testimonials

  • “Dr. Winston was my first college counselor that I met with and I learned a lot more than I thought I would. She helped me prepare myself in order to start my college application process. I learned exactly what I need to get done and when I need to get it done by. She opened my eyes into seeing that I can go to college by improving my transcript which is something that I thought was too late for. Overall, she was a very welcoming and easy to talk to person who works in a very friendly environment After I complete what she asked me to do, I will most definitely make another appointment to follow up on my application process.”
    “Dr. Winston was my first college counselor that I met with and I learned a lot more than I thought I would. She helped me prepare myself in order to start my college application process. I learned exactly what I need to get done and when I need to get it done by. She opened my eyes into seeing that I can go to college by improving my transcript which is something that I thought was too late for. Overall, she was a very welcoming and easy to talk to person who works in a very friendly environment After I complete what she asked me to do, I will most definitely make another appointment to follow up on my application process.”
    Emiri U.
  • “This is a fantastic place for high school student who want to get in a good college. Dr. Rachel will help you get in the best college where you want to go.”
    “This is a fantastic place for high school student who want to get in a good college. Dr. Rachel will help you get in the best college where you want to go.”
    Stark K.
  • “Dr. Winston is an awesome teacher and a great mentor.”
    “Dr. Winston is an awesome teacher and a great mentor.”
    Tehmina H.
  • “Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You won’t believe it, but I just got accepted to two more schools and five of them are with scholarships.”
    “Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You won’t believe it, but I just got accepted to two more schools and five of them are with scholarships.”
    Nicky A.
  • “Before I was accepted early decision to Columbia, I did not think it was possible. Now that I am a freshman and meeting my fellow students, I can tell you that working with you on the essays was the key to my application standing out.”
    “Before I was accepted early decision to Columbia, I did not think it was possible. Now that I am a freshman and meeting my fellow students, I can tell you that working with you on the essays was the key to my application standing out.”
    Carlo O.
  • “I am attending Penn because of Dr. Winston and I cannot express how thankful I am for this
    opportunity.”
    “I am attending Penn because of Dr. Winston and I cannot express how thankful I am for this
    opportunity.”
    Ariela O.
  • “Excellent essay support and college admissions information!”
    “Excellent essay support and college admissions information!”
    Robert H.
  • “I am so excited about starting college in the fall. I owe it all to Dr. Winston’s sage advice, amazing patience, and profound wisdom.”
    “I am so excited about starting college in the fall. I owe it all to Dr. Winston’s sage advice, amazing patience, and profound wisdom.”
    Marissa K.
  • “Dr. Winston has altered the path of my educational route to what has been the most positive, up lifting and personally enriching route I could have ever embarked on. I am so happy I found Dr. Winston and would recommend her to anybody who has an interest in gaining the most of your educational potential. Thank you Dr. Winston!”
    “Dr. Winston has altered the path of my educational route to what has been the most positive, up lifting and personally enriching route I could have ever embarked on. I am so happy I found Dr. Winston and would recommend her to anybody who has an interest in gaining the most of your educational potential. Thank you Dr. Winston!”
    Albert F.
  • “I completely trust Dr. Winston’s advice and would recommend her to anyone.”
    “I completely trust Dr. Winston’s advice and would recommend her to anyone.”
    Jinyang C.
  • “If I have any questions, Dr. Winston is always there to help. Throughout the application process, there was nobody I trusted more to help me with the applications, essays, and choices. The East Coast college road trip was unforgettable.”
    “If I have any questions, Dr. Winston is always there to help. Throughout the application process, there was nobody I trusted more to help me with the applications, essays, and choices. The East Coast college road trip was unforgettable.”
    Bowen L.
  • “Dr. Winston is brilliant, passionate, and remarkable. With her help I was accepted to 12 colleges and was offered scholarships at many of the schools.”
    “Dr. Winston is brilliant, passionate, and remarkable. With her help I was accepted to 12 colleges and was offered scholarships at many of the schools.”
    Chencheng X.
  • “Dr. Winston is the most extraordinary person I have ever met. She opened my eyes to possibilities I never imagined for myself.”
    “Dr. Winston is the most extraordinary person I have ever met. She opened my eyes to possibilities I never imagined for myself.”
    Michelle T.
  • “Rachel Winston literally changed the course my life in the most amazing way. I could never thank her enough.”
    “Rachel Winston literally changed the course my life in the most amazing way. I could never thank her enough.”
    Sam M.
  • “Thank you! Attending Harvard is more amazing than I imagined. I owe it all to you!”
