I began working with Dr. M relatively late, during September of my senior year. I had reservations about working with a college admissions counselor, because I had heard horror stories about students whose counselors had snuffed out their individuality. Working with Dr. M and Garth was nothing like that. From the first meeting, through the craziness of making EA deadlines, to the final stretch of winter 2013, Dr. M and Garth focused on bringing out my own individual strengths and experiences, finding the key stories that highlighted what I...read more
I don’t think I can say enough great things about Dr. M. and the tremendous, personalized assistance she provided for my daughter.
While looking for help with our daughter’s college applications, we were very fortunate to have a friend recommend Dr. M. Upon reviewing Dr. M.’s website and meeting with her, it was apparent she possessed a wealth of college admissions consulting experience. We started with Dr. M. for summer planning. Dr. M. researched and recommended several summer programs based on my daughter’s interests and possible college majors. Not only did my daughter gain good experience through summer programs, she also wrote a good essay about her...read more
Working with Dr. Morgenstern was the most important decision I made once I set to work on my MFA applications. I came to Amy with high expectations, and she topped them all! Our Skype sessions between San Francisco and Tel Aviv were an intellectual challenge for me, but also great fun, thanks to her enthusiasm and lively attitude. We started the process by closely analyzing my portfolio, interrogating my work, and exploring areas of development. Writing assignments and discussion sessions followed, through which I gained a better...read more
They carefully listen to your story and discover something special about you that you probably are not aware of.
Working with Amy and Garth is the best decision I have ever made in my high school! And they are absolutely the most responsible and professional editors. Every session I had with Amy and Garth was productive and self-enriching––more like an inspiring discussion that makes you reflect on your experiences than simply a writing class. They carefully listen to your story and discover something special about you that you probably are not aware of. After I received my waitlist decision, they put every effort in helping with my essay, even though...read more
She encouraged me to explore the depths of my ideas and experiences, which resulted in original, fresh essays.
Dr. M is a pseudonym for Miracle Worker. She not only genuinely cares about her clients but also does her absolute best to ensure that they succeed. Not having the best grades or the top SAT scores, I was a bit dubious about getting outside help for my college essays and supplements. But my older sister, who had received help from Amy for her college applications, assured me that Amy is top notch and would be a great advantage. Sure enough, Dr. M didn’t let me down. She encouraged me to explore the depths of my ideas and experiences, which...read more
The two years I spent with Dr. M have enriched, matured, and shaped me as a person and student. Working through Skype or Google Hangouts (I live on the East Coast), Dr. M successfully counseled me through my school work, SATs, applications for summer programs, extracurricular activities, and finally, the dreaded college application process. Her upbeat personality and perfectionist work-ethic effectively pushed me to improve myself and become a more attractive college applicant. Before I began counseling with Dr. M, my grades in school were...read more
Dr. M and Tutorpedia’s Seth Linden discuss conquering standardized exams and crafting powerful admissions profiles. If you’d like to find out more about the SAT and ACT, start at the beginning. Dr. M’s lecture on college admissions starts at 57:03 in the timeline. In this lecture, she discusses the perfect versus the powerful student, reviews an exemplary Common Application personal statement from her storehouse of past essays, and shares some tips on finding the right schools for you. The Jumpstart Lecture marks Blue...read more
To all who are browsing this website: working with Dr. M will be a decision you will never regret. Dr. M is the best editor and advisor I’ve ever worked with! With regard to college counseling, she took the time to thoroughly brainstorm ideas with me, even if I felt like I had no more ideas left. She provided unique perspectives and asked detailed questions to fully understand me as a person, which was really helpful for writing college applications. Despite the rigorous work ethic that was required of me while working with Dr. M, it was all...read more
Working with Dr. Amy Morgenstern on college planning and admissions was the best decision we made for our daughter last year. Under the guidance of Dr. M, our daughter grew more focused and more confident. She was also accepted to every program she applied to: the highly competitive SSEP at Smith College, the Columbia University Science Honors Program, and her application for early decision to Swarthmore College! Dr. M knew how to communicate with my daughter and gave professional suggestions accordingly. We were almost “hands free” during...read more
My daughter and I had the good fortune of working with Dr. Amy Morgenstern over the last year. After an arduous vetting process, we chose Dr. M, who was clearly the most qualified among the admissions consultants we interviewed. What a fantastic choice we made! Let me start with the end in mind and work backward. Bottom line: my daughter, who does not hail from a top-tier college (although she did have good grades, which alone are not sufficient in these competitive times), landed a coveted research position at an Ivy League laboratory,...read more