Testimonials

Snapshot

Parent

"Last night my daughter was so sad & overwhelmed about her applications & just now she bounced home & gave me a big hug & HUGE THANK YOU for giving me, Margo! Love that switch!"

- CVU/Chaminade University, Honolulu

Student

"I loved the UPenn Interviewer - exactly what we practiced just worded differently."

-BHS/University of Pennsylvania

Alumni

"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!!!! You were a lifesaver!! And thank you for helping with my Johns Hopkins Ph.D. essays on such short notice!! I'm feeling good about these!!"

- Alumni, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Testimonials

"We are immensely grateful for all your help and support and being there in our journey during the college application process. They both are very happy to be going to MIT and University of Wisconsin-Madison! We will call you during this graduation weekend."

Parent, South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT

"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!!!! You were a lifesaver!! And thank you for helping with my PhD essays on such short notice!! I'm feeling good about these!!"

Alumni, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

"So awesome!!!!!!!!! Honors and money!!!!"

Parent, Southern Lehigh High School, Center Valley, PA

"I just got into MIT!! Thanks so much for all the help and advice you've given me. I'm so excited for next year and the future."

Student, South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT

STUDENT: "I just wanted to let you know that I got accepted to Indiana University! I just saw my application status and it said I was admitted. They got back to me really fast, it hasn't even been a month yet since I applied. Thank you for all your help!"

PARENT: "I'm over the moon and so excited-- I can hardly concentrate on my work!"

Student/Parent, Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA

"Thought you may enjoy this email:  Super news! I am very excited for you and Dickinson College that you will be with us for your college academic and athletic journey! Woohoo! Looking forward to seeing you on the trails and track next year!."

Parent, Unionville High School, Kennett Square, PA

"You totally lit a fire for my daughter. She seems totally jazzed by these new activities. Fun fun! I like the growth and knowledge she will gain from working with you, independently from finding her right school for after RICE. Thanks!"."

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"Great meeting last night. I think you got the educational juices flowing for all of us."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"His essay packs a punch and represents his authentic voice-- thank you so much! I truly appreciate all your recommendations in helping us to maximize our campus visit, as well as outlining the path forward with getting him over the finish line! He just submitted his remaining applications, with his top ones already submitted. I can't believe all his applications are in two weeks before the early deadlines! What a relief! So thrilled the bulk of the heavy lifting is behind us!"

Parent, Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA

"I am about a month into school and I LOVE it here. I joined a sorority and a few clubs and I have amazing friends. I am taking Intro to Public Health and it is the best class I've ever taken. I wanted to message you to thank  you again for your help and particularly introducing me to public health. At UCSD you get to pick a concentration as a public health major so you can really pursue anything. I am going to declare a Medicine concentration."

Student, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

STUDENT:  "I want to say thank you because this tutoring has helped me feel a lot more confident and prepared for the PSATs. I do want to continue the sessions because I can receive help in the areas where I struggle more than others."

PARENT: "For the PSAT, she took the whole time allotted. She used the "wise guess approach" on only a few and felt confident overall. In the past these types of longer tests rattled her. This time she felt confident and that was mostly due to the tutoring preparation. They were absolutely wonderful and she greatly enjoyed learning and connecting with them. She needs the regular meetings to keep on track. She is open and learning from them on how to take tests in general. I want to continue that momentum and have them teach her more on that count... they re getting through"

Student/Parent, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, Florida

"As usual, lots of helpful information in your email. I am learning so much. :-)"

Parent, South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT

"In reviewing my J.P. Morgan presentation, my team noticed that we needed a hook to frame our pitch. I am writing that introduction with your triangle process. Thanks so much!!"

Student/Alumni, George Washington University School of Business, Washington, DC

"Thanks again for the tools to help him achieve such an accomplishment. We are off to Northeastern today!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"The lead for my law school essay has more than 1,000 likes on LinkedIn. It is my mantra that I will practice at Mayer Brown as a patent attorney!"

Student/Alumni, American University Washington School of Law, Washington, DC

"Our sincere thanks for all your hard work. We really appreciate your help."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"The Deloitte interview went very very well. 90% behavioral questions and conversations. Only one quick case study-like question. Absolutely everything we practiced! Didn't have to improvise at all. Our guesses for personalities of each were so spot on. Literally nothing different than expectations. Just wanted to say thanks again for helping me prepare for the interviews! Even better that it paid off!!"

Student/Alumni, Connecticut College, New London, CT

"I love reading all your Charlotte News articles because they are so relevant with where we are at with all of our kids."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I will have him show us the Common App. this evening. Honestly, I'm not sure what we would do without you. We need to get you a bodyguard!!!!"

Parent, Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA

"Thank you soooo much, Margo! I really appreciate your Resume help and guidance with this! I will keep you posted on how everything goes!"

Alumni, Champlain College, Burlington, VT

"Sending warm regards from Brookline, and thanks again for your help. You made a potentially stressful experience into a fun one, and I am certain that you made a strongly positive impact on my daughter's sense of self and the outcome of her applications."

