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
Since it was a last minute decision to apply to graduate school, when I contacted MK, I did not have much time and wanted to complete my application within two weeks. The quick and efficient worker she is, she responded to me with her initial comments and corrections by e-mail within 24, and we met once to finalize the essay together. I was able to send my application to the school by the end of the week, and it was one of the most beautiful and eloquent essays I have ever written. She did not take my voice out of my writing (which tends to happen when someone corrects one’s writing); it flowed more naturally; unnecessary details were removed to meet the word count, and of course, she made it a fun and enjoyable experience for me. I was accepted in to the program shortly afterwards. Thank you for all you have done for me, MK!!
~ JF, LIU/CW Post MPA program in health administration
Heading into the college application process, I was overwhelmed just thinking about all of the essays and applications I’d have to go through in only a matter of months. Having Mrs. Kashman share her talent and expertise with me is more than I ever could have asked for. She helped me find a voice in my writing and motivated me to keep working until I was completely satisfied with my results. Thank you so much for all of your help, Mrs. Kashman! I really couldn’t have done it without you!
~ SG, UNC Chapel Hill
It was late in the application stage when I first sat down with Mrs. Kashman, and I felt overwhelmed by the daunting personal statement application requirement. I possessed a piece of writing in which I felt no pride and no connection. Instead of simply editing my work, we spent our first meeting discussing my personal history and the experiences that shaped my development. Together, we found my “voice” and decided on a subject that supported my application. I appreciated that Mrs. Kashman didn't simply write the paper for me. Instead, we developed a theme that highlighted my strengths and she helped me build my narrative in our follow-up consultations. Several admissions counselors positively referenced details of my personal statement, confirming my belief that Mrs. Kashman had helped me find the right story to tell. Mrs. Kashman's help was exactly what I needed, and now I'm attending my dream school next fall.
~ ML, Georgetown School of Law
Thank you for all of your help. I am very happy that we, with your help and quick work, were able to submit the applications before the November 1 deadline for Early Action. I will be referring you to my friends and family for your professionalism, quick turn-around and wonderful wordsmith skills.
~ SS, SUNY Potsdam