Poonam Tandon
Admission Consultant

    
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Company: myEssayReview
Packages: myEssayReview Multipe School Package   myEssayReview Essay Review  

Poonam is a master storyteller. A Ph.D. in English Literature, Poonam has three decades of international experience (USA and India) in teaching business writing, essay writing, American and British Literature, and story writing. By virtue of her vast teaching experience in India and the US, she has an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the writing styles of both native and non-native speakers. She believes that most people have compelling stories which they can translate into winning essays if they introspect and evaluate their achievements. In her teaching career, she reviewed over 5,000 essays written by both native and non-native English speakers and helped many students get admitted to top schools with fellowships.

In 2011, Poonam founded her admission consulting company myEssayReview. Since then she has been working as a full time consultant and has worked with 130 students from all over the world on their admission essays for MBA, Ph.D., and other Masters programs. In the past four years, 90% of Poonam’s students have been accepted into top schools such as LBS, Kellogg, Booth, IESE, Wharton, Darden, Wisconsin, Cornell, CMU, Oxford, Cambridge, etc. Some of her students have secured admission into Kellogg, Booth, ISB, CMU, Manchester, Purdue, and Wisconsin with GMAT scores of 610 to 680. The secret of her success is her vast experience and her dedicated and personalized service. Working with her will remind you of your experience of working with your most favorite teacher who had genuine interest in ensuring your success.

Poonam is an avid short story writer and revels in drawing her themes from day- today life-events . An enthusiastic world traveler, Poonam has a penchant for documenting her travel experiences. She regularly contributes her travel pieces and other articles to Valley India Times, Arizona’s leading newspaper for Indian communities and businesses.

Poonam is one of the few certified admission consultants of AIGAC (Association of International Graduate Admission Consultants). She currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.


Poonam Tandon's Reviews
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     By Vardan95 65 40
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Consultant: Poonam Tandon

A couple of months ago, I applied to the Master’s in Business Analytics program in the top-15 business schools in the USA. Although I had a relatively high GMAT-score, my work experience and low Grade Point Average were huge obstacles to accomplishing my goal. To foreshadow those minuses and emphasize my strengths, I decided to use the service of admission consultants to create the highest quality application. I was lucky to meet Poonam Tandon of myEssayReview , the person who has helped me get admitted to the University of my Dream and get 16% merit-based scholarship.

What I liked the most about her approach is the fact that she didn’t write anything for me. Instead, I prepared the draft, sent it to her and she edited it and provided her feedback, which included questions she asked to fill the missing links in my story, suggestions/ recommendations she made about adding, and the ideas she wanted me to take into consideration. Using this approach, she not only taught me how to connect the dots in my story but also helped me clearly articulate my goals and highlight my strengths. I was glad that my essays were in my individual voice and my unique writing style.

I also want to mention the professionalism and devotion of Poonam. Every single edit and feedback she gave to me had the highest quality. In addition, after we agreed on the timeline of the draft/edit, she diligently stuck to that timeline and reverted within 24-48 hours. She not only gave me excellent guidance on my essays, but she also asked me about the feedback on her work.

It has been a pleasure for me to work with such a professional and kindhearted person. I am accepted into my dream school with 10 000$ merit scholarship. I am very grateful to have Poonam as my consultant. I will recommend her to all my friends.

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     By nn2015 3
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Consultant: Poonam Tandon

1. Your reason to sign up for MER
The review was excellent. I am happy that I went with Poonam.


2. Your take on 1 hour skype session

The experience was excellent. She helped me to look back and identify the strong points that changed my essay drastically. Thank you Poonam for all the help!


3. Your feedback on help with essays


I got the acceptance from both McCombs and Rice, and I went ahead with McCombs. Thank you so much for helping me with the entire application process. I do not think I would have got the admission if I would have worked alone on my application. You played a major role. Thank you!

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     By pitroncoso 31 11
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Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I totally recommend working with Poonam Tandon (myEssayReview). Though I first reached out only 72 hours before the deadline for the two essays and resume of one of my applications, she was 100% commited and helped me deliver great results.

My decision to work with Poonam was based on her uniquely strong background. She is a PhD in English Literature, who loves writing, and with proven track record reviewing successful essays and resumes for top-ranked business schools.

