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- Jessica Silverman, Senior at Walter Johnson High School, Class of 2019

"Rachel was amazing in helping me come up with and craft my college essay. I really wouldn't have been able to write such an incredible essay without her. She really knows what she's doing, and the fact that I was able to participate in the workshop with my best friend was such a great experience. She is so incredibly nice and she genuinely wants you to succeed in making the best essay possible. Rachel really took the stress out of the whole process of writing an essay, and I can't be more thankful for all of her help."

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"Elliott is patient and never condescends. The boys relate very well to him, which makes it so much easier for him to reach them and be productive. My boys are so fond of Elliott that they look forward to sessions with him, even on the weekend!"

- Amanda Ravitz, Mother of two Landon Students

"Rachel helped me to become the writer I am today. I went into the class with ample room for improvement, and she challenged me with a large course load and thought-provoking assignments. Her passion for writing inspired me to pursue a major in communications."

- Emma Zwick, Florida University, Class of 2019

"As a parent, I have found that teacher effectiveness directly affects student achievement. Michael is a gifted teacher who seems to have a natural talent for his profession. He has strong knowledge of mathematics and superb teaching strategies; His personal approach to my kid is that of a compassionate and empathic human being."

- Lale Bouquet, Mother of a Georgetown Day School Sophomore

"Thank you very much for recommending Usoshi! The kids did great with her tonight and she was more than we could have asked for! We are looking forward to a great relationship."

- Danielle Hutt, Mother of a rising 7th and 8th grader at Mclean

"Rachel was very positive and put my daughter at ease right away.  She felt very comfortable with Rachel which allowed her to share thoughts and ideas, and her writing has definitely improved. I would highly recommend Rachel to anyone."

 - Laura Boyer, Mother of Carli Boyer, Dickinson College, Class of 2022

"My daughter has fun learning math with Michael and looks forward to meeting him every time. She counts on him as a teacher, tutor and friend. He makes the class a place where my daughter wants to be."

- Mother of a Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Junior

“Some unsolicited comments from Allison about working with Rachel were:  ‘She changed my life’ and ‘Now I know what I've been doing wrong all these years.’ Her patience, demeanor and tactics to break down the reading and writing process were worth every penny. I feel like my daughter is better prepared for any class she takes now in high school or college."

- Jill Ruff, Parent of Allison Ruff, University of South Carolina, Class of 2020

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