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.
As an applicant to medical schools, I was expected to write well over twenty distinct essays, each with its own requirements for information and length. Having Eric’s critical eye during the process was invaluable as I worked to communicate my qualifications, aspirations, and personality through my writing. While it is rather easy to find an acquaintance willing to proofread each of your writings, it is much harder to find someone qualified for critical, honest editing. Eric’s writing advice goes far beyond mundane grammar mistakes and spelling errors. His analysis of writing goes straight to the core of the point you’re trying to make. Are you answering the question? Are you really giving an accurate picture of yourself to these schools? Does your writing reflect your personality and passions? Questions and comments like these from Eric were important tools in communicating my passion for learning to practice medicine.
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.
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.
I have worked in college consulting for more than a decade, and I know the crucial importance of having an impressive transcript and high standardized test scores. Ivy Experience’s commitment to excellence in tutoring and test preparation is unparalleled in the Philadelphia area. I cannot think of a better group of people to help my student excel in school and prepare for the college admissions process than Ivy Experience.
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.
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!
Ivy Experience truly cares about its students. When a student we hosted from China needed assistance and guidance with his standardized tests, Ivy Experience stepped up in a tremendous way on both the SAT and the TOEFL. We had been placed in a very difficult position of mentoring a young man being recruited for athletics at a high level who also needed substantial assistance with language issues and US standardized tests, yet being restricted by NCAA rules on what we could pay for on his behalf. Ivy Experience donated their 100 percent of their time and services and got him into the school of his choice with a full 4 year scholarship.
While their tutors worked with the host student in our home, we witnessed a relationship develop that fostered confidence and growth in his test taking abilities. When it was time for our own son to begin thinking about his SATs, there was no question that we would call Ivy Experience. Once again, a dynamic tutor helped a student in our home bolster his confidence, and ultimately his scores, which significantly helped him with his athletic recruitment. Their vast knowledge of the various tests out there and college application process, coupled with their ability to connect with a student and eagerness to navigate a family through the college prep process, make Ivy Experience an unparalleled choice for your student. We have been through the whole SAT tutoring thing several times before with our older children and must say that having the sessions take place in our home not only gives us the ability to monitor progress and remain involved but frees up precious time in driving to and from appointments. I can’t say enough about this company!
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.
I applied to a large number of medical schools and had a lot of secondary essays to write. Knowing that Eric had edited an essay gave me confidence that it was ready to submit to the admissions committee. Instead of getting inconsistent results from other people, I discovered that having Eric was an invaluable resource. He certainly improved me as a candidate and is a big factor in my chances for admission.
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 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.
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.
Ivy Experience has highly qualified academic tutors who bring an enormous amount of diverse knowledge to their students in a warm and caring way, such that each student feels compelled to want to do her/his very best. Their unique insights, and personalized educational strategies, makes learning fresh and fun! Students grow to feel enthusiastic and confident in so many ways, and learn to love learning.
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.
“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!
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.