Garth has become much more than a college counselor to me. He pushed me outside of my comfort zone, where I had the opportunity to experience and learn things I never expected to. He also helped me when I was struggling. He shared insightful advice and personal experiences that helped me move forward when I felt stuck and unmotivated. Most importantly, Garth pushed me to become a better writer. I had never written anything as good as my Common App before – the final result honestly shocked me in terms of storytelling and messaging. I have gotten amazing comments from everyone who has read it, and I truly believe that my college essays are what set me apart in the application process.