Testimonials by Students and Parents
What my students say:
“I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am for your help; you truly helped me find the right words to show my best self.”
– a Class of 2016 student at Washington-Lee H.S.
“Amy helped me turn disconnected ideas into a coherent story. All throughout the process, she was an incredibly helpful guide and tremendously professional. I cannot thank her enough for her endless prompt replies, thoughtful comments and for sharing her expertise as a writer.”
– a graduate student who will attend Oxford University in 2016
“Amy helped me completely reshape how I approached college essays. She gave me great comments and suggestions without changing my voice as a writer. I highly recommend her to anyone applying to college.”
– A Class of 2014 student at John Marshall H. S.
“Thank you for all the help you gave me. It really did make a difference in my writing and I feel very proud of the finished pieces I now have.”
– A Class of 2014 student at Yorktown H. S.
“I really appreciated all of your help, and I thought the coaching process was nicely organized. Thank you for taking the time to read over my essays again and again, and I’ll definitely remember your tips in college!”
– A Class of 2014 student at Gonzaga College H. S.
What their parents say:
“You have been enormously helpful. My son’s English is actually quite good and a lot of the essay coaches we looked at were all about the grammar, but you really helped him develop ideas and find ways to express himself in a way that was original and interesting but completely true to who is he is.”
– the parent of a Thomas Jefferson student, Class of 2016
“Dear Amy. Thank you SO MUCH! I cannot express how wonderful it is knowing that [my son] had someone as thoughtful and talented as you guiding him this fall. You have been a blessing to our family, and I can’t wait to have you work with my younger daughter.”
– parent of a Georgetown Day School student, Class of 2016
“Amy is an excellent resource for any rising Junior or Senior (and their parents) in need of assistance in the college application process. Amy coached our daughter on the process of refining her college essays from the initial concepts to the final finished product. Amy does not write the essays for her students. Rather she teaches the student the process starting with the concept, and then through many edits and much refining, the student creates an essay that captures the essence of the message the student wishes to convey. Learning the skill of refining her essays was an invaluable asset for our daughter and one she will use for a lifetime. We highly recommend Amy for any student and their family embarking on the essay portion of the college application process.”
– Parent of a Class of 2015 student at Bishop O’Connell high school
“The only thing my son hates worse than writing is writing about himself (possibly causes actual physical pain). I was dreading having him write a college essay, knowing what kind of battle we were in for.
Amy sat with him and very patiently pulled an essay out of him word by word. I can say with confidence that it was his essay, and that it was surprisingly good. I never could have done that, and he couldn’t – or certainly wouldn’t – have done it on his own.
Although he takes difficult classes, my son’s grades are not stellar. Nevertheless, he was accepted into a number of good schools, and he was proud and happy at his success. I enthusiastically recommend Amy as an essay coach. She is a genius.”
– Parent of Class of 2014 student at Washington – Lee H. S.
“I’ve been meaning to thank you for all your help! Your feedback was terrific. The essay writing was not easy for [my son.] It added a lot of stress to the process, but knowing you were there when he needed you was a huge relief. We can’t thank you enough!
– Parent of a Class of 2014 student at Washington – Lee H.S.
“[My son] felt much more purposeful and empowered after meeting with you. It really shows in his latest essay. He has high regard for your feedback and skills (as do I).”
– Parent of a Class of 2014 student at Washington – Lee H. S.
Colleges That Have Accepted My Students:
Christopher Newport University
College of Wooster
University of Delaware
George Mason University
Holy Cross College
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
Miami of Ohio University
North Carolina State
Oxford University, U.K.
Texas A & M
University of Chicago (undergraduate and graduate)
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of Mary Washington
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Texas, Austin
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
College of William and Mary