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Preparing for college standard admission tests and applications should not be a one size fits all program. Ivy Experience provided a flexible approach in preparing my daughter for all the myriad of tasks and points to be considered and addressed. Ivy Experience tailored their services to what my daughter needed and how she responded best.
We are genuinely grateful to Ivy Experience for all of the guidance and expertise that they shared with our daughter during her college application essay writing. They helped make the process as painless as possible by giving her the confidence to write and submit a variety of essays in a timely manner. We know without a doubt that the quality of essays that our daughter submitted helped her achieve more acceptances than we ever dreamed possible! Thank you Ivy Experience!
I want to commend Ivy Experience on the incredible experience we had with your tutors. After working with your tutors on the college test preparation process, my daughter saw her test scores improve dramatically! She also worked with your team on preparing her essays for the application process, which once again proved to be a success, as she was accepted into her #1 college choice! We have been so impressed with your organization that we have also used your tutoring services for our middle school son. Thank you again for a job well done and know I have been spreading the word about your organization!
Writing does not come naturally to me. Especially with long essays, I have trouble organizing my ideas to deliver a coherent message, and my tendency to revise and edit while I write often gets in the way of writing a complete first draft. Eric helped me overcome both of these challenges. For every essay, we would first meet in person to brainstorm ideas and develop a sensible preliminary structure. Then, starting with my initial draft, Eric and I would exchange revisions until we were both satisfied. With Eric’s help, I was able to produce top-notch essays that I am truly proud of.
I think of myself as more of a scientist than a writer. I would recommend Eric to anyone who feels the same way.
With Eric’s help I was able to transform a good essay into a great essay. Eric was an invaluable resource who helped me perfect my personal statement in less than a week. I submitted my applications with confidence, knowing that Eric had worked with me on my essays.
We want to take an opportunity to thank you for all of your hard work and guidance with Zach’s college essays and applications. Being that Zach is our second child, we have been through this process with our oldest child with another professional in your field. We can say without hesitation that your expertise and style is far superior. We would also enthusiastically recommend your services to anyone going through this stressful and arduous process.
We are particularly impressed with the way you pushed Zach to think on a much deeper level when brainstorming the various essay prompts. We believe that by challenging him the way you did, his essays evolved in a very unique way. Of course, we will know better when we start to hear from the schools, but we are hopeful that because of your insights, his essays will stand out to the admissions counselors reviewing his applications.
Again, thank you for being an important cog in the wheel of Zach’s college application journey.
The tutors at Ivy Experience have significantly helped both of my own children as they prepared for achievement tests and college applications. The tutors’ style is low-pressure and thoughtful yet rigorous and very productive. As an educator myself I think I can judge the value of Ivy Experience academically as well as parentally–and from both points of view, I recommend them with confidence and enthusiasm.
Eric not only helped me craft the perfect personal statement for my law school applications, he also had a knack for calming nerves and easing anxiety. You get it all from him. Eric understands how grueling the application process is for law school applicants. He knows what works and what doesn’t work – what is just good and what is superb. I needed someone with this understanding and skill set to help me through my application process. Eric kept me focused and motivated along the way, finding bright spots to build off, and weaker points to tweak with better words. Every draft had better sentences and better ideas. If I ever apply to another level of graduate school, I know that the first person I will call is Eric. I recommend anyone applying to any school call him, too.
Our Ivy Experience tutor was the consummate professional and a wonderful teacher. He was reassuring but firm, kind, very good at articulating information in a way that my son would understand, and seemed able to get right to the heart of the issues my son needed to work on most. Our tutor was polite, always on time, and a pleasure to have at our home. I know that our Ivy Experience tutor worked very hard with my son, who seemed to make huge strides, particularly in math. There isn’t a thing that I could suggest that would increase our satisfaction.
After my son had received valuable help from Ivy Experience throughout my son’s college years to successfully navigate his college-level writing courses, I sought Ivy Experience’s help with respect to my own application to an executive MBA program. Ivy Experience’s advice was thoughtful and always spot-on. He helped me become more clear and focused on my ideas, and his advice helped to make my essays more much more fluid and compelling. Within three days of submitting my application, I received a letter of admission from the MBA program. I would recommend Ivy Experience’s service highly to anyone seeking assistance with writing, particularly with respect to university writing classes and admissions applications.
