I have nothing but high praise to offer for Margery Kashman! I worked with her on my applications for college and law school. She helped walk me through the admissions process, develop a narrative, and tighten my writing as I drafted my personal statements. Without her guidance, I would not have told the right stories and I could not have made my case as effectively. I am so fortunate to have had her guidance.
- Anonymous client
With the help of the College Essay Whiz, I was not only to fully develop multiple essays to help me with the college process, but I also become a much more profound writer. Mrs. Kashman is an expert and a professional, dedicated to serve her clients while helping her clients grow. She is seasoned and experienced, and is able to provide clear guidance while also allowing the room for each student to develop a story meaningful to them. Being one of her first clients to apply to military academies, I found that she was very adaptable to the different type of college process that I had to go through, and would always be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I truly appreciate all of the work Mrs. Kashman has done for me, and I am thankful that with her guidance I was able to accomplish my dream.
- Cadet Ben Wettstein, United States Military Academy 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 all four programs to which I applied. I have 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
Margery was there when I needed her most. A bit less than a month before the early decision deadline — an already stressful time — the person who was originally supposed to be aiding me with the application process became unreachable. Amid my panic, in came Margery, taking me on as a client at the last minute and helping me finish and perfect my applications. By taking the time to learn about me, Margery helped me unearth more profound essay ideas and taught me how to make the most of the restricting word count in order to communicate my passions. I am still in awe of her dedication, professionalism, and grace. Thanks to Margery, I was accepted to all of my top schools— she is truly wonderful, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her!
-- JB, Yale ‘23
Working with Margie made the college process less stressful and helped ease my way into the final stretch of high school. I gained a new connection and we developed a strong bond that I know will follow me through my college years. With Margie’s assistance, not only was I able to get accepted into my top two schools but 10 out of the 11 schools that I applied to as well. I am so grateful to have worked with such an exceptional and patient individual!
- H.M., Marist Class of 2023