The moment I heard that Mrs. K helped seniors get through their college essays, I knew I’d be signing my son up. Never mind that he had never met her or that we lived several states away. Even though I’m a professional writer, Mrs. K was the best teacher I had ever had and I knew we needed a professional to get over this monstrous hurdle. A parent wasn’t going to do the trick. Enter Mrs. K, who with patience and clarity helped my son define and organize his essay topics, gave him feedback from rough draft to final edit and caught all those little spelling mistakes that somehow still manage to creep through spellcheck. My son found her breadth of experience helpful and I found her to be an angel, holding my hand as well as his as he pounded out draft after draft. I was happy I could remove myself from the process and step in when a fresh eye was needed. The Common Application and short answer final drafts clearly reflect his voice, personality, writing style and thinking process; it is clear that he wrote every sentence and Mrs. K was the invisible force that helped get him to the end. In two years, I’ll be signing up my second son for round two.
~ Parent of GN, University of Chicago