Parent, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA

"Thanks to all of you for your tremendous efforts supporting my son during his junior year. There is no question he would not have done it without you! Girl power indeed! Many thanks!"

Parent, Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA

"I don't even know where to begin. I am so beyond thankful for all the time you put into helping me these few years. I am so excited for UVM, Go Cats Go!"

Student, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"You have been so amazing through all of my different ideas for college & so so incredibly supportive & I couldn't be more grateful!!! You are the best!"

Transfer Student, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

"Thanks for all the guidance through the admissions process. I am very excited for next year at UVM and I feel as though your help with the essays made me and my application a much stronger candidate. Thanks!."

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I hope you are enjoying another spring of acceptances! I was thinking you should highlight a "Where are they now?" update on your former students. I think it is important to recognize the college planning strategy applied early in high school and how that translates into the "long game" of success in careers and overall learning to prepare. Obviously it's dependent upon the goals of each student, but I strongly feel that the work that began with you, and the understanding of positioning and marketing ones self coupled with perseverance and hard work, has served so many of your past students so well. Arguably, the student has to be receptive, but it lends to the value of why striving to attend the best school that fits ones goals is worth the effort. This comes from my personal experience and recognizing the growth in my own children and how they've run with the opportunities they've been given."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT (students: University of Richmond '19, USC '21, Tulane '23)

"Thank you! I'm so thankful for all your help Margo! You've been a HUGE part of my experience here in Vermont. Positive and happy!"

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"You have been a savior, a person to turn to whenever we had fears or questions. I feel sad that this chapter is closing in his life. You have been a great addition to our family. Thanks so much."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"We just wanted to update you. He did get into CU Boulder off the waitlist. We went back out to visit and on the way home he indicated and has since confirmed that he wanted to go to UVM. He mentioned in order, the fact that he was able to start immediately in his major along with the size of the school and cost were the factors. Thanks again for the guidance. He had good choices."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Many thanks for your kind words. It is a pleasure to work with you. Hope to see you soon!"

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"Well,., we are home from our 9 day tour... a fun and diverse time we shared: Hawaii, Portland, Seattle. Hands down from the beginning, she fits in Honolulu. It was so obvious to me and her. She accepted her spot today. We are so excited & proud that this strong adventurous girl will trek 5000 miles away to an island so beautiful. I look at it as a gift. So fun to see a new beginning! Thanks for all your kindness and leadership M!!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"So proud of her efforts, and thankful to you, Margo, for shepherding her through this gauntlet!! I hope she gets in!!"

Parent, Transfer Applicant, Shelburne, VT

"12 for 12 :)... add University of California-Davis to the list! Thank you :)"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you for your tireless support of my son's college journey thus far. It seems hard to believe he will be starting to apply to colleges in the next six months. Exciting times! Many thanks!"

Parent, Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA

"He just met a kid who will be a Dartmouth freshman next year. He's getting excited! Now he is trying to get school swag. You knew how to approach it! And gave very good advice."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I am pleased to report she was accepted to University of California Irvine (UCI), Santa Barbara (UCSB) and San Diego (UCSD) with a Shores Scholarship. I guess this just goes to show that they just don't consider the numbers. The UC schools do nor consider references (even from teachers/counselors), either. Thank you for coaching with the essays. She commented last night on how much you helped her present herself in a good light."

Parent, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA

STUDENT: "I just heard back from University of Washington-Seattle today and I got in:)))  Thank you so much! I'm so excited!!  We're flying out during April Break :)"

MOM: "Yes!! She is 11 for 11... we are heading to Seattle/Portland & Hawaii in April!"

Student/Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you for all your work and support of him throughout this many years process. I very much appreciate it! He is happy but still nor sure where he wants to go. I think it's UF, Michigan and Texas A&M."

Parent, Bartram Trail High School, St. Augustine, FL

"THANK YOU M! She is 10 for 10 for her early applications! She will be able to go 'Iny Meanie Miney Mo' which school do I want to go!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"She is a rock star! She ended up applying to 15 schools early action, and got into every school she applied to. Almost all of them gave her really impressive merit scholarship offers too. For a few weeks it was really exciting going to the mailbox! Together her merit offers total $1,040,000 over four years. Woo hoo!."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I vividly remember the first time we talked, and my conviction that you would be a great guide in our quest to explore this new and foreign land of US college applications. Thanks you for your excellent guidance: Much appreciated! With best wishes for 2021"

Parent, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA

"Oh my gosh! I got into Reed! And she wrote me a personal note too. So crazy! I am so thankful for you Margo! You have helped me find my voice!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I just want to remind you that it would not have been possible without your help. I want you to remember that for forever. You helped me gather courage, perseverance, and stay motivated. You helped me showcase all my identities and tie them to a core foundation. We reached this goal TOGETHER! We all take credit!"

Student, Rice Memorial High School, South  Burlington, VT

"He is so happy to be going to Dartmouth class of 2025! And thank YOU for all the help along the way."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I'm a Hoya now!"

