When I began working with Margery Kashman, I was facing the daunting task of writing multiple law school application essays and addendums, and I was struggling to articulate myself and tailor my writings to the prompts at hand. Knowing that the strength of my essays would be consequential when it came to putting me in a good position for both admissions and scholarship opportunities, I sought professional guidance and feedback on my work. Fortunately for me, I found that and so much more with the College Essay Whiz. Margery was available, communicative, quick, professional, and supportive throughout the process. Her feedback was honest and thorough, and her insights and experience were invaluable. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to recommend her services to anyone considering working with her, and I truly believe that many of the scholarship offers I’ve received thus far can be attributed to the strength of the work Margery aided me in producing.
University of Colorado Law School, Class of 2023
Margery was a blessing to me! I first met Margery in 2015 when I was applying to transfer colleges to complete my Bachelor’s degree. I decided to do this at the last minute and never considered how difficult it would be to write a personal statement as a transfer student. After a few weeks of trying to write my essays, I decided to find an essay coach. I looked at numerous companies but liked the personal attention that Margery gave in response to my email. She agreed to work with me and I got into 5 of the 7 schools I applied to, including my first choice, Mount Holyoke College.
Fast forward to Fall 2018 and my next round of applications for my Master’s degree. I knew that I needed help and immediately knew Margery was the best person for the job. It took a few months to write the four personal statements and two sample academic essays for my applications. It was hard work, but Margery was there to push me, encourage me, listen to my worries and ultimately to help me write the best essays I could write. So far I’ve been accepted to three out of the four programs to which I applied. I am still waiting for the decision from the last school, but I already decided to accept a place at the University of York (in England) to study Medieval Literature and Languages. I am so excited for my future and I am so thankful that I had Margery to help me reach my goals.
- RB, University of York, England
Our counselor at College Essay Whiz has been incredible and wonderful at getting all of us successfully through our daughter’s entire college application process. Margie guided our daughter step by step through this process so professionally and kept this nervous family calm throughout it all. She helped our daughter get into her dream school for which she is over the moon about. We could not be happier without this invaluable service.
- Parents of member of the class of 2024 at Lehigh University’s College of Business
When I started the college process as an anxious junior dreading the college process, Margie knew right away how to calm my nerves. We began with making a list of my needs and wants in a school. On her own, she extensively researched schools and programs that she thought would be good for me and explained the reasons to me. Margie opened my eyes to schools and ideas that not only would I never have thought of but were also schools in which I developed strong interests. This is because she tailors to personal needs and is dedicated to making sure the right choice is made.
Throughout the summer leading up to my senior year, Margie and I FaceTimed at least once a week and set essay and supplement benchmarks to be completed. With her help of staying on task, I was able to submit all of my applications months before they were due, which alleviated a big part of the stress I faced as a first semester senior. Margie carefully reviewed each of my essays and supplements and gave me the necessary pointers, advice, and corrections needed in order to perfect each written piece I handed in. Whenever I had a question that could not be answered by the school’s site, Margie would take matters into her own hands by emailing and calling various instructors within the school to make sure I was properly informed. Margie’s experience, dedication, and credibility has always been evident, as she constantly visited various colleges and informed me about her thoughts of each. She even kept my parents involved by sending us both newsletters via email regarding advice, deadlines, and important facts. I truly believe her guidance was crucial to making the right decision. I am excited to attend Lehigh University in the fall of 2020, and this wouldn’t be possible without the help of Margie.
- Lehigh Class of 2024
Working with Margery on my son’s college essay took the stress and a lot of the drama out of the process. When you work with someone who knows so much about the schools you’re applying to, and what an evaluator tends to look for in an essay, it makes everything so much easier to manage. My son, who is a good writer, managed to write a lot of little pieces, and with Margery’s guidance, she was able to help him craft those pieces in to an impactful personal essay. Happy to say that my son got in to his Early Action school, and we are confident that his personal essay had a lot to do with it!!
- Parent of accepted student to Emerson College, 2024