"To my friends at OpenBook: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
"Shawn helped me brainstorm great ideas for all of my admissions essays that really helped tell my story. There is no doubt it's what helped me get into school."
"With their admissions help, I got into my top five schools: Virginia, Georgetown, William and Mary, George Washington, and Pepperdine."
Great Falls, VA
"Thank you for making my last two years of high school so much more manageable. I couldn't have done it without you!"
"Ms. Shawn was instrumental in our son's academic progress over the last four years. She taught him how to get organized and how to study. Today, he is a better student because of it."
"OpenBook helped prepare me for my SAT and worked with me on my college essays, both of which helped me get into Cornell. I couldn't have done without you!
"We had a great experience with their one-on-one SAT and ACT programs. They were very accommodating with scheduling times that worked for us and were very thorough in my daughter's prep."
"Both my son and daughter have been working with OpenBook for the past three years and have come away with better scores, better grades, and a new outlook on school. We couldn't be happier."
"Shawn, Seb -- I can't thank you enough for everything you have done for Andrew. He has come so far in such a short period of time because of you and your hard work. You both are life-savers!"
"Just wanted to let you know that Randi got into all nine schools that she applied to! I know that your help on the essays made all the difference. They were fabulous!"
"We so appreciate all your help with SAT prep and have referred you to all of our friends and neighbors. Thank you again."
"Ms. Shawn has been my tutor since 5th grade and I am now a transfer student on my way to UVA. She was there every year for me and without her encouragement, I wouldn't be where I am."
South Riding, VA
"I needed help to get through my AP World history class. There was so much information and I was really overwhelmed and studying the wrong things. OpenBook fixed that and got me on track."
"OpenBook helps me with homework, projects, and papers. I call them whenever I need help. We get it done quickly and I get great grades.”
South Riding, VA
"Brian had D's and F's when he first came to you six months ago. With your help every week, his turnaround has been remarkable -- he is ending his year with all A's and B's."
"OB has helped my child with his math, science, and English classes this year and he's going to get all A's for the very first time. These people are really good."
"Without Shawn's help, my test scores wouldn't have been nearly as good as they were. English doesn't come easily to me but she explained everything in a way that made sense."
"I wish I would have found you sooner -- thank you for all your dedicated help."
"I spent two years with OB doing homework, studying for tests and quizzes, getting writing help, doing SAT prep, and eventually getting help with my college essays. And there's no way I could have done it alone. Thank you again!"
"My two sons worked with both Seb and Shawn for academic help, SAT/ACT prep, and college admissions and I could not be more grateful to have had their help and guidance. Thank you again so much!"
"Clark is super smart and helpful. I ask a ton of questions and he doesn't make me feel embarrassed like my teacher does. He has helped me so much in Chemistry this year."
"We used OpenBook for help with our daughter's college planning. Shawn sat down with all three of us and mapped out a plan for us that worked. Thank you!"
"Seb is a good dude and really helped me with my English SAT prep. I'd highly recommend him."
"Before I was in class, I had no idea what I was doing on the SAT. They taught me so much in a short period and gave me so much confidence that I raised my score over 200 points."
"I spent a lot of time studying with Seb for my SAT. He was so patient and really helped me get the score I needed to get into JMU. I would highly recommend him for test prep and college admissions essays."
"I was dreading getting started with my applications but once I got direction from OpenBook, it all became so much easier. They walked me through the entire process and helped get me into school."
"Thanks again for all of your hard work and for getting me into school!"
"Shawn got my English ACT score up from a 25 to a 32 in three months. She told me what to look for and how to see the clues. I also learned proper grammar!"
"I was referred to OpenBook by a friend and am so happy that I was. My boys both prepped with OpenBook and ended up doing so much better because of the help they received."
"I started working with OpenBook when I was in seventh grade and have been with them ever since. They are wonderful instructors and great people. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone."
"I studied with Seb twice a week for a year and a half for my SAT and it was so worth it. Thanks for helping to get me into William & Mary!"
"Ms. Sell helped me prepare for my SATs, raised my score, worked with me on my applications, and got me into UCLA."
"With Shawn's guidance, my son not only raised his GPA but also improved his ACT and SAT scores."
"In my opinion, there is no one more more helpful with college admissions in our area -- Shawn is simply the best."
"Shawn is an invaluable college admissions resource and was instrumental in getting both of my children in Virginia Tech. I can't say enough good things about her and what she has to offer."
"After struggling for years with reading and writing, my daughter finally got someone who could teach her how to do it. Shawn was amazing."
Round Hill, VA
"Shawn is a miracle-worker when it comes to college essays and we are so grateful for all of her help. Thank you again!"
Tyson's Corner, VA
"Both my son and daughter prepped for their SATs with OpenBook via their in-home program. Sebastian and Clark were very flexible with their schedules to accommodate our family's busy schedule. They made it so easy."