At Ivy League Advantage, Ms. Drew works with students and parents to identify appropriate responses and essay topics for application essays to colleges, private secondary schools and graduate school programs. She provides complete editorial services. Many of her students and their parents speak English as a second language.
In addition to providing extensive application essay assistance, Ms. Drew tutors students for the following entrance examinations: SAT, ACT, TOEFL, SSAT & ISEE, GRE, GMAT.
"After academic credentials, the college essays are the most important component of applications to highly competitive colleges and universities. Essays are the best means for an applicant to give a "voice" to their application and help them stand out in the process."
Former Cornell Admissions Officer, CEO of WWW.AcceptU.com
"Leslie did an outstanding job helping our son write nine essays. ALL of her suggestions both strengthened the overall writing and helped capture the essence of who our son is, his unique qualifications and how he will contribute to the select schools he is applying to. We understand that applying to elite schools such as MIT, Dartmouth and Cornell are difficult to gain admission. However, with Leslie's help, we are feeling much more confident about his chances."
Duke Grad '84, Wharton MBA '88
"Our workshop with Leslie Drew on the campus of Dartmouth College enabled our students in the Ivy Leader Program to gain valuable insight into the college admissions process. These students, all of whom are applying to the most selective colleges and universities in the country, left the workshop better prepared to To write effective admissions essays in a way which best reflects their unique attributes---a critical way to promote oneself in the ever-competitive current college admissions climate."
Ryan Sinclair, Director of the Ivy Leader Program
"I want to formally thank you for all of your help. The constant proofreading, suggestions, and intense live video chat sessions with my niece helped her incredibly to develop and polish essay writing skills that proved crucial in the Ivy League College application process. Your guidance during the tutoring and brainstorm sessions was key in producing worthy flawless essays and supplements that conveyed her personality, skills, and commitment. This allowed the admissions officers to get to know and evaluate her without unnecessary distractions. She has been accepted to all three Ivy League schools that she applied to, along with multiple other selective colleges. I am 100% convinced this would not have been possible without your help. We feel very happy and are forever grateful."
"Thank you so much for helping me with my college essays and my SATs. I am so thankful that I found you as a tutor because in less than two months you helped me bring up my SAT scores by over 200 points. My parents and I were very happy with my essays and I got into more colleges than I expected, including my first choice! It was extremely helpful to be working with someone so helpful on the college process."