Dear Jean Cohen,
All these years I have worked with you I have grown as a person. I don’t think I would be where I am now without you. I have never laughed, cried and smiled so much as when with you. The truth is I barely learned anything from my previous Teacher but learned so much from you. I know I don’t tell you this a lot but I’m so thankful you are my tutor. My goal for this summer is to read 11 books for you or more. I really don’t think I would have become a straight A student in Language Arts without all the help you have committed to me. I know I can be a struggle sometimes, well a lot of the time, but I still think you laugh about it afterwards at times. I don’t just think of you as a tutor, I think of you as a friend and sometimes a part of my family. You are caring and helpful and you always put up with me. I have learned so many skills from you. Now in the future I’m going to apply them. When I was younger I thought I would never find a book or book genre I would like. Now I have found it, with thanks to you and I will never forget that. You are the best tutor and friend I could ever have or anyone could hope to have, but especially to me.
Sincerely your best child and friend,- Written by a student that Jean worked with from the time she was 8 years old to 13 years old
"You're a Saint where he is concerned!!! Thanks a million!!! You've made a difference with him. He has made so much progress this year - he's even interacting with other kids - playing kickball and tag on the playground!
A Real Success Story and I think you are responsible for much of it!"– Portland Public Schools Reading Specialist, referring to a 5th grade student
"I appreciate your expertise and you are solely responsible for ensuring that Seth learned to read at all. The public school system had all but given up."– Dawn, a home-schooling parent
"You are making words so easy for me. You helped me look at words and sound them out."- Sophia, age 7
"We have seen huge strides in Sophia's reading ability and spelling over the past few months. Jean's teaching ability and one-on-one work with Sophia has been, without a doubt, the reason she is a more confident reader. It has been wonderful to watch."- Sophia's parents
"You read, you write. I can write now. You learn what letters are in the alphabet and what sounds they make."- Connor, age 6
"Connor's literacy skills and confidence have improved dramatically. He looks forward to sessions, especially since he sees that he has learned something new every time. I have no doubt Jean can accomplish the same things with your child."- Connor's parents