Student, Rice Memorial High School, South  Burlington, VT

"I got into Northeastern! I could not have done it without you!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Another great collaboration! Thank you!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I just wanted to let you know I got into BC (Carroll School of Management)!! Thank you for the edits on my essay! They were helpful! Thanks again for all your help!"

Student, Pittsford Mendon High School, Pittsford, NY

"Thank you very much for your encouragement, support and guidance. I understand that there may be some more work to do, but the bulk of it is completed. Wow! What a journey! One that has been so much more enjoyable with you in our party."

Parent, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA

"Ohh Margo, THANK YOU so much! Last night my daughter was so sad & overwhelmed about her applications & just now she bounded home & gave me a big hug & a huge THANK YOU for giving me Margo! Love that switch!! I will keep you posted on her progress. Really appreciate your help!! I'm feeling very grateful to have you in our life!!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thanks for the "Testing To-Do List" Margo!  I'm not sure what we would do without you!!!"

Parent, Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA

"Thank you very much for your work with my daughter and this helpful advice. She spontaneously expressed appreciation several times for your guidance, and also for the tutoring. She thanked my yesterday (out of hte blue). I think she feels empowered by the process. We will check in with you once her scores come in."

Parent, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA

"Thanks so much, Margo. You definitely helped me get here!"

Student, Rice Memorial High School, South  Burlington, VT

"I don't know what we would have done if we didn't meet you."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you for your work with my daughter; she is both learning from & enjoying the process."

Parent, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA

"My son said, 'my essay is going to be FIRE' That's a good thing!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you. Great article ("Will the Pandemic Revolutionize College Admissions" WSJ, 5/29/2020). We feel very lucky our daughter is working with  you. I imagine that her essays will become a more important factor in her application given the current state of affairs. Thanks for keeping us in the loop!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I'M COMMITTED! I wanted to happily let you know that I have commited to Quinnipiac!! I got the best scholarship there of $24,000 a year.  I also got into the 3+1 communications program where I will get my masters and bachelors degree within 4 years!! I'm super excited for what the future holds at Quinnipiac. Thanks for all of your help!!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I got into American University, University of Colorado-- Boulder, and the College of Charleston!!  I'm super excited!!! Thank you so much for all your help because none of this would have been possible without you!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Just accepted to Syracuse Whitman School of Management today!!!! How is she ever going to decide!? Any advice on how to make the decision? Thanks!  Excitement today at our house!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"She received admission acceptances and almost full ride financial rewards to all three prep schools: Lawrenceville School, Northfield Mount Hermon and Hill School!"

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South  Burlington, VT

"Just want to say thanks for all your time and commitment to my son. He learned SO much from you and your test prep tutor... and he really likes and respects you both a ton! I'm so thankful and happy that we found you!"

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South  Burlington, VT

"11/12 on ACT essay... 99%  YAY!!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"She was accepted into the Business program at Elon today!!!! Wow! I guess you can never really know!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

STUDENT: "Thank You!! I got into Newhouse (Syracuse University-Journalism)! I am so so happy!"

MOM: "It's been a surreal few weeks, with the best intentions of thanking you sooner for helping to fulfill her wildest dreams.... I could barely believe it until we got the official letter in the mail a few days ago! Crazy days indeed. Thank you for all-- and a very Happy 2020!"

Student/Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

STUDENT: "I'm officially a Penn Quaker. I am so excited!  Thank you so much for all of your support and help over the past few years!!!"

MOM: "Yaye!!!! We are ecstatic!!! So much hard work. Thank you for navigating all of this for us. So so stressful... but so worth it!"

Student/Parent, Burlington High School, Burlington, VT

"Three acceptances so far: UVM, UNH, SMC! Yippee! Thanks so much for your help. She's so happy."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"BARNARD 2024!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could not have done it without you. Thank you."

Student, Burlington High School, Burlington, VT

STUDENT: "Hi Margo, I'm going to Skidmore!!!!!!!! Just got the acceptance. Yaye!!! So relieved!!! :)"

MOM: "THANK YOU MARGO!!!! We are so happy for her! She is beaming! We can't thank you enough for all your hard work. She adores you and immediately said after finding out that she had to email you. I love that!! Thank you again for your continued support and contagious energy. You truly have a gift working with teenagers and keeping it real and fun!"

Student/Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Just an FYI that he thinks he nailed the SAT essay. We shall see.... Thanks for all your help!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I just got my November SAT essay scores: 6/8 Reading (92%), 6/8 Analysis (96%) and 7/8 Writing (99%). I am a bit surprised if I'm being honest! Thank you!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

George Washinton University/son:  "He's super excited to have a summer internship at JPMorgan Chase (JPM) in New York. He actually had an offer from PWC (Price Waterhouse Cooper) as well, but JPM was his dream. He has done so amazingly well at GW. We are so thankful."

Wake Forest University/daughter:  "She loves Wake and everything about it. She is doing exceptional in her classes, making lots of friends, exploring clubs and planning to rush for a sorority in the spring semester."

Parents, George Washington University, DC and Wake Forest, NC

DAD:  "Woot Woot!!!"

