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4 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - got into all

This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

Poonam did excellent job reviewing the essays and provided goood recommendation to cut the uneccessary words. She also suggested good flow for our story. She completes the work pretty quickly. So if you are using her for eassy review and editing she is great.

But one draw back is that she didn't suggest any advice/strategy that is school specific. I don't believe she was part of any schools admissions committee.
I would recommend her essay review service, but try her service with one essay review to understand her style and then decide if you are willing to go for school packages.

It is always better to test the waters before taking a deep plunge right.

All the very best with your application!

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1 Commented by myEssayReview on September 14, 2012
Hello Mohan,

Congratulations on getting accepted into Chicago Booth with a 690 GMAT score. It must be a rewarding experience to study at a school that out rightly rejected your application and dismissed your candidacy last year because you worked on your application by yourself. Since Chicago was your dream school, you had no desire to look into any other school and hence the topic of other schools never came into our discussions.

Overall, I am so glad that my two weeks of guidance and assistance on your Booth essays helped you realize your much cherished dream.

Thank you for recommending me to others.

Best wishes,

Poonam
3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
     By mbaonly 12 12
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - got into all

This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

Poonam worked on my essays from the scratch and and I am extremely happy with her professionalism. Her personalized service and hospitality are really appreciated. I approached her only 6 days before the application deadline and she not only accepted my request but remained calm, patient and encouraging through out the process. I had not done any home work with the application process but she gave me a "peace of mind" from day one. She is reasonably priced, easy to work with and makes every effort to help you identify your abilities and potential.

Thanks for putting up with me and making this experience a good one. It certainly was a pleasure to have someone respond so quickly.

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     By parusrinivasan 0 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

My husband a Kellogg grad had previously used Poonam's essay review service with success and on his recommendation I decided to also work with Poonam on my essays.

Poonam is extremely organized, professional and knows what this is about. I'm a new mom and Poonam was quite accommodating to my schedule and my limitations. At the same time, she was forceful enough and pushed me to complete the essays within certain deadlines. The best thing about Poonam's service is that she does not "make up" stuff for you. She is highly ethical and helps you write "your" story beautifully, but it is still "yours".

The process was also highly efficient: Poonam sets up an initial call to understand your background and professional history, and then worked via e-mails on the essay drafts. I liked that Poonam made an effort to get to know my background, rather than slot me into a particular profile.

Poonam makes this quite clear, but just wanted to say that this is the right service for you, if you are willing to put in the work. Poonam will not generate the content for you, which is what I liked about her.

Poonam was highly supportive and offered some great insight even though I didn't sign up for the admissions package. I got into both schools I applied to- Kellogg and Berkeley Haas. Thank you Poonam for all your hard work, support and encouragement and sorry about driving you a little mad with my tardiness in keeping to a schedule.

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Great service!
April 25 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By matthewreith1 0 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I am a military veteran and I was looking to apply to R2 UNC and Stern. I was interested in myEssayReview because it was cost effective, and it outlined an adherence to a strict schedule. I requested for free consultation call to clarify some doubts .The meeting went great, and soon after I signed up for 5 essays, and we started working. I was hesitant at first, but as we progressed I noticed a remarkable improvement from the 1st draft to the finished product. Poonam’s counseling helped me choose the right content/stories for the essays that showcased my candidacy in the best manner. I thought these were very well thought out. I like the negative and positive feedback. Often times people will just tell you what you want to hear, but this is a situation where you need honest feedback and criticism. Prior to writing Poonam sent along documents that outlined what should go in each paragraph. I found this to be very helpful since I do not write for a living. I also liked how she assisted in transitioning each paragraph to relate to one another to make a strong story with great flow. Also, she was perfect in editing my essays to achieve the allowed word count. I never had to wait for her feedback or response to my emails as she was always prompt with her responses and always reverted to me within 24 -48 hours, sometimes sooner...

Thank you for all the work!  I love all of the essays that we have worked on.  I interviewed with UNC and was accepted to NYU MSRED program. 

Overall, I had great experience of working with Poonam and I am leaving this feedback to potential customers. I also referred some of my co-workers to her once they started the application process.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By themadscientist 0 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I knew that I needed someone with experience and skill to guide me through the SOP as it has been emphasized numerous times that exam scores wouldn't matter much if I couldn't convince the admissions team that I was worth giving a chance to. I was shifting from the Engineering stream to Economics and Finance and I needed an iron clad story. And myEssayReview comes with excellent commendations about the same.

