“Jane was the ideal person to guide our son through the college application process. She worked directly with him, which gave us that peace of mind that we could step back. Her insights prompted our son to reflect on and fine-tune the essay for the application to his first choice school, Emerson College. We were thrilled that Emerson accepted him and offered him a spot in the honors program, where he is a freshman today! Jane’s expertise played a big role in that success.”

Dawn Cardeiro, parent

“What a wonderful teacher! Fearless, determined, upbeat. Broadly interested in Contemporary American and European literature as well as the Classics. She will help and protect her students with stamina and dignity.”

Werner Brandes, instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy

“Ms. Parris is much more than a teacher. She is a role model who inspires creativity and deep thought, and has helped my confidence so much.”

Natalie, 18

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“Truly gifted in the art of content development, Jane is my go-to education consultant and student mentor. Throughout the 6+ months managing Jane as she counseled our international students through the college process, I witnessed her handle challenging, higher-profile clients with grace. Jane is able to think big-picture in helping students fully develop conceptual storytelling elements, while fine-tuning diction and grammatical details to enhance the overall success of the essay. Most impressive is her ability to inspire students who come to us without any idea of the goals they want to achieve. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Jane—I cannot recommend her enough!”

Brittany Law, Director of Educational Programs, Colibri Boston

“Every morning I looked forward to our English class, and I was sad when it was over! Ms. Parris taught me so much, not just about the craft of writing, but especially about myself.”

Laura, 15

“Jane is an affectionate but firm, demanding but fair teacher. Her maturity, common sense, and passion for teaching put her at the top of my list of gifted colleagues. She has made me a better teacher.”

Kathryn Wheeler-Smith, instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy

“Jane’s work with our students has been tremendous. She is adept at helping young people from diverse cultural backgrounds discover and compose unique personal stories that stand out on the college admissions desk. We enthusiastically recommend Jane to every student, domestic and international, as they embark on their college applications.”

Sylvia Rozwadowska-Shah, President, Cogito World Education

“Jane is an energetic and creative professional who loves the work of teaching. She draws out reluctant students with humor and gentleness. I heartily recommend her.

Russell Weatherspoon, instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy

“Working with Ms. Parris has helped my son raise his GPA and become a more motivated student. She is a wonderfully warm person, easy to talk to, and gives the personalized attention students need to grow.”

Thomas M., parent

“Ms. Parris is encouraging, fun, and patient. She helped me add humor and maturity to my essays, and made me realize how much I actually enjoy writing!”

Andrew, 17