MOM:    "Awesome!! So excited! Thank you so much Margo for all your help along the way. Really could not have done it without you! Wow, what a journey!"

Parents, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

MOM:  "We could not be prouder. She has accomplished so much and has a great attitude. She ABSOLUTELY loves working with you, Margo. You've eased a lot of stress for her and us. THANK YOU!"

DAD:    "I am currently sleep deprived sitting on the tarmac in a turboprop plane in Seville Spain en route to Lisbon Portugal. This seemed like a good time to clean up some Yahoo emails and I came across this one. Typically I flag these things for a time when I can apply sufficient concentration but seeing the subject (essay title) I dove right in. Simply put, it brought tears to my eyes. Well done!"

Parents, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I just got my September ACT essay score 11/12.... top 1%!  What a relief!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"It was so helpful (and eye-opening!) to talk to you yesterday to help lessen some of my anxiety.   We really didn't appreciate the process here, and wish we had signed on with you years ago.  Alas, we are moving forward. Many thanks again for your professionalism and compassion!!"

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"I forgot to tell you.... I got a 12/12 on the ACT essay!  I had to look the score up to be sure it really is a perfect!  Plus, I got a 36 on the Reading.  So happy!  Thank  you!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you so very much for all that you did for our family. You were a postiive guiding force, family counselor and world-class cheerleader. Your enthusiasm for a potentially dreadful process was contagious. I am 100% certain we could not have survived the process without you."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Your encouragement and words of advice are certainly appreciated, as well as all of your help throughout the college process. I could not have gotten Wake without you! Thanks again!"

Student, Souderton Area High School, Souderton, PA

"We are SO proud of her! She has accomplished so much this year and we thank you for being her cheerleader the whole way through."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"OMG... just checked her ACT essay score!  10/12 (97%) in every category!  Just sent her a note saying she should thank me for making her take it again!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you so much for helping me get to where I am now, I couldn't have done it without your help."

Student, Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA

"I just got my SAT Subject test scores back... it feels amazing to be done with all my testing before summer! Thank you so much for all your help in preparing me for the exams over the past year and a half; it has helped tremendously!"

Student, Burlington High School, Burlington, VT

"He got 8/8 (reading), 8/8 (analysis) and 6/8 (writing) on his SAT essay scores.  He is very happy!!"

Parent, South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT

"Her March SAT essay scores are 6/8 across the board!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

PARENT: We found out last night that she was accepted into the Summer Program. She was super excited and one of the first things she said was, "I have to email Margo!" So act surprised when she contacts you:)"

STUDENT: "I have some good news!!! I just got an email last night that I got accepted into the summer program!! I am so excited and I couldn't have done it without you. It has been amazing working wiith you! Thank you for eveything that you have done for me!! Thanks!!"

Parent/Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"He did benefit from all your advice and I cannot tell you how happy and excited he is to be going to Colorado College. I feel so badly for the CVU kids who got lost in the process and now are just bummed.  He was very strategic as you taught him so many times. It really paid off for him"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Woot Woot! I'm ready for the journey ahead!! Thank you so much for the help. I really appreciate eveything that you have done for me!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Happy to report the love letter worked.... accepted from the wait-list!  Off to admitted students day next weekend!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I love the relationship that we've cultivated during these past several years (children attending Tulane University, University of Southern California, Richmond University), including the entire" task force" of essay review, test prep, etc.... You've been the driving force that has maintained the focus of my kids, while keeping them postive and motivated along the way. You've expertly helped them navigate the process while uncovering the criteria that is important to them in choosing a school, balancing lofty goals with realistic expectations, a task coming from a parent would certainly not be received as well.  Because of the depth of self-examination that takes place through carefully creating essays and populating an applicaiton with only the most important accomplishments, my children have been well matched with their prospective schools.  It's been a great preview of what's next at the college level.  So thank YOU!!"

Parent, Champlaini Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"How did I forget to tell you this? She got into College of Charleston... with incredible merit schloarship!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Learning about the ED/EA strategy was one of the most important things he learned from you. He thought really carefully about his final plan. Looking at some of his friends now, and seeing what happened to others in the past, I am so relieved to not be fretting about applicaitons."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thanks, Margo, very proud of her! She was super nervous about being accepted to any college but she's shown to HERSELF that she is accomplished and has a college future. Thank you for being there, helping and supporting!  This could not be done without you."

Parent, Allen D. Nease International Baccalaureate High School, Ponte Vedra, FL

"STUDENT: I GOT IN TO WAKE! I'M SO HAPPY!! Thanks for all of your help!"

 PARENT: Thanks so much for all the hard work with her on this Margo...I have never seen her so emotional after she opened up the WF letter last night... She was over the moon excited. A great night for all of us."

Student/Parent, Souderton Area High School, Souderton, PA

"Finally. She's smiling. Thank you :)  I think she has some fun decisions to make now. There is no way she would be here without your guidance and support. I don't know how you get through this every year! Xoxo"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"He got into Emory... he's shaking!!  So are we!"