Poonam scheduled a free consultation meeting that helped clarify the major doubts I had about the sop and CV and I was able to discuss my unique case and the aspects of my education that could be highlighted in the essay to make it convincing. After the meeting, I felt confident about signing up. The one hour session after the first review of SOP was insightful.I know that I would not have included a number of key points in my SOP if I wasn't encouraged to do so. Poonam helped me strategically highlight certain aspects of my personality to make me sound intellectual and focused on my career. I wanted to highlight my interest in teaching and pursuing an academic career as the main reasons of my eligibility to the program. Poonam helped me frame them accordingly.After four iterations, my SOP sounded crisp and succinct and did not have the redundancy it would have had if I was left to my own devices. The PhD in English shows.

My biggest worry with the recommendation letters was that the admissions team would know that I was involved in the writing process. Poonam’s idea of delegation proved to be rather clever and the ultimate solution to my problem. This way, they echoed my SOP but sounded different. I did have more doubts than the average candidate, but Poonam helped me work around them. Her replies were very prompt; I received her edits and response to my email 24 hours on the dot. As punctual as her website says.

Applying to grad schools can be a terrifying experience. I am very glad to have had an expert help me with the SOP, CV and LORs. That gave me enough confidence to wade through the rest of the process with significantly less worry. I was accepted by all the schools I applied to ,and I am thrilled to begin my graduate studies at the University of Warwick this Fall.Thank you, Poonam. You've been amazing. You managed to assemble my whirling dervish of ideas into an essay that sounded compelling.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
     By rbrown599 6 10
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I felt pretty confident in my overall ability as an MBA applicant, so I was not necessarily looking for a complete MBA consultant package. Instead, I searched mainly for a consultant that would help me ‘tell my story’ through my essays. Telling a story can be difficult, and it becomes incredibly more challenging when you only have 300 words to do so. After researching many other MBA consulting groups and their “a la carte” services, I decided to sign up for the free evaluation session with myEssayReview. Based on the research I had done, the evaluation session, and the reviews on GMAT Club, I knew that myEssayReview would be the resource I would need to succinctly tell my stories in as much detail as possible.

The 1-hour initial meeting that we had after Poonam did the first review of my resume and essays was VERY helpful. The questions that were asked about each essay helped me come up with a plan on how to tackle the first rewrite of each piece. When it would come time to work on the next essay, I would simply pull out the notes I had taken from our initial review and use them as guidelines to rebuild the essay. The initial review gave me the toolset and understanding I needed so that I never felt unprepared when I was doing my personal edits.

From Poonam’s feedback, I could understand how a reader (knowing nothing of the story I was trying to tell) would interpret the details and what questions they would ask. Those questions helped me eliminate unnecessary explanations while bolstering the areas in my story that not only drew the most attention, but also helped most to support the final conclusion. The guidelines she provided for the structure of my essays were very logical and, once followed, made my stories flow so much more clearly. I felt that my initial essays told a story adequately, but were difficult to follow and left readers asking a lot of questions. By reading through each detail carefully and showing me how it all pieced together, she was able to design a framework for each story that flowed naturally and was simply easier to read and understand.

Moreover, Poonam’s ability to trim my word count was very effective. In fact, I was very impressed at times when I would receive an edited draft back from her and see she had cut large groupings of words with no negative impact to the story! It’s amazing to me to see how many unnecessary words I would write simply because I thought that they were required, when in fact the entire idea could be replaced with 3-4 words and retain the overall impact of the detail.

I was very happy with Poonam’s stylistic design and word choice. I felt that the improvements she suggested made the story flow much more clearly, while showing the necessary writing finesse. Once completed, my essays demonstrated a solid mastery of intellectual writing that is necessary at the MBA education level. Also, turn-around was fantastic! I could always count on her timeliness, and I never felt rushed or worried that we wouldn’t have time to complete all of my essays. In fact, Poonam even notified me of her personal vacation scheduled close to Emory’s deadline and worked diligently to help me finish my application two weeks early! To the highest degree, she always gave me excellent feedback and helped me submit the absolute best work I could have submitted, which is exactly what I was looking for in our partnership.

Poonam was a pleasure to work with, and I loved discussing my stories with her! I didn’t feel like she was simply there to help me do my work and then move on. Rather, she took an interest in my stories and asked genuine questions about me and my life, which, in turn, helped me write even better and in more detail. I would GLADLY recommend Poonam to friends and colleagues, as well as anyone who is looking for the perfect resource to help them get the most out of their MBA essays. In fact, I’ve already passed on her contact information to someone I met at a networking event.

