Multipe School Package Reviews
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December 23 | 2012
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
     By techyrajeev 25 16
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Some, but not all

Consultant: Poonam Tandon

Poonam has provided extensive reviews on my essays, recommendations and resume. When I compared final version with the first draft of my essay, I was really surprised to see the sheer change in the story building. I liked her approach of review and suggestions. When I finished first college essays, looking at the quality of the final versions, I extended my contract for other 3 colleges as well. I have already got interview call from one of the B schools and waiting for others, but this is all Poonam's effort that made me realized to think through about my past experiences and cultural backgrounds and to work hard to meet the deadlines of schools. Many a times, I was late in sending drafts to her for review but she was always on time to provide feedback and reminded me about the deadlines. I would strongly recommend her application services to other applicants.

Thanks Poonam for all your support in my applications!

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     By vijaykumarp559 8 9
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I am very thankful to Poonam as I got admitted to my dream school. I had a wonderful journey with her throughout my application process.
After I was done with my GMAT, I spent at least 100 hours reading the reviews of various admission consultant services. I finally decided to sign up for a multiple schools package with Poonam because she is an AIGAC certified consultant whereas most of the other consultants are not. Pricing is also very reasonable compared to the other consultant firms. Most importantly, her success rate is on the higher side.
Initially, we both had telephonic and skype calls to brainstorm stories for essays (goals, accomplishments , background, mistakes, setback culture shock etc.) so that we would be ready for the right content when the schools would release essay questions. She sent me a framework/outline for every single essay we worked on that helped me put together my first drafts. With each edit she sent me, the essays kept getting better and better, and I was able to submit my best essays for every school. The essays always carried the right content to the essay prompts. Her guidelines and suggestions not only helped me choose the right content but also helped me find my own voice. I was glad that she never compromised on the content to get the allowed word-limit. The sentence structure was excellent and apt to the content. She always provided better words to showcase the content of my essays. Her editing was so perfect that she never even missed a punctuation mark: comma, semicolon, and colon etc. She perfectly followed the turn-around time ( 24-48 hours) and followed the best practice by informing me about her schedule in advance .
Poonam’s kindness and her dedication to work are exemplary. For one of my schools, I was just about to submit the application when I found out that it needed one extra essay about which I didn’t know earlier. It was a shocker for me because I had only 2 days left before the deadline. At that time, Poonam was about to board a flight to go on a one week vacation as per the schedule she had already informed me weeks in advance. Even during that crunch situation, she had sent me the edited essay from the airport because of which I was able to submit the application on time. This speaks a ton about her dedication towards her work and her concern for her students.
I am very thankful to Poonam as I got admitted to my dream school. I had a wonderful journey with her throughout my application process. Apart from essay writing, I have learned many things from her such as punctuality, following the schedule, loving own work etc. I will implement these qualities in my daily life and strive to become a better person.
I recommend Poonam to everyone who is very much willingly to have a bright future and an MBA admission.

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     By Sam700 0 0
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I first came to know about myEssayReview in a forum of GMAT Club . I went through the testimonials of many people, who were greatly benefited by the services that they received. The success rate was really high and looking at the success stories of people who made it to their dream schools with the help of these services, offered by Poonam ma’am, I found hope. Also, when I went through the profile of Poonam ma’am, I was really impressed and was confident that, I’ll surely be in good hands if I take the help of someone who is so experienced and great at her job, like Poonam ma’am.

I first requested for free consultation meeting. The half hour discussion gave me knowledge about things I didn’t know till then. Poonam ma’am reviewed my resume, provided her honest assessment of my profile and encouraged me to pursue my dream of getting an admission in my dream school. The free consultation was an enriching experience for me.

We started working and Poonam ma’am scheduled a skype call to discuss the essays and résumé. Even though the initial scheduling of skype call didn’t work in my favor due to power cuts at my place, Poonam ma’am was patient with me and re-scheduled the meeting twice. She clarified all my doubts very patiently. Also, this was the time I put my trust completely in Poonam ma’am. I would rate this session as a 5/5 as it really provided me valuable insights.

I had trouble with choosing the right content, as I didn’t have much exposure in writing essays that have an impact. I was scared in the beginning. But Poonam ma’am, very kindly, advised me, encouraged me and boosted my confidence. The sample essays were a great help initially, as they helped me to write the essay in a proper and valid framework. I was not up to the mark in telling my story, Poonam ma’am’s suggestions helped me dig deeper and brainstorm ideas to present an improved draft next time. Poonam ma’am’s edits after every draft transformed my essays into something that spoke for themselves. Whenever I had difficulty in dividing the content into paragraphs, she offered very helpful suggestions and made my essays more effective.