Parent, South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT

"She is so happy and just loves Georgetown. It is most certainly a perfect fit for her. She is also loving her classes. I haven't seen her this happy in an environment outside of home ever.  As a mom it's the best feeling in the world."

Parent, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

"Our daughter has really enjoyed working with you and felt very confident going into the Essay section of both tests (SAT and ACT). This help with her writing will extend out way beyond the testing, so that is awesome!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"The SAT went well, especially the essay part. My pencil was flying the entire time! So thank you so much for the help because without you I would have been a deer in the headlights with the essay. Thanks!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you for all that you do!! We are biting at the bit that our daughter was admitted to the Seton Hall University BSMB (Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctor) joint-degree program."

Parent, Allen D. Nease International Baccalaureate High School, Ponte Vedra, FL

"We are so happy with how things are going wth the SAT/ACT essay prep.  She is absolutely loving working wtih you. After you left, she told me it was amazing and that you were saving her life. She said that you made it so much easier to understand the writing process. THANK YOU!!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Well, they enjoyed the essays (handwritten note on aceptance letter)! He's going to be a Saint! He was accepted ED to SLU and commited to play baseball. He may also play football. Will see how it  pans out. But he is very happy! Thanks again for all your work! "

Parent, Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA

"I'm SHAKING!  I Thank you!! Can't believe I am going to Tulane!  Best Thanksgiving Ever! So happy! I'm done! So early! Feels great!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Awesome! Thank you so much, Margo, for all your help these many many months! Your're the best!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"On my way home from the interview, it went very well. I was not asked anything unusual or different than what we planned. Thank you very much for helping me prepare."

Student, Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton, MA

"We did good, Margo! It's a month since my son started Wake, and he always says, 'It's the perfet place for me!' He loves the social scene, found his people right waway, made the club hockey team travelling to Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, UVA! Now we're getting ready for Parent's Weekend!!"

Parent, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

"Just finished reading the essay and love how it integrates many themes pertinent to her applicaitons. I'm also intrigued by the idea of selling that experience as her Grad Challenge!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Wow is right!! I am so excited!  My daughter came through the door this evening at 9:30pm after your 1st meeting together--really pumped to get this college prep under way! After the weekend of campus visits she was definitely engaged with all the fun future possiblitites! I am so happy that we have your leadership!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I hope you will keep working on these essays in the future since I will recommend you to my friends. I will start using the triangle for my writing in classes. I really like my essay!."

Student, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"THANK YOU MARGO!! This is going to be a blast! We really could never do this without you!!!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I want to thank you for the help and support throughout the process. I definitely couldn't have done it without you! Thanks again!"

Student, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

"Thank you so much for all your help through the college process. You were a calming presence in a chaotic time. I appreciate your guidance and honesty.  A year ago I never would have imagined being in DC, but I know in my heart I was meant to be a Hoya. Thank you again, I couln't have done it without you!"

Student, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

"The interview went great! He was super friendly and easy to talk to. All of the questions were the same as the ones we practiced, just worded differently! Thanks!!"

Student, Souderton Area High School, Souderton, PA

"Wanted to thank you for the updates and clarifications about what you are working on with the test tutoring plan and why.  If is very helpful. She has begun her summer college program. It was a bit of an overwhelmning drop off--very much like college and not at all like camp-- so that in and of itself will be a learning experience (for mom and dad, too).!"

Parent, Burlington High School, Burlington, VT

"I have said this before, you have been a huge help in getting me where I am today. So, thanks again!"

Student, Duke University, Durham, NC

"I know, for sure, that I will continue to be inspired by professors like you, who were very generous with advice and driven by the great values of professionalism and commitment. Thank you!"

Student, Tufts University-- Fletcher School of Law and Diplomany (graduate school), Medford, MA

"Woking with you on his college essays was actually a college writing class.  He refers back to your writing process in hitting the rubric requirements, focusing on theme, and structuring within page count limits. He knows what to do and how to write!"

Parent, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

"My son's freshman year GPA is 3.7 and could only have achieved that with the better writing skills (which you stressed last year in working with him).  He actually likes to write now and is getting very good at it."

Parent, George Washington University (honors finance major), Washington, D.C.

"I do sincerely appreciate your help these past two semesters. It seems like yesterday I was just here reviewing essays with you, and now I am officially going to Michigan!!"

Student, Allen D. Nease International Baccalaureate High School, Ponte Vedra, FL

"I wanted to thank you for giving me an honest and fair mock interview. The advice you gave me was both helpful and did not make me feel on edge. I will take the advice you have given me through my interviews. I hope that the world sends you some good fortune. Thank you!"

Student, Champlain College, Burlington, VT

STUDENT:  "Just wanted to write you to say than you very much for all the help and work you did for me. There is no way  I would have been able to do it without your support! I appreciate the countless hours we spent on essays, SAT, and ACT prep. Thanks again for helping me get into all the colleges I wanted to!"

PARENT:  "Thank you so much for all your expertise and support during the college process. You really helped our son shine and we are so fortunate to have great options as a result. We could not have done it without you!"

