"I wanted to let you know how grateful I am that my daughter's path crossed with yours. I think about how significant this time is in a young person's life, and how exciting it will be for her to go off to college. In thinking about the essay work she did with you, I am so thankful for the attention you paid. She had never had such one-on-one instruction, and I think your very thoughtful, gentle, and inquisitive approach to pulling her ideas out and helping her express herself was a tremendous gift to give her. I know how much she learned and benefitted from the work, and I know how much she enjoyed doing it with you. You are insightful and tuned-in, and you always made her feel that her thoughts and impressions were important."