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myEssayReview offers a dedicated, personalized, and affordable consulting service to B-School applicants. With three decades of experience in India and the US, Poonam Tandon, myEssayReview owner, founded this venture in 2011. Since then, Poonam has helped hundreds of students get accepted into their dream schools in the US ( Kellogg, Booth, Darden, Wharton, Haas, Duke, Columbia, Kelley, Emory, Tuck, Yale, Rice, UCLA), in Europe (LBS, HEC, INSEAD, IESE, Oxford, Cambridge, IE, Imperial etc.), and in Asia (ISB, HKUS, NUS).

Poonam has also helped many students get accepted into undergraduate programs, specialized Master's programs and Ph.D. programs. Overall, Poonam has reviewed over 9,000 essays written by students from all over the world. Also, her students have won over $12,536,800 in scholarships.

No matter where you are located, myEssayReview can help you create a stellar application that will earn you admission into your dream school. Learn more about myEssayReview.

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     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 nn2015 3 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
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 32 9
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
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
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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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By jitendramech 3 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
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 5 65
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By adityaraj15 0 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
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 39 11
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 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
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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