"My son is always very positive and motivated after the writing sessions."

My son is always very positive and motivated after the writing sessions. Today he asked me to continue with more writing sessions in the future. That is very encouraging as not too long ago writing was something he dreaded. Thank you for all the great work that you are doing with him.

~Parent of 4th-grade Essay Coaching student


"You helped me come up with new ideas to augment my writing."

I really value that you were readily available whenever I had questions about certain parts of my essays. You helped me come up with new ideas to augment my writing. With you help, I was also able to condense all of my essays under 350 words and only include the most important content. I think my essays resembled me as a person very accurately. They included all aspects of my life such as community service projects, academics, and sports, and they demonstrated that I am a well-rounded individual.

~College Essay Coaching student


"I think you are a great teacher and I really appreciate the effort and hard work you put into all the writing exercises."

I wanted to thank you for taking your time to help me with this book. It was a great learning experience and will definitely help me in the future! I think you are a great teacher and I really appreciate the effort and hard work you put into all the writing exercises. (They helped a lot!)

~7th grade Creative Writing student


"And there was no yelling or further frustration on either part at all.He was quite content with himself—and I definitely with myself for not having yelled."

Our son came home with a note from the teacher that he, again, had not been able to put anything down on paper and that he has to brainstorm, write and copy a proofread version of his story and present it by the next day. I told him to rest so I could look up your hints and figure out a way to present them to him. We went through the posts about the lessons in frustration and also the one about the six parts of the writing brain. After I took him through the steps one at a time, he finished his rough draft in less than 90 minutes. And there was no yelling or further frustration on either part at all. He was quite content with himself—and I definitely with myself for not having yelled.

~Parent of a 3rd-grade student


"The thing I appreciate the most is that as an experienced teacher, you found out what really went wrong with my son’s writing and came up with solutions to correct that."

My son has made big improvements on his writing skills since the start of the writing class with you last October. I still remember how devastated I was when I saw his first English writing assignment along with the score. At our first conversation, I told you that my goal was to improve his English writing skills so that his entire English score would be improved. I am really happy to see that with your help, he has had a solid A in English since the beginning of the 2nd semester and is still keeping it that way.

One obvious change I noticed is that he would not push his writing assignments to the last minute like before, seems to me nowadays he has more ideas to write about, and is not as frustrated as he used to be. So thank you very much for those positive changes! The thing I appreciate the most is that as an experienced teacher, you found out what really went wrong with my son’s writing and came up with solutions to correct that.

~Parent of 9th grade Essay Coaching student


"My sense is that giving him a structure and a couple of tools for getting his ideas down in writing was a really big help for him."

Thank you very much for the Writing Spark session, which I think both my son and I found useful. He did complete 5 sentences for homework using his spelling words the following day and I felt that it was much easier going than usual and that the sentences were better than usual. (It can be a big fight to get him to do his writing homework.) My sense is that giving him a structure and a couple of tools for getting his ideas down in writing was a really big help for him. It also gave me some useful tools to prompt him with his writing. I think that it will assist to build confidence.

~Parent of 2nd-grade student


"I honestly don't think this could have gone any better, you were very easy to work with, and you did an excellent job of adapting to my style of writing."

I think our work overall helped me to become a better writer, and I think the essays that came out of it were absolutely stellar. I'm definitely pleased with them, they're a huge improvement over my essays from last year. I honestly don't think this could have gone any better, you were very easy to work with, and you did an excellent job of adapting to my style of writing. I would recommend you to others in a heartbeat. This process was much less of a headache thanks to you. Thank you once again for all of your help! I could not have done this without you.

~College Essay Coaching student, transfer


"You definitely made everything easier. I am extremely happy with the way my essays came out!"

Thank you so much for all your support and help throughout this process. I found you very fun to work with. It was easy to talk with you and your suggestions were fantastic. I appreciated them and found each one helpful—many led me to have more ideas about my writing! You definitely made everything easier.  I am extremely happy with the way my essays came out!

~College Essay Coaching student


"You are passionate about your work, attentive, kind and extremely helpful."

As someone who doesn't consider themselves a strong writer my work with you has made me extremely confident not only in my college essay but my ability to write in the future. The most helpful part of our work together was structuring and organizing the ideas that I had about what it was I wanted to write. I would strongly recommend you to anyone searching for help in writing. You are passionate about your work, attentive, kind and extremely helpful.

~College Essay Coaching student, transfer


"She has made significant improvements on her writing skills because of your help."

Thank you very much for helping with my daughter's summer program application essays and school class work essays! She has been accepted by two summer programs, and also made significant improvements on her writing skills because of your help. Thank you a lot!

~Parent of an 8th-grade student


"We really appreciate your great help working with her on the essays."

Just want to share with you good news: my daughter is accepted by Castilleja School as a new 9th grader in fall! We really appreciate your great help working with her on the essays. Actually she was accepted by St Francis too, but she waited until yesterday and got the notice from her dream school.

~Parent of an 8th-grade student


"He is more confident, and less stressed."

My son is doing really well in his English class. He improved his grade, and he is more confident, and less stressed.

~Parent of an 11th-grade Essay Coaching student