The Ivy Experience was a tremendous asset to my daughter during her application to college. Their advice on how to prepare a winning essay, and how to deal with decisions to be made about early registration and a host of other topics were invaluable during this process. My daughter attended a large public school where counseling for the best way to approach the top schools was virtually non-existent. I am pleased to report success in that my daughter is now part of the Class of 2017 of a prestigious Ivy League university. Our family owes this in large part to the excellent advice we received from the Ivy Experience.
The Ivy Experience was a GREAT experience. They worked with our family twice. The college application process is such a stressful time. It was wonderful to have our daughter working out the game plan and deadlines without our involvement. Our younger daughter even said, “I don’t know what I would do without Eric. He is more than essay help – he is like a therapist for college applicants!”
Eric and the Ivy Experience team helped us tremendously throughout the college application process! Eric had our son take a diagnostic test of not only the SAT but also the ACT, which I know we would not have done on our own. As it turned out he scored really well on the ACT which definitely helped him in his college search process. In addition, the tutor from Ivy Experience helped with the overall ACT / SAT preparation. Since this was our oldest child we had a lot of questions which Eric readily answered for us. He truly was only a phone call away. Lastly, Eric helped our son with several college essays. This was a huge help as it kept our son on track with the deadlines and helped him immensely in the editing process. We will definitely use Ivy Experience for our second child as well. I would highly recommend Ivy Experience to anyone who needs help in navigating the very complicated and work intensive college application process.
Ivy Experience was an enormous asset to my daughter in the college prep process. The process has changed dramatically since I applied to colleges, and their team’s knowledge and guidance was extremely valuable. They were able to keep her on schedule and gave her deadlines to get the necessary steps completed on time. The best part was the removal of arguments between me and my daughter. Their help resulted in a very high acceptance rate to selective colleges. I strongly encourage you to use Ivy Experience, and I suggest you do it very early in the process.
My husband I have nothing but praise for Ivy Experience. The first time we met Eric, he was able to focus in on what made our daughter unique and steer her into highlighting that in her essays. He did a great job setting deadlines, giving feedback, and moving things forward in an effective and supportive manner. For my part, I honestly can’t believe how smoothly my daughter’s essay writing went. I had heard many horror stories about the application process from family and friends, but by using Ivy Experience, we managed to avoid all those tensions. Perhaps most amazing of all, the essays Ivy Experience worked on with my daughter completely retained her character and voice. Next up…our 11th grade son.
I can be pretty indecisive, and was stalling on sending my applications out, but working with Eric definitely helped give me the confidence I needed to get the ball rolling. His guidance and insights on how to make my essay more powerful and concise were invaluable.
While the improvement in our daughter’s scores after working with Ivy Experience was dramatic, the far greater impact was on her self confidence. She went from fearing and dreading the testing and application process to having a sense of pride and ownership. There is no magic pill and she worked hard to make her gains but without the tutor’s voice of calm, sense of reason and startling breadth of experience and knowledge, I don’t think she would have accomplished as much regardless of the time she put in. We are already planning on hiring an Ivy Experience tutor for our son next year.
Before she was tutored, she had a ‘C’ in the class. She now has a solid “A’…
Sam explains everything in a way that breaks it down and gives her tools to remember it. He has been a lifesaver for her – she is a straight ‘A’ student and this class could have been the end of her streak.
Like any well-prepared applicant, I had my personal statement edited by nearly anyone who was willing. Despite this, I still felt that there were areas of my essay lacking the extra punch that admissions committees look for. Eric managed to deftly help me express my ideas more fluidly and powerfully. By the time I was done working with Eric, I was confident that my work would impress anyone I showed it to. From word choice to essay structure, Eric was able to address my specific concerns while also bringing in his outside expertise to craft an excellent personal statement. Eric is one of the most talented writers I have ever met. I recommend Eric’s services to anyone. Whether your essay is good or mediocre, Eric will turn it into a striking piece of work.
“I could not have done it without my Ivy tutor!” This has been my daughter’s response to anyone who congratulated her on being accepted to her first choice university. The tutors at Ivy Experience were not only knowledgeable in all areas of test prep and essay writing, they were very compassionate when it came to understanding the stress and emotions my daughter was experiencing with the entire college process.
My son saw first hand what a supportive and fun relationship the tutor fostered with his sister. At the end of his sophomore year he asked to start test prep with Ivy Experience. He, as well, would be learning and laughing with his tutor as his sister did. The results were a wonderful improvement each time he took a test. He plans to continue with the Essayologist for college application essays. The tutors at Ivy Experience will instill confidence and a “can do” attitude in your child!
Preparing for college standard admission tests and applications should not be a one size...