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
I remember sitting down attempting to begin my college essay. As I wrote and re-wrote, I knew it was all wrong. I couldn’t find the right words to get my point across, and it was becoming all too overwhelming. After getting advice from another "expert," I felt as if it was no longer my essay; however, this all changed when I met with Mrs. Kashman. Everything sort of fell into place. After meeting with Mrs. Kashman, I felt that she really understood me and what I was trying to say in my essay. She told me that she wasn’t going to write the essay for me but that she was going to lead me in the right direction. She not only helped me with my grammar and sentence structure, but she also helped me to take what I thought was something impossible to put to words, and create something beautiful.
~J.Z., Michigan University
If I had to choose only one person to help me with my college applications, it would be Mrs. Kashman. Mrs. Kashman proved to be an incredibly valuable resource in the college application process. Not only did her extraordinarily critical eye help me improve my college essays, but also her astute insight and trustworthy advice regarding other aspects of my applications guided my creation of what I felt were the most impressive applications I could submit. I would not send one college application and essay without having Mrs. Kashman review it first. To put it simply: Mrs. Kashman knows what she's talking about!
~T.R., Brown University