There are things you should never discuss: religion, politics and has your college-bound child finished his/her college essay. Before we even started the application process, we knew as parents that we would be seeking Esther’s help with the editing of our daughter’s college essays. We didn’t want to spend our summer and early fall harassing her about finishing the various essays she was required to write. Happily, our daughter was very receptive to the idea of working with Esther, which, in truth, can be half the battle. The result of Esther’s efforts gave our daughter the kind of college essays that she was proud of and ones that we thought were interesting, insightful, and well written. Obviously the Ithaca College Admissions Office thought so too because it resulted in her acceptance. Without a doubt it was money well spent.
parent of Ithaca College student
I worked with Esther as I began to prepare to write my college essays. Esther helped me sort through all of my ideas, and she helped me narrow down my list of potential topics. Then she helped me develop my topics into thoughtful essays. Esther constantly checked in with me to see how I was progressing and offered help whenever I felt stuck. Additionally, it was very helpful to have her feedback on each draft I wrote. Working with Esther was great and everyone should do it!
student at Cornell University
Working with you made everything so much easier. The process was less intimidating and gave me the head start/nudge I needed. I loved working with you.
student at UMass Amherst
Esther helped me through the essay process by always keeping me motivated. Despite my procrastination, she always kept me focused on my main goal. I could not have gotten into all of the colleges I applied to without her!
student at Elon University
I highly recommend Esther for college essay assistance. She worked with my son and transformed a stressful activity into an enjoyable one. She met with Alex to talk out some ideas and he came back enthused about his topic, motivated to write and focused on the task. He sat down and wrote a great essay, which Esther then helped him edit with timely and insightful input and feedback. The end result was a strong and impactful essay that captured Alex’s passion and Esther helped him communicate it effectively. I will definitely use her again for my daughter when she goes through the process.
parent of Ithaca College student
Both of my children were so fortunate to work with Esther when it came to writing their college essays. At the start, she laid the groundwork for the process and provided excellent advice on topics and direction on edits for a well-thought-out essay.
parent of Bryant University and University of Richmond students
Thank you so much for the time, effort, and advice that you provided to Kara on her college essay. While we thought Kara provided a good rough draft, your thoughtful edits turned it into a concise, pointed, and well-written final draft. In our discussions with a variety of college admissions officers, we were surprised by the level of emphasis that they placed on a college essay. It is clear that Kara’s acceptance to a number of top-tier schools was due in no small part to the quality of her essay. We thank you for your professionalism and patience in helping Kara achieve her goal.
parent of Boston University student
Esther maintained ongoing and positive contact with my son throughout his college essay process. As a parent, I appreciated Esther’s patience to work with my son, who was sometimes a procrastinator. Her gentle reminders and suggestions to turn out organized, yet thoughtful essays in his own words are the reasons I always recommend Esther to my friends and acquaintances whose children are preparing applications for college.
parent of Clark University student
It was a pleasure to work with Esther. She was really able to help me with my ideas. It was great to have her look through my essay and be able to help me with my writing. Having her be able to read different drafts was very effective for the final product. She helped turn all of my ideas into a flowing and understandable essay that I was proud of. Because of her help, I was able to get into 8 out of 9 colleges I applied to. As I move onto Bryant University, I will always remember the feedback Esther gave me for my writing. She is a phenomenal writer and can help anyone write something that comes from within. I can not thank her enough for her help!
student at Bryant University
Thank you so much for all your help in getting me here today! Being in college is an amazing experience. I got into many great schools, including UVA, Duke, and Brown, and was even awarded a prestigious DuPont Scholarship here at UD! I could not have done any of this without all of your help.
student at University of Delaware
My daughter had lots of success in getting into numerous graduate schools of her choice—which I believe in large part was driven by a thoughtful, well-written, personal statement. Esther worked with my daughter to brainstorm meaningful content and develop a winning essay that helped demonstrate why she would be a successful grad school candidate. I highly recommend her!
parent of Emory University graduate student
It was a pleasure to work with Esther, it really helped me to be able to talk to someone else about ideas and have another pair of eyes to look through my essay and be able to help me with my writing. I also think she was really effective in helping me to see relevant connections to the things I had gone through to who I was as a person.
student at Wellesley College

My daughter had Esther help with her college essay. This was my first child going to college and I was very overwhelmed with all the things we had to do just to apply. Esther was our shining star…She guided Rachael through her entire essay, sparking ideas and allowing Rachael to put it all together, with her careful editing. Rachael was very proud of her essay; it was well written and very key to getting her into her first choice school.

During her interview the director of admissions commented on her essay. She spoke of details she remembered, which was quite touching, since I am sure she sees thousands. If your child needs help with editing of an essay or a full blown mentor, I recommend you call Esther.

parent of Hofstra University student
Esther gave my son the tools he needed to succeed. She worked closely with him and was patient, thoughtful with her approach, and provided him with excellent guidance. Our high school offered a program on how to write a college essay, however, it wasn’t personal, and it was geared to a large group of students. He got into several of his top choices andultimately made the right decision! Thank you, Esther!
parent of Emory University student
Esther helped my four children with their college essays. The whole experience was seamless from the first meeting to the finished product. Esther has an incredible way of drawing thoughts and ideas out of kids’ minds and is able to motivate them in a way that they don’t perceive as nagging or annoying. My children were all accepted into great colleges and had multiple options to choose from, and I believe their essays made that possible.
parent of UConn and Penn State University students
I began working on my college essays with Esther in the spring of my junior year of high school. I had an idea of what I wanted to write about, but I wasn’t exactly sure how to organize my thoughts into a concise and powerful essay. That’s where Esther came in. She helped me to structure my writing and execute my thoughts in a way that made my story stand out from the rest. The following winter, I got into my top choice of schools. Looking back, I can say with full confidence that Esther played a major role in my acceptance.
student at Union College
During the summer of his senior year, our son was struggling with his common application and he had multiple essays to write. We knew he needed guidance and asked Esther to step in. Although he was reluctant at first, Esther’s positive approach won him over. He had concerns that his essays would be revised so much the words would be that of the editors.Esther made thought-provoking suggestions and revised grammatical errors while keeping his thoughts, ideas, and words very much his. Her gentle reminders kept him on task and allowed him to complete his essays without pressure from us. Esther also helped our son rework his common application essay for a scholarship application, and he won the prestigious Genzyme Life Science scholarship. Our son was quite humbled that he won, knowing that others were equally deserving. A Biology teacher at his high school informed him that the scholarship committee were quite impressed with his essay and that clinched the scholarship for him. We highly recommend Esther to help with this overwhelming experience.
parent of UConn Honors student
From start to finish, Esther was invaluable with helping our son pick a topic that he was enthusiastic about and getting him motivated. Esther made sure he constantly submitted drafts for input on how to reword or get his view across well grammatically and more precisely. Esther was a pleasure to work with and we could not have asked for a better mentor to get his essay done. We will use her again for our other child!
parent of UConn student
Working on my essay with Esther was an amazing experience! She made it really easy to understand what parts were good and what parts would benefit from a little work. She showed me how I could strengthen parts of my essay and tone down the less important bits. After working with her over the summer I brought my essay to a couple of teachers to edit, and they were “completely amazed.” Thanks so much for all you did, Esther.
student at New York University