In my work helping students with their college applications and essays, I have received a great deal of positive feedback. Here is a small sampling.
“Devon worked with my daughter on her personal statement, helping her distill her voice, her story, and her dreams into one essay - a tall order! More importantly, she instilled in my daughter a sense of freedom, empowerment, creativity, and mastery in personal essay writing that took her through to every last supplement in the application process. She managed to enjoy all those the short answers and used Devon’s tools to brainstorm, edit, edit, and refine until each essay represented and reflected exactly who she is. While the essays may help get her into college, the skills and empowerment will help her be successful IN college. Can’t heap enough praise on Devon for teaching our daughter the writing process in action!”
”I turned to Devon when the essay-writing process became stressful for my daughter. Devon sat patiently with her while she wrestled with several topics. None seemed quite right and it was a challenge to wade through the process as the deadline loomed. Devon had faith that my daughter would hone in on what was authentic and true to herself — which is what colleges want to know. She wrote a wonderful essay, and importantly, learned a lot about herself and gained confidence. A bonus was that my daughter was accepted by nearly all of the schools to which she applied, including her first choice.”
“Cannot thank you enough for all of your help. We had an amazing experience with you and I believe that you really nurtured and enhanced a love of writing in our daughter. She was inspired, engaged and lit-up when she was working with you. I think she is a better writer and enjoys the act of writing more because of her time with you. Thanks for everything you guys did together.”
"During a period of the college application process in which students are being bombarded with advice on how to appeal to admissions officers, Devon helped our daughter find a story that first and foremost rang true to her. Devon was patient, kind, encouraging, and thoroughly dedicated to helping our daughter find her voice." ~Hugh G.
Devon was able to help my son express himself more freely in his college essay. She helped him realize that he IS a good writer. When I read his essay it truly brought a tear to my eye.
Thank you Devon for working with my son. You have given him the extra confidence he needs to be a successful writer at Wesleyan this Fall! ~Donna E