Also, following the word limits was the most difficult part for me. The content which I wrote was always out of the word limit. Poonam ma’am, patiently went through all the details, and then identified the key points that could stay in the essay. The other details were paraphrased very wisely by her, so that all the important details were present in the essay by the end of the editing process.

After the final editing was done, I was really impressed and amazed at the final version of my essay. It was greatly polished with rich vocabulary and proper grammatical sentences. Poonam ma’am did a great job in making the essays more effective and impactful with the right words at the right places, also making sure that the essays were within the word limit. Poonam ma’am never took more than two days for getting back with the edited version and valuable suggestions. The editing process was quick and efficient.

The overall experience with Poonam ma’am was really enlightening and positive. All through the process, I felt that I was in great hands. The help I received is priceless. Throughout the process, Poonam ma’am has been a wonderful coach and a mentor who went above and beyond to ensure my success at my dream school.

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     By rhari911 4 6
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

myEssayReview was suggested to me by Rajat Sadana of e-Gmat. I wanted to work with someone who understands an Indian applicant especially because my profile is quite different from other Indians’ profiles. Hence myEssayReview became an easier choice.

In the free consultation, Poonam suggested that I should discuss my passion for making the school education more reasoning- based from the current marks -oriented. She also suggested that I should write about ‘Raising a Mathematician’ that I had co-founded to develop research attitude in Math among school students. The half hour call strengthened my conviction to share my teaching experience and my passion for education. I signed up for one school package, and we started working.

In the initial essay draft, I was more concerned about number of words but realized from your comments and suggestions that I had not articulated my story because I was restricting myself due to word count. So in the next draft, I didn’t worry about the number of words. I was surprised to see that she downsized the essay from 890 words to 750 words without compromising on any key details of my story. There was a huge difference between the first draft and the final essay. Final essay has better clarity and brevity. She helped me build a strong resume that showcased my professional accomplishments, voluntary work, and other skills and interests effectively and succinctly. Her guidelines on the LORs were also spot on. Her turnarounds were less than 24 most of the times. In some cases, she reverted to me in a couple of hours. It was quickest near the deadline. I think the turnaround time was amazing considering the different time zone in which I was located.

Poonam is very professional and knows her work extremely well. The essay edits are very thoughtful and command over English makes a lot of difference to the essays. I am very happy to have selected myEssayReview for my application. I am happy to say that I have been accepted into Michigan State University for Ph.D. in Managerial Accounting with full scholarship, good stipend, and an additional scholarship of $ 4000 given to the best incoming student. Thanks, Poonam.

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     By prashantnitw2009 5 0
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

There were mainly two reasons why I decided to sign up for myEassyReview services.

First, I had a low GMAT score and the only things which were strong with my profile were my community service, my goal in life and my professional accomplishments. I wanted to make sure that I presented all these parts of my profile in such a good way that it would cover for my very low GMAT. And I felt there wouldn’t have been anyone except Poonam who could do that for me. Second, from what I could find about Poonam, I came to know about her honesty and about her straight forwardness, and I wanted someone who could provide an honest feedback. So I requested for free consultation meeting.

The free consultation meeting was as expected. I had mailed Poonam about my plans, goals and the schools that I was targeting before the meeting itself. During the consultation meeting, she provided me with her honest feedback and left everything on me to decide if I wanted to work with her or not. This really made me feel she is someone who is seriously concerned about the future of her students, so I signed up for 1 school package, and we started working immediately. We first worked on the resume and then picked up essays.

I believe the art of putting the right content for the right question is something that Poonam has mastered over the years. All I had to do was to come up with the ideas/stories that I was planning to use for the question and she would give the best of her suggestions. I feel one needs to have years of experience to give the type of suggestions that I received. Thank you Poonam! Another thing I really liked about Poonam’s style was the way she edited essays. It was professional and with all the drafts and edits in the same document you can easily figure out how well your essay has transformed with each edit. For my essays, she connected the dots well and gave a perfect structure.