We communicated by skype and email, and I always received timely and clear answers that guided me to write more efficiently and effectively. Poonam and I discussed my personal and professional background and then she made sharp suggestions of the strongest topics to address the essay questions. As a result, I confidently chose my topics and focused on developing them. Also, Poonam gave me clear directions about format and structure, along with guidelines to ‘unleash’ my stories in a more compelling and thorough way. Finally, she edited my essays to trim them to the word limits and corrected grammatical mistakes. One of the most challenging essays we worked on was the cover letter for MIT, with only 250 words.
Poonam also helped me build a strong resume. First, she provided me with a format that made me gain more space to focus on professional accomplishments. Then, she helped me strengthen every bullet point by choosing appropriate action verbs and focus on the outcomes. Finally, with the structure she suggested, I was able to better highlight other areas such as academic accomplishments and personal interests, making a well-rounded resume.

We worked fast, with turn-arounds in less than 24 hours, so despite time constraints, we built strong essays and resume well before each deadline. I would like to mention here that New Year’s Eve was right in the middle of that short period of 72 hours before Ross deadline. I couldn’t be more grateful to Poonam as she agreed to provide her strong support and advice and turned-around much faster than me. Also, I liked that she didn’t charge extra for rush service.

Overall, it was a pleasure to work with Poonam, She not only provided me with the best possible technical advice, but she also helped me boost my confidence at a point of weakness and tiredness. I had high expectations and the results were far better than expected.

Finally, I got admitted to Ross with full scholarship. I would recommend the services of Poonam to everyone.

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Accepted in NYU EMBA
August 08 | 2017
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     By cdinakar 0 0
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Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I am accepted into EMBA program of NYU Stern. Thanks, Poonam for your invaluable guidance.
I am a technical person and storytelling is not my strong suit. I was looking for someone to help me tell my story for my application for Executive MBA program of NYU. I reviewed some of samples on myEssayReview website about essay writing and usual mistakes made by students. I was impressed and requested Poonam for free consultation. After a brief call with Poonam, I felt confident in partnering with her for my application. I signed up for 1 school package, and we started working.

Poonam reviewed my résumé and first drafts of essays and scheduled one hour brainstorming session which was very productive. She asked pointed questions to thoroughly understand my background, career progression, skills, accomplishments, career goals and reasons to apply to NYU. Based on my responses, she made necessary modifications and provided her recommendation for further improvements.

Poonam’s assistance and huge support throughout my application helped me find my voice and tell my story convincingly that the Ad Com liked. I must say Poonam’s valuable guidance as well as her excellent editing skills was the primary reason for my acceptance to the EMBA program of NYU Stern. I am very happy with her services and will recommend her to the prospective applicants to executive MBA programs.

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     By jitendramech 3
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Consultant: Poonam Tandon

After initial profile evaluation and a brief phone call with Poonam, I
chose to sign up for myEssayReview services for help with my essays for
MBA @UNC. After initial review of all my essays, she scheduled a one
hour skype session wherein she provided me great advice on the process
and organization of content with some pointers on value add information.
Throughout the process, she demonstrated great understanding of my
situation and storyline as well as ability to compare stories for different
essays and provided feedback on the best one for the application purpose.
She provided detailed answers to my queries with reasoning behind her
feedback. With the result, all my stories were well organized and had
great flow from one idea to another that highlighted my personal and
professional strengths in the best possible manner.
Her response time was great. In most cases, it was within 24 hours. She
always keeps in mind the application deadline and worked backward to
complete the application components.
Over all, it was a great experience. I am delighted to say that I am
admitted to the program with $20000 tuition fellowship and $7000 travel
fellowship (towards completing global immersion experience
requirement as a part of this program). Surely, I will recommend the
MER services if I come across someone needing help with application.

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By bunnyb 6 85
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Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I had little confidence in writing essays and overall things that might be required in the MBA application, including resume and short questions, so I needed a second hand. I requested Poonam of myEssayReview for a free consultation. I was able to understand her style of working and felt connected to coordinate with her easily.
After initial reviews, we had one-hour brainstorming session wherein I got feedback for improvements and an overall picture of approaching an essay. Poonam’s suggestions helped me understand what story can make sense and what can be omitted. Somewhat I had expected more to gain from that meeting but it was still helpful. I used these suggestions and my stories improved. Poonam’s suggestions improved the way I structured essay. For instance, she introduced me to STAR framework which beautified the essays. Also, I was amazed by her ability to bring down the word limit in the essays to present the same content in an even better and concise way.
Although my final essay that I submitted for the 1 school package, Kellogg, was a lot different than what was finalized with Poonam, due to a lot of suggestions that I got from the current students, It was great working with, Poonam. The only thing I feel is the services were overpriced.