Parent/Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Awesome, thank you so much for all of this Margo!  ACT essay prep is so helpful and I feel as though I'm much more prepared and ready for the test this Saturday. Thank you for eveything!."

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

STUDENT: "Got into Wake Forest!   Thank you Margo! Couldn't have done it without you!."

PARENT: "Still can't believe the WF news.  I hope you realize that you were instrumental in the process and would not have happened without you. Thank you from all of us!!!"

Student/Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"It's 7:00 on March 28th, and he got into Brown!!..... And, now the next day, acceptance to Tufts!!!"

Parent, Vermont Commons School, South Burlington, VT

" I just got into GEORGETOWN!!!  I screamed!!.... As of last night, I am officially a member of the Georgetown class of 2022! Thank you for all your support through this process, you have been incredibly helpful!"

Student, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"She was accepted to MedQuest 2018!! Yipee!! Thanks for your help!."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I just got accepted to Boston College and Emory School of Arts and Science and the Oxford College! I really like the feeling of all these aceptances! I'm bracing myself for the rollercoaster!!"

Student, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"Must be an amazing feeling for you as well!! You help make students' dreams come true!"

Parent, Vermont Commons School, South Burlington, VT

"I am proud of him to be admitted to BU Engineering! And grateful to you! Have a great rest of the St. Patty's Day weekend!"

Parent, Allen D. Nease International Baccalaureate High School, Ponte Vedra, FL

"Friday night I found out that I got into McGill.  I was accepted to both the Bachelor of Commerce program and the Bachelor of Arts and Science. I will keep you posted as I hear from a lot of colleges in the next couple of weeks!"

Student, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"Thank you for being by our side through this process, Margo. You made it manageable and uplifting always. We greatly appreciate all you have done to support our daughter."

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"I truly appreciate your valuable time and guidance helping me complete my law school essays. Happy 2018! So grateful!!."

Student, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

"The consensus over here is that you did a GREAT job! Thank you."

Parents/Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"HE GOT INTO U-CHICAGO!!!!!!!! You can add this to your list!  Thank you!!!!!"

Parent, Vermont Commons School, South Burlington, VT

PARENT:"SHE GOT INTO DARTMOUTH!!!!  Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!  And thank you, again, for all your time, help and support this past year and a half.  My goodness, it is a long process!  She couldn't have done it without you, and neither could I. I will be forever grateful for your countless hours of email and face to face counsel and advice."

STUDENT:  "I wanted to say thank you so so so very much for helping me through this process. It has been a long journey, and I am so glad the work has paid off. Thank you for guiding and supporting me through this weird world of college admisisons.  Thank you for helping me with all of my essays.  i know that with each suggestion you gave, my essays  became better and better.  I really appreciate eveything that you have done for me, from my very first SAT, all the way to this acceptance!  THANK YOU, couldn't have done anythng without you!"

Parent/Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

BEFORE:  "Thanks for all the essay work and Middlebury interviewing tips and practice. She followed your areas of focus and found it very helpful."

AFTER:  "ACCEPTED!!!! She's going to Middlebury!!!!!"

JOY:  "I'm In!!!!'

Parent/Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you for your help, patience and guidance. It is greatly appreciated during this stressful but exciting time for our family."

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"After all of this is over, I have to take you out to dinner to celebrate and thank you!!!!! You have been a tremendous friend and partner throughout this entire process!  We could NOT have gotten though this so "easily" without you!"

Parent, Vermont Commons School, South Burlington, VT

"You are the best college angel."

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"It's awesome (junior year testing to determine future planning)-- You're a genius at this.  He's already in such a great place with this process."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I really appreciate all the help you gave me in the entire process and I couldn't have done it (University of Georgia, equestrian recruit) without you!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you for eveything! {Son's) quote: 'Margo and I make a good team!'"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you very very much for the email--so helpful and informative and grounding. So appreciate you."

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"My interview went well!! The questions were very similar that we practiced, if not some of the same!  She was telling me about her experience at the end; it was very interesting!"

Student, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"THANK YOU for keeping him on track and helping him tremenously with Common App essays/resume (activity sheet). For the  upcoming ACT, let's plan on one essay meeting next week with homework and online feebck."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I am so proud that all three of my children ended up with their top choice colleges at Middlebury, Colby, and St. Lawrence.... thank you!"

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT and Green Mountain Valley School, Waitsfield, VT

"Thank you Margo... we are in good hands with you at the helm."

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"Thank you so much for the SAT essay help!!  I so appreciate your help and enthusiasm: it's contagious!!  I'm so happy you are in our lives!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"(INSTAGRAM SCREENSHOT)  He made it official last night!  Deposit is in !  Syracuse University class of 2021!!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"We are all excited about working with you! Great job on the overview."

Parent, Millburn Senior High School, Short Hills, NJ

"....wait for it....USC-- admitted!!  All in all, a great day, and a huge boost!  Congrats to you too!!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I'm sure my mom has let you know that I've commited to USC.  I wanted to thank you for all the work you did to help me through the admissions process. Thank you isn't enough for helping me get admitted to my first choice. I guess all the hours were worth it! Thanks again Margo!!!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

Student:  "After looking at all the options, I finally made my decision.  Next year I am going to attend George Washington!!  I'm super excited!  i just wanted to thank you for all your work, without you, GW would not have even been on my list.  My writing skills are much better, and I even got into the honors program thanks to your help!  I'd hate to see where I would have been!"

