I began working with David at the beginning of my junior year. He advised me on which classes to take as well as helped me plan my standardized testing schedule. Throughout my junior year, David also advised me to journal constantly so that I would have a strong start on writing my personal statement. David knows the college admissions process well, and his experience brought a unique approach to my application. With David’s help, after dozens of rounds of editing, I finished with two strong essays of which I could not be prouder. My personal statement conveyed who I was perfectly but, in my opinion, even better was the supplement in which David helped me boil down all the reasons I wanted attend my dream school to 650 words. I talked to David every week for months and we would discuss every detail of both essays, making sure every word had its own meaning and purpose. David is amicable and professional, and he expertly tailored his approach to the individual student. I felt like David got to know me and my personal interests before recommending one topic or another to write about. Because of David, I was calm and confident throughout the whole application process. David helped every part of my application shine with my strongest achievements and I have no doubt that my application stood out because of him. Thank you, David, for helping me get into my dream school!
David,I just wanted to thank you for playing a big part in the maturation of Langley and his ultimateacceptance to the University of Pennsylvania. We began by diving head first into the standardizedtesting, of which you correctly recommended that SAT over the ACT. As it turns out, with your tutelage,Langley took the SAT again in the fall of his senior year, receiving a 700 in math and a 680 in verbal. Hisscores on the ACT were not nearly as presentable.As much as anything, you helped organize Langley in a manner in which he could accomplish everythingon his plate. As such, he cut back on his extracurricular activities, and focused on his main philanthropicventure, which was an ebook on taking the SAT, and working with the high school libraries in our countyto create repositories of test prep material, both new and old, paperback and online. Langley enjoyed the back and forth format using email as an extension of the phone calls. Your constantencouragement and experience in the process was a driving factor in Langley staying on track. I thinkyour words and thoughts expressed to us were ostensibly straight forward, but were new to us andcarried a lot of weight in the application process. Your critique of the Penn Essay is an example, whereLangley reworked his essay to incorporate suggested points that ultimately turned out to be a winner.I just wanted to thank you again for the help throughout the entire process, and we look forward topicking your brain, if okay, on Penn as we go forward.Best of luck with your work.Jay Thomas