Testimonials

Utilizing Suzette Harrel’s services was one of the best decisions we made during our son’s college application process. Suzette guided our son in his essays, asked the right questions to encourage higher quality writing, without writing the essay for him. She kept us informed, yet worked directly with our son, which worked incredibly well for the three of us. Having her to help keep him on track and gently remind him when a deadline was looming made the process much more enjoyable for our family—it eliminated the nagging and made the process much less stressful for our family.  Suzette was professional, warm, encouraging, and flexible, and our son appreciated her assistance as well. I would highly recommend Suzette to anyone who wants a supportive advocate and advisor through the essay-writing process.—Parent, Houston TX

Writing THE college essay was one of the most stressful tasks on my daughter’s “to do” list. Suzette streamlined the creative process into well-defined tasks that allowed my daughter to focus on one step of the writing process at a time, which took away a lot of the anxiety. Suzette knows how to ask the right questions, and she helped my daughter hone in on the elements of her personality and skill set that made her unique and desirable as a prospective student. My daughter was accepted early decision to Barnard College.—Val, Long Island

Timely, pointed feedback – Suzette streamlines the process helping students move an essay from first draft to final in an efficient, methodical manner. Suzette is flexible and easy to collaborate with.  With her expert guidance, my students were able to produce top quality, authentic and grammatically correct college essays.—Independent Educational Consultant

Suzette was instrumental in helping my daughter write a meaningful essay that revealed her self-defining qualities, true character, and individuality. Suzette made the entire process less stressful and very manageable. My daughter knew exactly what she needed to work on between sessions and could easily reach out to Suzette if needed.  Suzette is a highly skilled writer who cares about the success of the students she works with. I cannot recommend her highly enough. —Andrea, Massachusetts

Suzette’s help was critical when my daughter was writing her college essays! She met with my daughter multiple times, kept her on schedule with her writing, and helped her craft a fantastic personal essay that was individualized, reflective, emotive, covered all the important points that didn’t show up elsewhere in the applications, and really retained my daughter’s voice. The story she told was not an unusual one, but Suzette suggested a very interesting way to write it so that it felt unique.  My daughter was super happy and comfortable with the experience, and we also used Suzette for assistance with supplemental essays. My daughter was accepted early decision to Penn.—Kyra, Manhattan

Suzette helped me develop my Personal Statement and supplemental essays from basic topics to engaging stories that got my personality across both in style and content. She was very flexible with my schedule and encouraged me through some periods of procrastination. Depending on the status of the drafts, we would either video chat or exchange emails to move the essays forward. Though we went through numerous drafts at times, it was all worth it to get into my dream school ED.—Rob, NJ

The college application process is overwhelming—researching colleges, completing applications, meeting deadlines. Suzette’s essay service alleviated our stress level by allowing us to leave the entire essay writing process to our daughter with Suzette’s guidance. Suzette was accessible and quick to respond via e-mail. There was no nagging on our end and no emotions involved, which can be an issue when working with your own child. Our daughter has many good options, and we know that Suzette’s assistance has played a part in that. We would strongly recommend utilizing Suzette’s services and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.—Andra and Tad, Houston, TX

I applied to nine schools and wrote ten essays, and I would not have been as motivated or productive without Suzette’s mentoring. She always returned my essays promptly with suggestions and comments galore. Most importantly, I valued Suzette’s ability to both tweak the structure of an essay and provide food for thought without rewriting it or modifying my voice. Having a mentor that cared for me and my progress as a student made all the difference.—Isabelle, TX

Suzette’s careful review of my daughter’s college essays and resume polished not only her grammar, but also helped bring forth the authentic expression of her story. Suzette never told my daughter what to write, but helped her convey her thoughts and accomplishments in the most effective way possible.—Linda,  Long Island, NY

Suzette did a great job helping our son focus his story and tell it in a way that was uniquely his own. The result was a strong, powerful “Personal Statement” and an Early Decision acceptance to his top choice school.—Parent, NJ

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