GMAT Club
Essay Review Reviews
    Number of reviews [38]
    Average Rating:       (4.8/5)
 
myEssayReview
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.

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
reviewer identity verified by score report
     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.

Was this review helpful to you?
   
Comments [0]
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
reviewer identity verified by school email address
     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.

Was this review helpful to you?
   
Comments [0]
reviewer identity verified by school email address
     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!

Was this review helpful to you?
   
Comments [0]
reviewer identity verified by score report
     By pitroncoso 32 7
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.

Was this review helpful to you?
   
Comments [0]
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
reviewer identity verified by membership
     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.

Was this review helpful to you?
   
Comments [0]
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
reviewer identity verified by membership
     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.

Was this review helpful to you?
   
Comments [0]
Admitted to Haas EWMBA
April 18 | 2017
reviewer identity verified by score report
     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!

Was this review helpful to you?
   
Comments [0]
reviewer identity verified by score report
     By muhannad777 0 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
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

Was this review helpful to you?
   
Comments [0]
reviewer identity verified by score report
     By GMAT808 0 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I, like most MBA applicants, was in the market for an admissions consultant. I explored another consulting service, which was great in its own right, but was over my budget especially for the service I was looking for, which was strictly essay review.

I stumbled upon myEssayReview by reading reviews on GMATClub. Based on all the good reviews, I figured I'd give myEssayReview a try. I contacted Poonam to schedule an initial assessment. During our assessment, she gathered information about my profile and gave me some recommendations on the schools I should work on first. After our assessment, I decided to go with the 2 essay review package.

One of my main takeaways from my interactions with Poonam was how quickly she reviewed and returned my essay back to me. It typically would take her 24-48 hours to follow up with me. Her edits were very thorough, helping me with my syntax, fixing grammatical errors, and helping me choose the most powerful stories and connections based on the essay prompt.

She reviewed each of my essays about three times each, each time tidying up my story and tweaking a little here and there to make sure the final draft was as perfect as possible. She carefully made sure the organization and structure of my essays flowed in a logical manner and trimmed the superfluous "fat" to make them fit the 750 word limit.

Overall, I highly recommend working with Poonam. I can only speak for her essay review services, which was exactly what I was looking for: affordable pricing and high-touch, personalized consultation.

Was this review helpful to you?
   
Comments [0]
reviewer identity verified by score report
     By Atomicat 0 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I decided to sign up for myEssayReview services because of many reasons. First, Poonam is highly experienced and by choosing myEssayReview I could work directly with her. Secondly, a lot of positive and detailed comments from previous candidates made me feel confident in choosing her. And lastly, the price is reasonable and far less expensive than other consultant companies.

Although my spoken English is not so good, the one-hour session I had with her went along smoothly. We exchanged information about my background/ motivation; Poonam soon drew an outline for the service procedure and timeline of my application, and provided a lot of useful suggestions I have never thought of. She was not only concerned about details but also watchful on big picture. All the guidelines she suggested related closely with my motivations and career goals. Besides, she kept a great balance between the stories. I made a big mistake when drawing outline for the video essay. Poonam soon addressed all the invalidities and helped me improve a lot in the 2nd version. Besides, she gave me very useful tips on improving my first video essay.

I would say, Poonam’s editing is super effective. Poonam can always find ways to trim the essays without affecting the contents. In the final version, we were able to meet all the word-limits with no problem. Poonam corrected my sentence structure punctuation and grammar errors and helped me choose the right words. At first, I felt she is a bit strict but soon realized that it is highly necessary. With her expertise and dedicated revisions, my essays improved significantly, and I was more than satisfied when we had the final version of my essays.

Poonam’s response time is faster than what is mentioned on her website. I could always get the reply very soon, sometimes even within a few hours. Yes, from the beginning to the end she always got back to me on time. That is why we could effectively meet the tight deadline.

I am accepted by my dream school. Tons of thanks Poonam for your consistent help during my application process! As I say it has been my best of luck choosing to work with you, and I would definitely recommend myEssayReview to other candidates.

Was this review helpful to you?
   
Comments [0]



22 Older and Non-Verified Reviews for Essay Review
Most Reviewed myEssayReview consultants
Poonam Tandon [38]
    
myEssayReview
Admissions Consulting
Big Discounts on Consulting
 
Learn more here