What Do Philippe's Clients Say About Him?

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    I applied for several prestigious MA programs initially not knowing what to expect. Given that my undergrad GPA was less than ideal, I honestly felt quite hesitant towards the entire process. Philippe immediately cut through my cloud of anxiety and confusion, telling me what was important and what was not. His feedback was very direct and useful. After receiving constructive feedback on my statement of purpose, I immediately gained a sense of direction and motivation. I was confident in my final application and was ultimately accepted into my top two choices.
    Thank you for your kind note and my wife and I are super excited about going back to school; especially to UC Berkeley.

    Dr. Barr was such a great help to guide both of us through the process, we were very happy to work with him. -- Accepted to Ph.D. programs at UC Berkeley and UCSC.

    I was an international student applying for masters' programs in US universities. Philippe provided so much help, not only revising my application materials but also gave me advice on how to approach professors. I got accepted into many programs, but more importantly into my dream program at Georgetown University. He was very helpful and very thorough, always making sure that my voice was being heard and expressed in the best possible manner. The things I learned with him go beyond the application process and I will always carry them with me. I would not hesitate to recommend Phillipe to anyone that is looking for excellence.

    Hi Philippe,

    I was accepted into Oxford's program in Public Policy!

    Thank you so much!!     I really appreciate your help and support.

    I wanted to offer some thoughts on working with Philippe Barr through the whole process. In summary, Philippe helped me with 3/4 of my essays and a quick resume scan. I applied to Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, and MIT Sloan, and was accepted to three, waitlisted at Stanford. 

    I'd highly recommend Philippe across the board. Stylistically, he was exactly what I was looking for. In email communication and when I had a few follow up questions, he was very kind and personable. But, as I had hoped, his markups of my essays were not "sugar-coated" at all - he provided very direct and honest feedback. For some, this may be uncomfortable, but for me it was exactly what I needed - it helped me trust his comments and really reassess my approach when I needed to. His approach is exactly as mine would be - start with high level themes and then refine specifics/details once the structure feels good. Much more efficient. 

    Furthermore, in a more nuanced way, Philippe was very low-ego. Often, editors can be very stiff and inflexible - when they give a recommendation they expect it to be taken, and in subsequent versions may have difficulty accepting a rejection of their comment. I never had this problem with Philippe - when I disagreed with his comments, we discussed why, and then moved on to the broader themes of the essay. So, I felt respected as a partner and we always were very efficient. 

    Lastly, turnaround and response time was incredible.  

    I worked with Philippe Barr on my application to Harvard University and I got accepted in the Master in Public Administration. Philippe was extremely helpful in providing relevant comments on all aspects of the application including statement of purpose, essays, resume. He provided me with proper guidance and valuable feedback in a timely manner. He was punctual, dependable, easy to work with and very friendly. I also appreciated the constructive criticism, valuable advice, and honesty in his approach. It was a wonderful experience working with Philippe, it paid off and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks Philippe for your guidance and professionalism throughout this process. 
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