College Essay and Scholarship Services



Here are some of my favorite texts from students:

“I got into Princeton!!! Thank you so much!”  This text came from a student at 2 am.  He took the time to write me and I was thrilled to receive this message! 

“I got into Northeastern, Carnegie Mellon, Penn State, NYU Stern, Emory, Boston University, Tufts, Rutgers Honors. I am almost positive I am going to Stern! Thank you so much for your help I could not have done it without you!”  This student had a long list; when I hear from students around acceptance time, I am almost as excited as they are!

Here is what some of my students/parents said after working with me:

“I really enjoyed working with Mrs. Pestorius; she made suggestions that helped my essay flow as a story rather than a series of events.”

“My parents told me I had to figure out a way to cover some of the tuition at the school I wanted to attend. Mrs. Pestorius helped me understand where to find scholarships. She helped me make a plan and stick to it.”

“Cara worked with both my twin girls on their college essays, and she was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and very patient with the girls. She was able to work individually utilizing their strengths and helping them with any areas in which they may have had a weakness. The quality of the essays was excellent and the amount of time spent was catered to each girl. Cara went above and beyond and I would highly recommend her!”

“Mrs. Pestorius was very helpful getting your brainstorming going and she was very helpful when I got writer’s block, and she allows you to write wherever you feel comfortable.”

“My daughter received excellent advice and guidance through the college essay process. Her final essay was wonderful and I am sure it helped her get into her #1 school. Thanks Cara!!”