Since Mrs. Kashman had been my teacher in freshman English honors, Journalism and Advanced Journalism as well as my adviser of the award-winning newspaper, Spectrum, I knew that there was no one better to help me make my college essay stand out to the admissions committees. Although I knew what I wanted to write about, it was Mrs. Kashman's expertise that guided me to express my love of journalism. Mrs. Kashman would read over all of my essays as well as my supplements and correct them until they were perfected. She would never alter what I wrote; instead, she would make suggestions; she would ask questions to guide me in areas that needed more detail, and she would check my spelling and grammar. Her true talent for this sort of work is remarkable.
~G.R., University at Buffalo
With a wave of her pen, Mrs. Kashman made the quality of my writing reflect the quality of my ideas. She has a knack for honing in on the essence of an essay and then reshaping the sentences to make them concise and compelling. I thought I had a pretty good college essay, but after meeting with Mrs. Kashman, it became a piece of writing that I was truly proud of.
~A.D., Cornell University
When I discovered that the school I wanted to attend was also one of the top 15 in the nation, I knew that I was in for a challenging application process. And since I was also applying to a school of journalism, I knew that my writing was an even more essential part of my application. Working with Mrs. Kashman was a comprehensive process; she critiqued the approach, the tone, the language, and the overall interest level of my essay. She took the basic idea I had and helped me to turn it into a compelling essay. And thanks to working with her, I'm exactly where I want to be right now.
~J.T.M., Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University
Mrs. Kashman is great when it comes to helping with all kinds of writing. I had her as an English teacher for two years and a journalism teacher for one. I truly believe that from working with her, I have been able to improve my writing. She also was my advisor when I was sports editor of our high school newspaper Spectrum. She was always willing to help me with my writing whether it was with spelling, grammar, or substance. I would highly recommend her as an educator to anyone because she connects with her students, not only on an academic level, but on a personal level as well.
~T.G., Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University
As for the college preparation months which every high school student approaches with anxiety and fear, I know that my college application process would not have passed as smoothly or successfully without Mrs. Kashman's guidance, eagerness to help, and patience. Mrs. Kashman sat down with me until we thought of the best topic for me to write about for my college essay. She revised several drafts of it until it was ready to be sent to colleges. Besides her excellent knowledge of vocabulary and grammar, her suggestions truly led my college essay to great heights. She also assisted me with any other supplements which I was required to write for college applications. Mrs. Kashman always returned my writing revisions within a day or two of submitting them. She was always willing to help me and answer any questions I had during the application process. Mrs. Kashman has many years of experience helping students prepare for college. She is an intelligent, fun, friendly, and sincere individual, who I was honored to have met and worked with so closely.
~J.F., Brandeis University