“Even though we moved away from the Bay Area, there was no question that we would look to Jo for support when our children began their searches and applications for high school and colleges.”
“Jo's insights about our daughter's learning style and strengths helped her to find the college that was the best fit for her. We are delighted with the outcome, and are so much more confident in our choices thanks to Jo's support and guidance.”
“Jo is especially gifted in her ability to draw out a young person’s authentic voice when preparing the personal essay portions of school applications. We were all thrilled when our son was admitted to his first choice school.”
- Amy & Eric, Ridgefield, CT
"It was amazing working with Jo! When I was writing my college essay, I had originally planned on applying to my college’s regular decision deadline. However, after touring that college again I realized that I wanted to try for their early deadline instead. I had only two weeks before the deadline to finish my application, and I was really worried about the quality of my essay. Thankfully, after contacting Jo, she promptly responded to my emails and gave me feedback on my drafts with no delays at all. Thanks to her punctual replies and excellent advice, I was able to get my application in on time and get into my top college. I wouldn’t have made it without her!"
- James A.
Student, Class of 2022
“We so enjoyed working with Jo when our daughter was applying to high schools, that when it came to college applications, she was our “go-to” person for college placement advice, too. We got far more help and understanding from Jo than from our daughter’s school counselor - plus she already knew our child so well. Her recommendations for college were spot on and our daughter received offers from almost all of Jo’s picks.”
- Bill & Michelle F., San Francisco, CA
Daughter, Class of 2022
St. John's College
“Jo was patient, encouraging, and effective with my son. Brian has many talents, but writing is not one of them! Jo engaged him in conversation one-on-one until he could ‘hear his own voice’ and write a good essay. Her guidance was essential in keeping him on track with college applications.”
– Amy B., Menlo Park
Son, Class of 2018