Melissa assisted my son with the college process and my husband and I are so thankful. At first, I thought that we could help him but even choosing the schools to apply to quickly became overwhelming. Melissa was super organized and guided my son through the college process in a professional yet approachable manner. My son felt confident in his college applications and we are keeping our fingers crossed as we wait for acceptances. Having Melissa’s guidance took a lot of stress out of the process and was money well spent.
— GEMS World Academy Dubai: Parent
I didn’t know really know much about the colleges in the US. There were so many that I didn’t know where to begin. I only knew that because I had family in California, I wanted to be close to them. Melissa really asked me important questions about my career plans and possible majors. She took time to get to know me and I felt that I could connect with her. Because I didn’t really have a clue yet about a major, she suggested a strong liberal arts school. I liked how she made a small list of 5-6 colleges in California including a back up and stretch school. After lots of time talking about the vibe of each school as well as requirements, location, clubs etc, I decided to apply to four colleges using the common app. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to attend Loyola Marymount University and feel like it will be an excellent fit. I highly recommend Melissa’s services. She made the stressful college process much easier and actually sort of fun.
— American International School Kuwait: Student
In addition to helping me raise my SAT scores, Melissa helped me review and revise four essays for college admissions. After reading each essay, she would ask probing questions like, “how did this experience change you?” or “how did you feel in this moment?” By forcing me to reflect and analyze, my essays really improved, and I was accepted to both UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz!
— Al Tarbia Al Islamia High School Saudi Arabia: Student
I needed help with the essay questions for my dental school graduate school applications in the United States. Melissa’s writing expertise was very valuable. She also worked with me on my interview skills and gave lots of good suggestions on how to express myself more clearly. I entered my interviews with new confidence and it made all the difference.
— Kuwait University