    “Thank you! Attending Harvard is more amazing than I imagined. I owe it all to you!”
    Joey H.
  • “Dr. Rachel Winston is an amazing educator and person! She helped my sister on her path to UCLA 10 years ago, and she started working with me two years ago. She is very intelligent, organized, and efficient. When I was applying for colleges and thinking about my future I was extremely confused. I didn't know which path I wanted to take. However, with her guidance, I found out which direction I wanted to go in and she helped me develop a plan to reach my goals. She has so much wisdom and I always trust her advice. I highly recommend her!”
    “Dr. Rachel Winston is an amazing educator and person! She helped my sister on her path to UCLA 10 years ago, and she started working with me two years ago. She is very intelligent, organized, and efficient. When I was applying for colleges and thinking about my future I was extremely confused. I didn't know which path I wanted to take. However, with her guidance, I found out which direction I wanted to go in and she helped me develop a plan to reach my goals. She has so much wisdom and I always trust her advice. I highly recommend her!”
    Jasmin J.
  • “I am so thankful for the opportunity to seek help at Lizard. Everyone was friendly and supportive. I especially want to thank Rachel for her generosity. She has inspired me to become the best I can be, in a realistic way. The opportunities are endless. All I have to do is dream and seek them. Thanks Lizard!”
    “I am so thankful for the opportunity to seek help at Lizard. Everyone was friendly and supportive. I especially want to thank Rachel for her generosity. She has inspired me to become the best I can be, in a realistic way. The opportunities are endless. All I have to do is dream and seek them. Thanks Lizard!”
    Jessica G.
  • “Dr. Rachel Winston is an amazing and interesting person with an unbelievable amount of wisdom and insight into almost everything. She makes it a priority to get to know you and understand the things you want to pursue. I am always greeted with hugs and lots of sweets.”
    “Dr. Rachel Winston is an amazing and interesting person with an unbelievable amount of wisdom and insight into almost everything. She makes it a priority to get to know you and understand the things you want to pursue. I am always greeted with hugs and lots of sweets.”
    Emily Y.
  • “Doctor Winston, I finished my last test, and I think I passed the class. I remember like yesterday being in basic algebra about 4 years ago, looking forward at all the calc classes thinking, wow I have a long way to go just to get there, and I don't know if I can pass them when I even do get there. Well here I am! I want to tell you something now that you aren't my teacher....well maybe I will come take statistics with you... but you are such a wonderful person. I have never ever ever ever seen a teacher who cares so much about her students and them completing their education like you do. It's like its not just a job to you, it is your mission in life to assist people in bettering their lives and get an education. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed your classes and I will miss all the fun discussions and not knowing what you would throw at us next week! Your videos were wonderful and I cannot thank you enough for all of the time and encouragement you gave me. You truly motivated me to push myself to get through the class. With your extremely long list of academic achievements, you could have easily laughed at us and said, this stuff should come easy to you, but you didn't care, you were always there to help with any questions no matter how silly they were. You are not just a professor, you influence peoples lives for the better. Thank you so much Dr. Winston and I will shoot you a line and let you know how my further studies are going. I know you would be excited to hear if I got my bachelors degree. the academic world is truly going to suffer when you retire. I will stop by and say hi if I am at Cerro Coso in the near future. Thanks so much! talk to you soon”
    “Doctor Winston, I finished my last test, and I think I passed the class. I remember like yesterday being in basic algebra about 4 years ago, looking forward at all the calc classes thinking, wow I have a long way to go just to get there, and I don't know if I can pass them when I even do get there. Well here I am! I want to tell you something now that you aren't my teacher....well maybe I will come take statistics with you... but you are such a wonderful person. I have never ever ever ever seen a teacher who cares so much about her students and them completing their education like you do. It's like its not just a job to you, it is your mission in life to assist people in bettering their lives and get an education. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed your classes and I will miss all the fun discussions and not knowing what you would throw at us next week! Your videos were wonderful and I cannot thank you enough for all of the time and encouragement you gave me. You truly motivated me to push myself to get through the class. With your extremely long list of academic achievements, you could have easily laughed at us and said, this stuff should come easy to you, but you didn't care, you were always there to help with any questions no matter how silly they were. You are not just a professor, you influence peoples lives for the better. Thank you so much Dr. Winston and I will shoot you a line and let you know how my further studies are going. I know you would be excited to hear if I got my bachelors degree. the academic world is truly going to suffer when you retire. I will stop by and say hi if I am at Cerro Coso in the near future. Thanks so much! talk to you soon”
    Chase H.