We all know that parents mean well, but well, sometimes they just get in the way. Asked whether parents can hurt their children’s chances of admission at the recent Unigo/Wall Street Journal On Campus program entitled, “Inside the Admissions Office”, Seth Allen of Grinnell quipped Continue Reading...
“It was just what we needed and expected. We wanted you to keep our son on task, which you did. In addition, your essay editing was good. The essays truly reflected him. You pulled his own thoughts out of him, I could tell they were his thoughts, not yours. Your report after you and he met was great. It let me know what you accomplished in your meeting and what tasks and by whom were required for the coming week. We were not making any headway in keeping him on task and it was very frustrating to us that he seemed so disorganized, so your help alleviated the frustration and possible (probable!) arguments. I am very likely to recommend you because you filled our immediate need. When I called you, I was in a near-panic mode and you were able to work with our son right away and I felt totally comfortable with you and knew you to be competent.”
— Mom of a 2008 graduate