Wisdom, encouragement and deft life-coaching

It goes without saying that Dr. M’s wisdom, encouragement and deft life-coaching played a major part in our daughter’s Swarthmore success, and I’d like to give credit where credit is due. I really think our daughter responded to Dr. M… Read more “Wisdom, encouragement and deft life-coaching”

– Linda, Blue Stars parent

A full-tuition scholarship to law school

Dr. M’s writing process is one of the most rigorous I have ever experienced (and I’m in the third year of law school!). Draft after draft, hour after hour, Dr. M worked closely with me to focus my ideas and… Read more “A full-tuition scholarship to law school”

– Dylan, Law School Applicant

I was able to stay out of this stressful business and maintain a close and amicable relationship with my teenage daughter.

May, my daughter has been with Blue Stars since she was in 9th grade. This year she has graduated and will start her next chapter in UCLA. I would say that Amy offered tremendous help in her college planning and… Read more “I was able to stay out of this stressful business and maintain a close and amicable relationship with my teenage daughter.”

– Lisa, Blue Stars parent

My favorite mentor during high school, “Dr. M”

Whenever the name of my favorite mentor during high school, “Dr. M,” is mentioned, two words immediately come to mind: dedicated and determined. Never did she give up on me, even after more than several drafts of the same essay… Read more “My favorite mentor during high school, “Dr. M””

– Liana, Blue Stars student
Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, CA

The best decision we made for our daughter last year

Working with Dr. Amy Morgenstern on college planning and admissions was the best decision we made for our daughter last year. Under the guidance of Dr. M, our daughter grew more focused and more confident. She was also accepted to… Read more “The best decision we made for our daughter last year”

– Sharon, Blue Stars parent

Dr. Morgenstern is truly amazing

Dr. Morgenstern is truly amazing! With her assistance, I was able to tap into her breadth of knowledge and experience for the necessary insights that were integral to making my admission and scholarship essays stand out. As a result, I… Read more “Dr. Morgenstern is truly amazing”

– Eric, Blue Stars student
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA

Worked miracles to help me cut down my supplemental essays

I first began working with Dr. M and Ms. Ingerson near the end of my junior year. They were wonderful! From filling out the “Additional Information” section of the Common Application to explaining how college interviews work, they made sure… Read more “Worked miracles to help me cut down my supplemental essays”

– Karen B., Blue Stars student
Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA

She will NEVER give up on you. EVER.

From the moment that I met Amy (or shall I say Dr. M), I knew that she was someone special. To say she is the most thorough, hardworking, and tenacious person that I’ve ever met would be an understatement. She… Read more “She will NEVER give up on you. EVER.”

– HJ, Blue Stars student
Mountain View High School, Mt. View, CA

Working with Dr. M is one of the greatest decisions I made during my son’s high school years

Working with Dr. M is one of the greatest decisions I made during my son’s high school years. Prior to meeting her, we had tried several writing tutors. To say it simply: Dr. M is the best! I had not… Read more “Working with Dr. M is one of the greatest decisions I made during my son’s high school years”

– Grace, Blue Stars parent

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