Student:  "Hey Margo! i just wanted to let you know that I was accepted to Boston University (undergraduate business) today! I'm very excited as I really like the school.  Thanks for all your help so far. Your idea to look there could not have turned out any better!"

Parent:  "Thanks again for the college advice as they were not on his intial radar.... we were talking at dinner last night on what a positive diferenece your care & involvement has made in this crazy process."

Student/Parent, Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale, PA

"Thank you for taking the time to listen and answer my questions today.  I really appreciate your insight and am excited about the process and for my son.  I'm looking forward to the next steps."

Parent, Vermont Commons School, South Burlington, VT

"Thank you for your wealth of knowledge and time Margo!  We greatly appreciate you!"

Parent and Student, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

She GOT INTO CORNELL!!  She received a video recording from the dean with the good news!!!  She will see what other choices come through for her, but it was so nice to receive this news now (ahead of the 4/1 notification date)!!"

Parent, St. Paul's School, Concord, NH

"Hey Margo, I loved the city! After going to admitted student day I fell in love.  The programs they offer are awesome! I met a couple of students that are already there and I hope to have some friends already if I choose to go there. I also really liked the teachers they had, as they all seemed to be very interesting and offer a multitude of approaches to reaching goals within the class. Thanks so much!"

Student, Vermont Commons School, South Burlington, VT

"Thank you for all the GREAT information.  I so appreciate your time and commitment to helping our family through the process."

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"Just wanted you to say Thank You for helping her today on the ACT essay. She just loves working with you and each time comes home hopeful and inspired. So appreciate all the support and guidance you are giving her."

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"Once again....... We could not have navigated this process without your expertise, advice, guidance, help and friendship!! You are the best!! xoxo"

Parent,  Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Just on the road back from our final prep school visit.  I wanted to let you know that the admissions officer read the application and essays.  She "loved the essays." She especially loved the topic and his consistent theme.  She said he seems understated and would  be "a perfect fit."  So, thanks!  The theme defintely came across!"

Parent,  Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I'd just like to thank you for all of your help getting into college.  Before junior year, I was worried about the SAT's, ACT's and applying to college.  But you helped me to manage my time to do eveything early and do a good job with all of it! It has made my senior year much more manageable. Many other seniors in school are really stressed because they haven't finished their essays or Common Apps. But I don't have to worry because of you.  I've already been accepted into ACPHS with their highest scholarship. Thanks you so much for all your help!"

Student,  South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT

"I just heard my decision from Washington and Lee, and I got in!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work and help.  Happy holidays and keep in touch."

Student,  Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

"FYI... It's been 3 months now since I called you in a panic to help our son with his college journey.  My wife and I could not be happier with the progress you guys have made! Anytime I talk with other parents on their children's college search I talk about how much you have helped him (& us)... Thanks You!"

Parent, Christopher Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale, PA

"With his first SAT, he said he never could have done the essay had he not met with you!  He felt he did well with the essay structure with lots of details.  We shall see how it went!!"

Parent,  Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you so much for your support & guidance with the college process.  You've made it easy & less stressful!  We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with you.  It's been an enjoyable & wonderful learning experience for both of my children. We wish you continued success with your students!"

Parent,  South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT

"On a broader level, more than just filling out applicaitons during this process, I think that my son has learned something more about writing and how to be creative in telling a story while indirectly speaking to a question and answering it.  His skills have certainly improved, and this is the greatest take away!  Great work on behalf of you both!!"

Parent,  Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I have to say that after last night, I really do believe in magic.  Never would I have expected the essay that you were able to extract from him.  I know he is a man of few words and a very linear thinker, so I am aware of the amount of effort it took to work that out of him.  And the bonus is that I love it!."

Parent,  Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I am drawn to your writing style on how the essays convey my brand.  My application is like a personal pitch similar to a business plan."

Student,  Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

WEEK 1: "Sounds like he is making progress...  his spirits are up and feels better about his chances of finding a great school!"

MONTH 1: "I just wanted you to know that your work with our son has made him much more confident in his story and brand. He made an outstanding key note speech last night. I could tell he used many of the ideas and suggestions you gave him, including a high degree of confidence, eye contact and a leadership presence that all the teachers and administrators mentioned.  Thanks for your continued investment in him!"

Parent, Christopher Dock Mennonite Academy, Lansdale, PA

"Kudos to you, Margo.  You were instrucmental in her success.  Thank you so much for helping her find her confidence-- and teaching her how to navigae the tests, and so much besidesl!"

Parent, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, NM

"Wow! I'm in my kitchen in tears from his essay but incredibly proud of him!  Sounds great!"

Parent, Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton, MA

"His essays sound great!  Thank you for helping him, he's making wonderful progress with his writing!"

