“She got a hand-written note from the regional admissions officer from Stanford which said, “I read your essays three times which I don’t really have time to do. You are so passionate about your beliefs that I knew we had to take you half way through reading your application.”

“Just wanted to let you know that I was accepted at Yale! Thank you so much for all your help preparing me for the SAT and with the essays, it made a huge difference and I really appreciate it!”

“I got in to Stanford today!!”

“She got into Brown and will be going there!”

“R. was accepted to MIT and London Imperial College- he just found out!”

“The admissions officer from Princeton also tracked her down during the admitted student weekend and told her that she loved both of her Princeton essays and began to talk with her about details from her application. Her essays left an impression.”

“It’s an absolutely amazing feeling to know that I’ll be spending the next 4 years at Duke. I wanted to thank you once again for all your help.”

“Hi Jonathan– I just wanted to let you know that I got in to Penn! Thanks so much for helping me with everything!!”

“J. told me that you are different from other tutors that you really want to help him write better by asking him what he wants to write instead of just helping him pass his exam.”

“M. was accepted for Columbia University (early decision). We are so happy for her. She worked hard and achieved her dream school – what else could a parent wish for?”

“Jonathan, you were the MOST effective tutor I encountered at Overlake.”

“He could have NEVER done it without your help and support.”

“She has been raving about how helpful you’ve been to her. Thank you!!”

“I wanted to thank you for all of the help you gave me over the summer when I was writing my personal statement for college applications and prepping for the ACT. I got into the UW, Seattle U, WAZU, Gonzaga, and Ithaca College. I’m happy to tell you I will be attending Seattle University next year as a marketing major and a economics minor. I really appreciate all the help you gave me because, without it, I probably wouldn’t have gotten into so many great schools.”

“Hey Jonathan! I just got my SAT scores back…I got a 750 in writing! Compared to a 550 last time. Thank you so much for all your help!”

“Thanks again for all of your help. Your suggestion to change the topic of her essay, and your encouragement and editing support along the way, resulted in something that reflects R.’s voice, creativity and self-awareness. Most importantly, it’s something that she is proud of and feels confident about. Instilling that confidence in her might be the best thing to come of your work together. It will be with her long after the essay is submitted.”

“Hi just wanted to let you know how I did on my SAT scores since you helped me study for the test! I earned a 1980 with scores of 690 in reading and 680 in writing. Thank you so much you helped me raise my score by 180 points!”

“He clearly has a talent for instructing teen-aged kids and cares deeply about his work. When S. completed her first SAT series, he stayed in touch with us and was genuinely interested in the outcome of her test.”