Testimonials

Jane is a super patient and fun teacher who took the time to get to know me as a person and designed assignments according to my many interests, especially art. During our lessons, we looked at many short stories and novels together and did some close reading in order to fully grasp the meaning behind each piece of text. She helped me build my vocabulary steadily each week, which allowed me to become more precise with my word choice in my writing. One of my favorite assignments was reading Fahrenheit 451 with Jane and analyzing the deep meaning behind words that seem insignificant at first glance. I really enjoyed having lessons with Jane, as she not only helped me with my reading and writing skills, but also sparked my interest for the English language.”

Jasmine Z, 15, Shanghai American School

“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! Jane’s expertise played a big role in that success.”

Dawn C, parent

“I got my acceptances to UCLA, Boston University, and George Washington University! Your guidance on my college essay definitely played into those outcomes. I appreciate everything you did and just wanted to say thank you again… I wouldn’t be packing for UCLA without your help!”

Nithya, UCLA, class of 2024

“Thank you so much for your help with my college essay! On top of all my offers, I was awarded a combined total of $348,000 in merit-based scholarships! There is no doubt in my mind that my essay helped me get into these schools, and I could not be happier with the opportunity and choice it has provided me with. You were an amazing help through the process, and I’m glad to have had the opportunity to learn from you.”

Grady, Grinnell College, class of 2023

“What a wonderful teacher! Fearless, determined, upbeat. She will help and protect her students with stamina and dignity.”

Werner Brandes, instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy

“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

“Ms. Parris is a wonderfully warm teacher who gave my son the personalized attention he needed. He has become a more motivated, confident student. Thank you from our entire family!”

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

“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 M, 18

“Every morning I looked forward to our English class, and I was sad when the 60 minutes were over! Ms. Parris taught me so much, not just about novels and poetry, but especially about myself.”

Tatiana D, 14

“Jane is an extraordinary, energetic and creative professional… She draws out reluctant students with humor and gentleness. I heartily recommend her.”

Russell Weatherspoon, instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy

“Truly gifted in the art of content development, Jane is my go-to education consultant and student mentor. 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. I cannot recommend her enough!”

Brittany Law, Director of Educational Programs, Colibri Boston