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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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December 23 | 2012
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful
     By techyrajeev 24 17
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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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
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
     By rbrown599 7 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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     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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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
     By DudeYou 30 9
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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     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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Very effective!
February 09 | 2015
     By Anonymous 3 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

N/A

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

As my writing skills and my GMAT score are not competitive and I have difficulties in putting my thoughts on the paper I knew that I had to come up with a good letter of motivation, so I signed up for one essay package of myEssayReview to help me. I chose the stories and the content for my letter, but Poonam told me which I should skip and which I should broaden. Furthermore, she told me which parts of the question I did not address and guided me how to address them in the best way. If there was not her, I would not have addressed all the questions in my motivation letter as I found them meaningless. She recommended me to write my essay in a chronological way, so the letter became more coherent. She also suggested how I should discuss my goals to make the essay more persuasive. My knowledge of English grammar is weak, but I could tell that my sentences which she restructured sounded much better. She was also punctual in getting back to me with her critiques/ edits within 24 to 48 hours, as stipulated on her website, sometimes even within 24 hours.

Poonam, working with you, I felt that I was not a no-name customer, because you really devoted your time to help me. Throughout the process, you addressed all of my queries/concerns. You even gave me feedback on my CV, although I did not take that service. On my request, you also summarized ‘Why RSM’ response for me in 1000 characters so I could fill it in the application form.

I am also thinking of applying to Vienna University, and I will get back to you again for another compelling motivation letter. Thank you!!

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