I believe to bring down the word count is the most difficult part of MBA essay editing. But with Poonam, I would say you can write your content without really caring about word count and leave it up to her to convey the same thing in a more concise manner and I am pretty sure she will be able to do it and that too in the most efficient way. Once she knows your story, she can bring them up in the most beautiful way you would have ever imagined. As for her turnarounds, got all my edits/ re-edits within 36 hours, to be specific. Not only that, Poonam made sure she responded to all my questions/doubts on time and to say the least, despite her busy schedule, she is up to each and every task.

I would say if you are looking for a genuine consultant who would work for your better future, there cannot be anyone better than Poonam. May she continue to help, and I am pretty sure her students will have a great experience working with her. I would also like to request everyone to make sure you do your work before sending drafts to her. I made sure my drafts were written to the best of my ability before sending them to her.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 1 5
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

Although I had already written most of essays and was confident that they were good, I decided to sign up for a single essay review service so as to double check the quality of my work. I signed up for myEssayReview because it was highly rated at GMAT Club, and because it offered very competitive pricing for a one essay review. After completing the review process with Poonam for this essay, I realized that she helped me to elevate the quality of my essay to an entirely new level! As a result, I decided to sign up to essay review to six schools I applied as well as résumé review. Here is my feedback on my experience of working with Poonam:

Understands you as a person: Poonam was interested in understanding my whole story as an applicant and as a person, though I had initially just signed up for a one essay review. In addition, I could also understand her background and method of working, which helped us to work productively while not losing sight of my goals and characteristics. She provided me valuable advice on my school selection, application strategy, time management, and even résumé improvements, all of which were not part of the scope of my original service hired.

Delivers a Clear Sentence Structure: Poonam demonstrated that my first drafts had stories with unnatural flow, frequently lacking a clear link between the story and the point I was trying to make. Once we identified the point, then we discussed on how each part of the example was supporting the point. This method was vital not only to stay focused on my key messages but also to trim side arguments and reach the tight word limits. Poonam used an effective and elegant word choice - not overly sophisticated vocabulary. As a non-native speaker, I found it so helpful because I wouldn´t be comfortable with words that I would never write on my essays.

Effective Edits: Effective editing/trimming of essays is one of Poonam’s main strengths. I frequently sent her very large essays thinking, there is no way to achieve the allowed word-limit – but she consistently delivered on the word limit! In addition, I found helpful that she offered my choices on what contents to sacrifice or details to omit, so that I was able to consciously evaluate the trade offs and make choices that maintained the essence of my examples.

Results speak for themselves! In the end, I was interviewed to all of the six schools I applied, admitted to four of them (Kellogg, Berkeley-Haas, Yale SOM and UCLA Anderson) and waitlisted at Stanford GSB. Plus, three of them offered me substantial scholarships! Kellogg-70K scholarship (Donald Jacobs scholarship), Yale SOM - 20k scholarship , UCLA Anderson -70k scholarship. Now I’m heading to Kellogg with scholarship! I had never imagined I would be so successful. Without doubt, Poonam has contributed substantially!

Beyond being admitted to my dream school with scholarship, I gained a lot from working with Poonam. I improved my writing and critical thinking abilities, and also had a great time working with Poonam. Thank you Poonam for your guidance.

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     By tanatara 7 0
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I had an unsuccessful application last year and was looking to work with someone with experience in helping students achieve their dreams. I read excellent reviews on GMAT club and on the website itself. So I requested for free consultation meeting. The meeting was great. But most importantly, Poonam reviewed my resume and told me that it was way below par. This really put me on my toes and confirmed my decision to sign up for her services.

We started working immediately and from the beginning, Poonam’s guidelines helped me introspect. I definitely had to put more effort in thinking creatively to come up with a story-like approach for my essay. I bookmarked her essay analysis on GMAT club and read it over and over again until I could come up with a creative answer for the question asked. For every part of the question asked, having an idea of how many words should be used and the examples helped me construct my essay which was polished and refined with the help of her guidelines. She gave me the sort of strict feedback I required in my first essay, and I think because of that the other essays went smooth

After putting together all the details of the story, the most daunting task was trimming it to the allowed word limit, and I was totally stunned to see that no detail was lost even when she trimmed essays from 750 odd words to 600 words. Absolutely amazing!! Needless to say that she took care of all grammatical aspects really well. Word choice to emphasize certain aspects was also fantastic that helped pruning words.

Lastly, I was extremely happy with her turnarounds as we finished our work quickly. Our last 3 essays finished in an average of 3-4 days.

