot camp at Sheptin Tutoring last summer and came home really excited about writing my essay for the Common App. I was able, with Emily's incredibly thoughtful insights and ideas, to put together an essay that showed my personality. Best of all, I was done with all the writing for my applications by the time I started senior year, thanks to Emily's responsiveness and patience, and submitted all my apps with weeks to spare." S.R., NY.
"Emily helped us late in the college application process after we used another advisor who was slow and expensive. Emily was professional, exact, concise and helped my son polish his essay in one meeting and we believe helped him to get him into his first choice school. In hindsight, we should have used Emily for the whole college application process as her insight is invaluable in finding the perfect fit. Her essay help is without question amazing and the best bang for the buck!” J.B., NY
As an international applicant, our daughter was nervous about the entire application process. Emily provided the hand-holding she needed, kept her on a schedule to assure timely submission of all the materials and even suggested a few schools that our school counselor was unfamiliar with. Our daughter was admitted to every single school to which she applied, earned generous merit awards at several and just started her first year at her first choice school!" E. W., China.
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