Poonam helped me turn my ideas into wonderful short stories that obviously appealed to the Ad Com immensely. I am admitted to Emory for both the 1-year and 2-year programs with generous merit-based scholarship: $45,000 if I choose the 1-year program and $60,000 if I choose the 2-year program. My main choice is the 1-year program as my background and post-MBA goals fit well into that program's rigor and accelerated curriculum, and I believe getting back into the workforce quicker is most ideal.

Poonam was an incredible resource, and I am so thankful for her personal hard work and dedication to my MBA dreams.

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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 0 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I had gone through some of the sample essays on MER website which appealed to me, and hence I decided to seek her help. I shared my first drafts of essays with her; she reviewed them and scheduled a meeting for discussion. That one hour session was excellent, and I gained useful tips from the interaction. Throughout the process, her guidelines and suggestions were very appropriate and relevant that helped me reedit the essays in a more presentable way. The modifications made by her corrected my errors in the framing of the sentences and other minor grammatical errors. Reducing the essays to the allowed word limit was an area where her help was incredible since you she was able to contain the essay within the limit without changing or omitting the contents of my essay. The turn-around time was excellent and helped me keep up the time frame for submitting my applications since I did not have enough time before the deadline.
I received an admit offer from EDHEC for their MBA program. Thank you, Poonam for all the help rendered by you.

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     By mitya 0 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I signed up for myEssayReview services for my INSEAD application last year after reading good feedback from her students at gmatclub.com the GMAT Club. Also, I found her fee reasonable. The initial one hour session by Poonam was very productive and it helped me organize my thoughts. Poonam helped me to choose right stories to tell as this choice sometimes played really curtail role in showing my candidacy in the best manner. In several essays I used recommendation made by Poonam. The structure of my essays was my weak spot, and I am really glad that Poonam took care of it. She helped me to rearrange different pieces of my essays making them more readable. Several important times Poonam helped me to choose right words making my essays look better. Punctuation and grammar were perfect after we ended our editing process. Timing was perfect and sometimes edits were made so quickly that I wasn’t ready to digest so quick turnaround. Throughout the process she satisfactorily addresses all of your queries/concerns.


Last year I was admitted to the INSEAD MBA programme, but unfortunately I had to withdraw my application because of personal circumstances. This year I took a decision to reapply for the INSEAD MBA programme as I continue to look forward becoming a part of INSEAD MBA programme. Now I need to write reapplication essay, and I want to continue to work with her.

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     By Anonymous 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I was looking for a consultant to help me organize my thought process and provide me a constructive feedback on my ‘story’ to make my essays the strongest part of the application.

I was impressed with Great reviews of myEssayReview services by GMAT club members, so I signed up for my application for MiF program of the LBS.

After Poonam reviewed first drafts of my essays, she claimed that my story already sounded impressive. But she suggested several very important spins and additions to the existing content, allowing for more clear vision of my long-term goals.

Poonam effectively helped me to highlight key points of the story and colorfully illustrate my strongest areas. My essays’ structure significantly improved following Poonam’s recommendations and reviews. Poonam trimmed them down the word count by c. 20% beyond my expectations without compromising on key statements.

The turnaround was extremely effective – average turn-around time was even lower than 24 hour as stipulated on the website.

I have got an offer from LBS, my dream school, and I will be joining the program in August! Thank you so much for your help; it was truly amazing.

I would recommend Poonam’s services to anyone who is targeting to make the most out of the essay part of the application. Amazing experience worth its money.

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Thank you so much Poonam!!
April 17 | 2015
     By Anonymous 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - got into all

This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I wanted to make sure that I have a good essay with logical structure , story , and correct grammar. The online reviews of myEssayReview were appealing which made me choose myEssayReview services over others.

First, Poonam’s suggestions helped me to think about content, which I would have otherwise ignored to include in the essay. Second, her guidelines were helpful because I could customize my story in a proper format. She suggested proper framework and structure to build the essay. She always indicated if the structure didn’t appear logical or if the events were not listed in chronological order. Initially, I had signed up for one essay only but I felt so confident while working on first essay that I signed up for the second essay as well. When Poonam reviewed my resume, she found that there were many areas of concern that needed to be addressed. Poonam highly recommended that I write an optional essay to explain all these events in my personal and professional life.All her guidelines/ suggestions made the content of my essays strong.


After getting all details of the story down, Poonam effectively trimmed down the essays to the allowed word-limit. She used the right words to prune the essay to the word limit. Her turnarounds were always timely as indicated on her website (24-48 hours). Throughout the process, she satisfactorily addressed my queries/concerns.

It was a pleasure working with you, Poonam. Thank you so much for your help.

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