I had a great time working with Poonam. She takes a lot of interest in your application, and it reflects in the work that is produced. Even after wrapping up the application, I kept in touch with her whenever I had any questions/concerns, and she promptly responded back.
I have received 3 admit offers ( Smith, Carlson, and Boston )with generous scholarships. As a re-applicant, I couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks a lot for your help, Poonam. I've waited so long for this moment (3 GMAT attempts and 2 application seasons) and was over the moon when I saw the Smith mail(my first admit). Your guidance was key and it helped me better my application 100x when compared to last year.

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     By HerculePoirot 3 0
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

Yay!! I made it to Chicago Booth weekend program for spring 2016. I can't exactly describe how happy I am today. My interview was last weekend on 8 Jan at gleacher center and got the result this afternoon .Thank you so much for your expert guidance ...I stumbled across your service/ profile on GMAT club forum, and I am so glad I did!!.

Working with you was an extremely enriching experience for me. You helped me immensely with my essays and recommendation letters from start to finish. Not only this, in times of dilemma on choosing stories, you guided me in the right direction. You are very professional and thorough to work with. I was seriously impressed by your personalized attention to all my essays and LORs, unlike other cookie cutter consultants. I know I have tried your patience initially with me delaying my apps start date. But, nevertheless, you helped me sail through this whole process well before time.

I followed your advice verbatim for the interview. And it was spot on... I have gotten invite from Kelley too, and I am pretty confident I will get from Kellogg too if I submit, but it would be too foolish to throw Booth convert away. First interview and first convert of season ... Could not have started 2016 on a better note. My new year is really Happy!!! Thank you for being the Krishna of this Arjuna. Words can't thank you enough!! I would recommend you to anyone I know in a heartbeat.



Thank you from the bottom of my heart !!

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     By Anonymous 0 0
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I signed up for myEssayReview for the 3 reasons. First, it provided one on one service. Throughout the whole process you work with only one person who has a vast experience. Secondly, I read great reviews on the GMAT Club. And last, it has logical pricing.

The free consultation meeting I had with Poonam was very informative and helped me collect my thoughts and ideas and put a plan for the whole application process. After we started working, Poonam’s guidelines and suggestions helped me choose the right stories and highlight my strong points. She always put me back on track whenever I lost focus of the explicit and implicit goals of each required essay. When I had no idea how to address an essay question, she sent me sample essays and also prepared an outline of how each essay should be structured. She even gave me a structured outline with word count for each section which was extremely helpful in shortening the time needed to figure out how the essay should look like.

Before writing the essays, I had no idea what to write and reaching the word count needed seemed impossible. After receiving Poonam’s guidelines and suggestions, it was so easy to pass the word limit and this is where Poonam works her magic in trimming the essay to the needed word count without deleting any important detail. I never had to wait for her feedback. Most of the time, she would answer back within 24 hours. In the worst case scenario, she took 48 hours.

I am very satisfied with Poonam’s “support” as I may call it. Working with her was more of a support than a business transaction. She helps you deal with all the stress that accompanies the application process in a very organized and professional manner. Most importantly, she helps you get admitted to the program of your choice!

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     By DudeYou 31 6
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I was looking for a personalized (1-1) essay review help. While doing my research, I talked to a few other big brand Essay editing companies, but realized that their process is too mechanical rather than personal. Next, I came across some great reviews about Poonam’s essay services on GMAT Club and few other online forums and talked to her previous clients. I also found the pricing of myessayreview to be reasonable. The one hour session we had was very useful. We formulated the strategy on how to proceed with the applications, talked about which schools to apply and how the essay review process will work.

While writing an essay, I got so engrossed in making the essay impactful that sometimes I forgot what the question is actually asking and what the admission committee is looking for. This is when Poonam’s comments / edits on the essay start making sense as she steered me in the right direction. It’s also nice to have someone read your stories in an unbiased way ( the way admissions committee will probably review it)

The basic framework of an essay / letter is very critical because it makes sure that you cover all the aspects of the question. Poonam helped me define this structure for each question, and this helped me in making my story more impactful and complete. After getting all the essential components of the story, she helped me trim my essays to the allowed word limit. Her edits were just perfect in all areas sentence structure, word choice, punctuation, and grammar. The turnarounds were exactly time as stated on the website (24-48 hours). She was always there to address all my concerns and queries.

I had a great experience working with Poonam. It would have been very difficult to complete those effectively essays on time without her help. Her guidance on my application ( essays, résumé, LOR’s) got me an admit offer from Duke + Scholarship with a below 650 GMAT score. I couldn’t have asked for more.

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