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Testimonials

These testimonials were provided by administrators, teachers, faculty and students who are familiar with my work.

Distance Learning

   “Jackie is an amazing teacher. She made things that didn’t used to make sense to me, make sense. She really helped me so much.” — 3rd grade student

   “Jackie is delightful and interpersonally skilled and appropriate. She is professional to her core and is a bright and intuitive individual. It is without reservation that I recommend her to you and would rank her in the top 5% of all professionals I have dealt with over the past 20 years.” — Senior Director of The Children’s Health Council at Stanford University

  “Of all the learning specialists that I worked with over my thirty-eight years at the school, you were the only one who was willing to support the teachers as well as the students and families. You were also the only one in my personal experience, who was willing to share the hard truths. At the same time, I feel that you were compassionate and empathetic towards the students.” — Head of East Bay Independent School with more than three decades experience as a Mathematics teacher

  “Jackie started working with my son in the beginning of 3rd grade. He has dyslexia and dysgraphia. When she started working with him, he really could not write a sentence, let alone a paragraph. In this area he was over 3 years behind his peers. Jackie did not shy away from the challenge, immediately saw how bright he was and did not pity him as did some of his teachers. She really got my son. Jackie approached Nate with enthusiasm, confidence and most of all respect. She pushed him and included him in the process. Within three months’ time, my son was writing multiple pages. By the end of the school year, he had grown so much it was AMAZING. Jackie strikes a beautiful balance between professional and personal. She is respectful and positive. Our family is SO grateful for Jackie” — Mother of a 3rd grade student

  “You were the only person at the school who knew how to read, understand and explain our twin daughters’ complex Neuropsychological and Educational Assessments and offer practical, efficient and comprehensive suggestions to all of their teachers. Unfortunately, the school closed, because we wanted to fund your position throughout our daughters’ education.” — Parents of two Independent School kindergarten students

  “You’re such a good teacher and you have a good reputation. You always tell us exactly what we need to do to get better, but at the same time you make us feel really smart.” — 10-year-old student I instructed in a small group from 2017-2019

  “After my daughter finished kindergarten, she couldn’t recognize most of the letters and their sounds. I paid for her to have a private reading tutor 3 times a week to get her back on track with reading. I then hired Jackie to work on reading 30 minutes per week and I was then able to ditch (stop) the tutoring. Jackie used creative methods that were tailored just for my daughter’s strengths and interests and I’ve seen a huge leap in my daughter’s reading skills in just six months. She has really thrived with Jackie and now she LOVES reading!” — Mother of a daughter I taught in 2020

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