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     By adityaraj15 0
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Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I chose to subscribe service of myEssayReview because I wanted to apply to my chosen universities for Master’s program. Since I was changing careers, I needed to present a convincing story. I went through several reviews and decided to sign-up because it’s a single person dedicated service. I knew that it will be easier to communicate my ideas with Poonam since she has years of experience in this trade.

The 1 hour skype session we had was very fruitful since it helped me figure out my story much better and develop an engaging statement of purpose. By the look of my CV and personal statement, Poonam very well understood the areas of improvement and suggested how to make changes to both CV and statement.

Apart from valuable suggestions on the storyline and structure, she did an excellent job with editing. The First draft that I submitted had several fragments and the sentences didn’t flow very well. She corrected them; she also did a great job in reducing the word limits yet keeping the stories sensible. Throughout the process, Poonam very well handled all my queries/ doubts via email. I had all my responses for emails as well as for edited drafts within a day’s time.

I am accepted into Masters in Real Estate Program at Cass and Masters in Construction Economics and Management at UCL. Thanks Poonam for your help.

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     By puneetj88 48 11
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Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I Joined up With MyEssayReview for the Summer 2017 Applications. I did a very wide assessment of consultants and finalized with myEssayReview because I felt Poonam understood me very well. Even after a month of our first skype call of 10 minutes she remembered my details. I was very impressed by this fact that she remembered the entire details of a free trial call also.
My target schools were not clear at first but after the 1 hour skype call that I had with Poonam Tandon, i was very clear about my future approach.
She not only understood my profile but also gave me a very true assessment about my chances at various target schools.
She insisted that I re-take my Gmat (660 V35 Q49) as it was the only weak link in my application, but I did not have the time to prepare for GMAT again.
As the application process went on her astute attention to detail and brilliant editing skills impressed me a lot. I was very confident that I had taken the correct decision by working with her.
Post the application process she guided me with the interviews as well.
In the end the weak link mentioned by her turned to be the achilles heel in my application as I failed to convert my interview calls from Krannert and Jones due to my low GMAT score.
It was only due to her guidance and help that even with such a low score I was able to get interview calls from two of the best business colleges. Throughout the application process she was very helpful. She understood my life experiences and was very ruthless about them as to what makes the cut for a good application story and what does not.
Any prospective applicant looking for a consultant with personal attention and personal guidance should definitely contact Poonam Tandon at myEssayReview.

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Admitted to Haas EWMBA
April 18 | 2017
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     By reach2gmat 3
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Consultant: Poonam Tandon

My wife came across myEssayReview on gmatclub. After reading Poonam's reviews and after comparing the package with the ones offered elsewhere, I signed up for her services.

You typically get a one-on-one session with Poonam that was extremely valuable for me and it set up the direction for my MBA application.

Poonam understood my personal story well and she could point out the key selling points in my essays.

An added bonus is her knowledge of the Haas's program. For me, it was the key to a successful Haas application.

I was initially doubtful of the quick turn around time promised on the website. But the entire process was well organised with extremely fast turnaround times, usually within 1-2 days.



Thank you Poonam!

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     By muhannad777 0 0
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Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I have been granted admission to the Masters in Professional Accounting Program at UT. I truly believe that Poonam's assistance has been a major part which lead to my acceptance and I am truly thankful for everything she has given me.

The transformation my essay has gone through with Poonam is truly fascinating. The flow of ideas, the sentences structure, the word count, and paragraphs order, everything was enhanced in a significant notable way.

The turnaround timing was great (usually next day) and she was able to accommodate my application deadline even though I started the process a bit late.

When compared to other services, this was by far the best value for money. MyEssayReview's pricing is so affordable and their services are absolutely great!!

Poonam, thank you so much for all your help and I can't wait to come back for your help in the future

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