Margery Kashman’s advice and expertise is nothing short of spectacular. I have used her in the past when I applied to undergraduate schools and was so pleased with all her help throughout the process. Four years later and swamped with many personal statements for graduate school, there was no one else I would have considered. Margie has a way of turning words into an eloquent piece of writing. She urged and inspired me to think outside the box when I thought there was nothing more that could be said. I cannot thank her enough for time and honest advice she has given me.
- MG, Cornell and NYU graduate school
Margery Kashman was my high school English and journalism teacher as well as my newspaper club mentor. She selected me to be one of the editors of the school paper, and since then, she has molded me into a strong, passionate writer. “MK” assisted me not only with my undergraduate college essays but with every single supplemental application essay as well, even if it was a 4-sentence paragraph. I also utilized her services for my graduate school application. As I had been working full time and was under a lot of pressure to complete and send my application, she was able to help me with my essays in a timely, efficient manner. She is easy to work with and flexible; it is always a pleasure to sit down with her and work together. She also helped my brother recently with his intense medical school applications, and he will be attending medical school in the fall.
MK is quick to respond to my e-mails, and I can always depend on her. Her corrections on my work have also helped me learn more about various aspects of writing in general. I always feel more confident about my writing after I work with MK on my projects. She has taught me almost everything I know about proper writing etiquette and has enhanced my writing skills dramatically over the years.
MK is not only one of the most intelligent and talented people I’ve ever known, but she is also the most dependable, responsible, and dedicated person to her students and clients. She cares about their success as if they were her own family members.
MK is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced people I know for helping students with their college and grad school applications as well as resumes and cover letters. I refer people to “College Essay Whiz” whenever I can, because MK is truly #1 in this business.
- JF, Brandeis and C.W. Post graduate school
Both of our children used Margery Kashman for their college essays. Margery is truly incredible because she helps each child pick what is special to them and lets them tell her how they see themselves. After extracting this information, she helps set up a plan for the student to determine which information fits which essay(s) best. She does not do the work for them; she guides them to find their true voices so their essays maintain their authenticity. Our children responded to Margery better than they would have responded to us.
Having just finished the college application process with our younger son, we can't recommend Margery enough for anyone nearing this process. She was patient, knowledgeable, and efficient and helped my son organize his thoughts and ideas on each essay. She is always on top of her game and stays familiar with the various college applications and supplements as well as the colleges themselves. With Margery's guidance, both of our children got into their first choice schools, and we are forever grateful.
- Proud Parents of a University of Pennsylvania student
The college essay and application process can be a very daunting and nerve wracking experience. This is why Margery Kashman was a dream come true for us. Margery came very highly recommended and the moment we sat down to talk to her, we knew we were in the best of hands. She is kind, warm, capable and completely knowledgeable about the college process. Her writing skills are magnificent and her ability to draw information out of a student and turn it into a beautiful essay is a gift. She made my son feel completely comfortable from the get go and made it easy for him to share his thoughts. We were thrilled with his essay and so was his school. We do not live in the neighborhood so after our first meeting with Margery, my son had to work with her on the computer. I thought this would be a little difficult, but of course it was easy and fun. We were always excited to get an e-mail from Margery and know we were one step closer to completing the process. We first came to Margery to work on the college essay, but we loved her so much that we ended up using her for the entire application process. It was nice going to bed at night knowing I had Margery looking out for us as she knows exactly what the schools want! After a short while, it was like working with family and as soon as he got his acceptance letter to his number one college, Margery was one of the first people we called. She takes all of the stress out of the process and I am forever grateful that we found her. My son still calls her for other school work he is doing in school and will continue to work with her throughout his college years.
~ A very happy parent whose son got into his number one choice college with the help of a very special lady!
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