Testimonials

Parents' Testimonials

I love how well you interacted with my son. He really enjoyed working with you. His college list became much more defined with you. You were extremely helpful in identifying the colleges he was interested in. I would highly recommend you to anyone.

— Julie P.

“Sylvia has a great way of getting high school students to open up about themselves and what they want which translates well into their choices of college and also how they write their college application essays. I would 100 percent recommend Sylvia to any family that wants to maintain peace of mind for themselves and harmony in their household during this inherently stressful process.”

– Ken S.

“I highly recommend Sylvia’s services. Her communications were direct and impactful, saving us valuable time and helping our son focus as needed to get applications completed early. Our family is thrilled! Thank you, Sylvia, for sharing your insight and resources!”

— Donna M.

“I cannot recommend Sylvia highly enough. The entire college admissions process is crazy, and Sylvia was a calm and knowledgeable guide throughout the whole process. She was great talking about value and the range of financial aid that might be available for my son at various schools. Finally, she’s been an absolute Godsend in the essay writing, reviewing numerous drafts. Having her has allowed me to play the “supportive parent” role instead of having to take on the “taskmaster/nagging parent” role.”

— Sei L.

“Sylvia was a consummate professional and successful in helping our son find the right college for him. I did not realize how complex the process of applying for and getting into college is at this point in history but she is an expert at what she does best. She deserves an A+++”

– Joel W.

“Sylvia was so helpful to our son’s entire college application process. We were hands off, and our son owned the process knowing that he was in great hands. Thank you Sylvia for helping our kid get to where he needed to be.”

— Ting B. 

“The way she presents information to her students is so helpful in getting them to think outside the box without making them feel pressured. She is a pleasure to work with. Her experience is invaluable to the college application process.” 

— Jaqueline G.

“Anyone who encounters Sylvia is instantly drawn to her positive energy! She exudes empathy, curiosity, and intelligence. She is both organized and flexible.”

— Erlene O.

Students' Testimonials

“I really enjoyed everything about working with you; you helped me put all that into my essays to present myself as best as possible. Thank you for all the help!!!” — Andrew (UCLA)
“Sylvia goes above and beyond in researching and sharing helpful information regarding all things college admissions and education. ” — Kelli (Northwestern University)
“Sylvia has been very helpful in the college application process. She helped me draft and revise my essays for several schools and answered any questions I had.” — Andrew (UCSB)
“I had a very positive experience working with Sylvia through my college application process. She helped me organize my writing tasks, edited my papers in a timely manner, and eased my stress with her positive attitude.” — Geoff (University of Oregon)
“Working with Sylvia has been nothing short of amazing. She works hard to help my writing be as authentic as possible. She is constantly providing me with outside information and examples to help guide me.” – Laysha (UCLA)
“Not only does Sylvia teach you the basics about the higher education process, but she provides such caring attention and amazing insight that my applications wouldn’t have been the same without her input. She’s a great person to have on your side during that important transition into college, and I couldn’t recommend her enough!” – Alisson (San Diego State University)
“Working with Sylvia was amazing. She made the stressful process of applying to colleges manageable and easy. She was well-prepared and knowledgeable. It was wonderful to have Sylvia to guide me!” — Sejal (UC Riverside)

“Sylvia was super friendly! She guided me step-by-step, whether it was by narrowing down my college options, helping me select my major, or giving me feedback on my college essays”

— Lois (US Naval Academy)

“Sylvia has encouraged and helped me with my path, encouraging and pushing me forward, meeting deadlines, and putting finishing touches to my applications. At first, I was nervous meeting with her, but she is extremely understanding and makes meetings informative, worthwhile, and fun at the same time. I recommend any junior/senior, and parents of them, to meet with Sylvia earlier rather than later – she helped me out a lot.” — Nick (San Diego State)
“Sylvia has encouraged and helped me with my path, encouraging and pushing me forward, meeting deadlines, and putting finishing touches to my applications. At first, I was nervous meeting with her, but she is extremely understanding and makes meetings informative, worthwhile, and fun at the same time. I recommend any junior/senior, and parents of them, to meet with Sylvia earlier rather than later – she helped me out a lot.” — Isaac (SRJC)

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