Parent, South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT

"Thank you for your incredible guidance in my testing and essays. You helped me achieve my dream with Skidmore!  Thank you so much!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Remember, as you enter the fray again, you are the very best."

Parent, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

"I want you to know how much I appreciated all your support and guidance throughout my college application process.  You had a lot of faith in me and my ability to succeed.  I am thrilled to have been admitted to Cornell and cannot wait to attend.  Thank you for everything!"

Student, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

"Could not have done it (Georgetown) without YOU and I tell eveyone that! Xo!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I just decided last week that I'm going to Connecticut College.  Definitely happy to finally be done with the process.  Thank you so much for helping me through all the prep school applications and the multiple rounds of college apps!! Really happy with the outcome with Conn!"

Student, Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA

"Finally some good news!!   He found out today that he got into Hamilton, Colgate and Colby!  Such relief.... he has some choices that he is happy to have!"

Parent, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

"Another acceptance! I got into Williams today!!!!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you for all your help with both boys! Appears I can officially cross 'help with college decision making' off my parental To Do list."!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Hi Margo, Some good news for you: (1) I got into UVA!!! (2) I'm a Presidential Scholar candidate!  Very exciting overall!  I could not have done it without you!!"

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"I've submitted my final applications, so I am officially done with applying to colleges!  Thank you so much for all your edits and your help this entire time.  I really appreciate it!"

Student, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

"Margo, thank you to you for  your care, attention, and time.  You gave half your day for this deferral process because you care, and we appreciate it! We hope to gain a few additional choices for college. I hope you have great success with your clients this year."

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"Thank you Margo for all your support this fall! You really helped my daughter feel secure through the process. Happy New Year!  PS: We will be in touch about my sophomore next fall."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Today she heard that she was accepted to Ohio State!  She is so excited-- I was happy for her-- it's quite a competitive year! Thank you so much for all your help with my kids and their college process! I'm grateful for all the help."

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you so much for all your amazing tips about the new ACT essay, I would have been completely lost without them! I really do think you have "cracked" the new essay!"

Student, St. Paul's School, Concord, NH

"So happy to be accepted within 11 days of applying! It is a relief to know that I am actually going to college, and it's only November!"

Student, Vermont Commons School, South Burlington, VT

"From what I can tell by reading the new ACT essay results, he received scores of 10 and 9 on each of the sections. A 10 is the top 1% and the 9 is the top 5% in the country.  We are very pleased and owe you a huge thanks!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"He loves meeting with you on the SAT/ACT essay prep.  Honestly, he keeps saying how helpful it is and how much he has learned-- so thank you!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

"She was prepared and ready to hit send on Sunday (before the early deadline) and this was thanks entirely to you.  She is glad that she is working with you.  I also appreciate your support and your professionalism, Margo.  You have been a wonderful asset."

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"His writing score for the September new ACT essay had each component an 11 or 12 (out of 12 possible points)...  working with you made a noticeable difference! Thanks!"

Parent, South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT

"I sent in my early applications!  Thanks so much for your help.  I couldn't have done it without you. Thanks! "

Student, Champlain Valley Union High School,  Hinesburg, VT

"Thank you for recommending Lehigh to my daughter.  She LOVES the campus, classes, and has made great friends already.  Now I understand what you mean by finding the right 'fit' -- it really matters!"

Parent, South Burlington High School, South Burlington, VT

"Thank you for being there for our family on so many levels.  When I reflect back on your professional infuence for my 4 boys over these past 7 years, I can't help but smile and feel fortunate that our paths have crossed.  You have helped my boys position themselves for a variety of opportunities and helped them have the confidence to raise their bar!"

Parent, Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington, VT

"Great meeting today!!  You definitely gave us a plethora of information to mull over at the dinner table.  I am so happy that we chose to work with you.  I feel so much better knowing you are in our corner to help us over the next three years.  Three heads are better than one!!  Onward and upward!!"

Parent, Vermont Commons School, South Burlington, VT

"Thank you for being an integral part of one of the most stressful, yet rewarding journeys I've ever been on.  It was incredibly helpful to have someone who really knows what they are doing to guide us through the process, and with so much enthusiasm too!...... I couldn't be happier with the way things turned out.  I can't thank you enough for all your help and I'm proud to be one of your 'kids'!"

Student, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

"After more sending of transcripts, pulling together her portfolio, and driving them to Montreal, she heard Thursday morning that she had been accepted to Concordia and they gave her many credits to be her class year.  Well that was quite a process but we are finally over the hump.  Thank you for all your help!"

Parent, Transfer Student from Washington University, St. Louis, MO

"Good morning!  She was just accepted to Middlebury regular decision from 9,000 applicants. The letter said she had every reason to be proud because it was their most competitive year.  All thanks to your help!!"

Parent, Champlain Valley Union School, Hinesburg, VT

"Guess what I just received.... "Congratulations on admissions to The University of Virginia! Your application is impressive and shows the strength not only in your academic work, but also in your personal life....."  You were right that revising the essays was worth it!  I feel so blessed!"

Student, Green Bay High School, Green Bay, WI