Testimonials From Volunteers

Here are some testimonials from our volunteers!

Q: How are you feeling about your mentee/essay assignment(s)?

“I enjoy getting to know high school students through their college essays. It’s a unique experience in that I get to learn about a part of who they are – a part that otherwise wouldn’t come up in a typical conversation.”

megan zhong
essay editor
university of pennsylvania

Q: How are you feeling about your mentee/essay assignment(s)?

“I’m loving them! I’ve been getting essay assignments pretty quickly and fast responses from TTV so there’s always something to work on, and the deadlines are fair.”

Megan nguyen
Mentor and editor
the University of texas at AUstin

Q: How are you feeling about your mentee/essay assignment(s)?

“I have found my essay assignments to be pretty exciting! I like that I am able to read the essays without knowing anything about the student and then learn about them through the essay.”

Yasmina Zaarour
Essay editor
University of california–los angeles

Q: Would you recommend us to others (college students, high school students, etc.)?

“I would recommend Through The Vine to high school students who cannot afford to pay someone to read their essay or who just want multiple opinions.”

Yasmina Zaarour
Essay editor
University of california–los angeles

Q: How are you feeling about your mentee/essay assignment(s)?

“Great! My mentee has been easy to communicate with and I have been able to address important questions from her about standardized testing and how to approach her junior year of high school.”

cindy mani
Mentor
University of pennsylvania

Q: “Is there anything we can do to improve? Do you have any general suggestions for the organization?”

“Nope! I think this initiative has been very organized and straightforward.”

CINDY MANI
MENTOR
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Q: “Would you recommend us to others (college students, high school students, etc.)?”

“Definitely! I have already been telling my friends in college about the organization and how they can get involved!”

CINDY MANI
MENTOR
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Q: “How are you feeling about your mentee/essay assignment(s)?”

“I’ve only had one mentee assignment so far, but I feel good knowing that I am helping someone out with the difficult process of applying to college. The essay assignments are really engaging because the students submitting these essay write really good ones! It feels good to use my editing abilities to help upcoming college students out.”

richard tran
mentor and essay editor
the university of texas at austin

Q: “Would you recommend us to others (college students, high school students, etc.)?”

“I would! I think the spread of this organization can make a big difference in many students applying to college. I think the goal of this organization is very noble one, and I can’t wait to see how it will grow from now!”

richard tran
mentor and essay editor
the university of texas at austin

Q: “Would you recommend us to others (college students, high school students, etc.)?”

“I would definitely recommend this organization to others. The college application process is a lot of work and having multiple people who have gone through the process already guide you (for free!) is extremely helpful. People should definitely use these resources to their fullest potential because everything is essentially being given to them on a silver platter.”

kim-le tran
mentor and essay editor
Stony brook university

Q: “How are you feeling about your mentee/essay assignment(s)?

“I’ve really been enjoying the essay assignments I’ve gotten so far! It feels good to use the free time that I have left to help seniors that are having to deal with multiple stressful situations right now. I enjoy reading them and having little glimpses in different people’s lives and unique stories. Editing people’s essays has also helped me to realize what I need to work on in my own writing.”

Britney tran
Mentor and essay editor
the university of texas at austin

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