Need dissertation help from a real professor who makes you the top priority?

Get one-on-one, personalized thesis coaching from Dr. Jen Harrison, a PhD tutor with 10+ years’ experience in higher education

“I got a First Class grade and Jen is part of this achievement. 
Thank you very much, Jen!” — Milton Marcelo*

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You are a success at so many things - being a mom, being a professional, being there for your friends. So why is being a PhD student so difficult?

Writing a graduate thesis is like nothing else you’ve done. It can drain your time, resources, and energy and leave you feeling … just not good enough. 

The worst part is that everyone expects you to know what you’re doing.

Where should you even start? And why can’t your PhD supervisor just give you some clear guidance

You need someone to tell you how dissertation writing works, what to do next, and how your work measures up. You need someone who's got your back every day, with encouragement and advice when YOU need it.

The good news? You can get one-on-one PhD support that makes YOU the priority - book a Back-on-Track session to get started now.

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Usually $197 – Free if you book today.
No fee, no obligation – just three next steps to get you back on track.

How can I help you on your dissertation journey?

Reduce your confusion and uncertainty

We’ll have live sessions to work through your thesis writing and research road-blocks.

Spend less time on false starts and dead ends

I’ll provide you with continuous guidance and detailed dissertation draft feedback.

Get organized and maximize your time

We’ll set goals and action lists targeted to your graduate project and degree timeline.

Get help with the technical headache of formatting, referencing, and citation

I’ll edit your thesis manuscript for you to the style guide of your choice.

Feel more confident about your post-dissertation career

We’ll explore opportunities for professional development to help you feel better prepared.

Get on track to graduate sooner, with less debt

We’ll work together to make sure you reach your graduate degree goals on time.

Meet Dr. Jen

My name is Dr. Jen Harrison, and my job is to help you get past the dissertation finish line.

What makes me different from all the other dissertation coaches out there?

I am a real professor with genuine higher education experience

I earned my PhD in 2009 from the University of Wales, and since then I have worked in academia as a professor, writing instructor, and published researcher at a number of institutions worldwide, including the University of Wales, Birkbeck College London, and East Stroudsburg University. As well as publishing books and articles in my own field (children’s literature), I have served as an editor and reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed publications. In the past year, I have helped more than 20 graduate students successfully complete their degrees--and I can help you, too.


I’m not a big company.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t really like crowds. When you work with me, you work with ME – not a big group of coaches. You always know exactly who you’ll be seeing in a session, and who will be reviewing your work – because it will be me.


I make your well-being as well as your success a priority.

There is too much toxic pressure, competition, and burnout in academia already – I refuse to add to it. Instead, I will look out for your overall wellbeing as well as just your completion deadline – even when you don’t remember to. I'll remind you to take breaks, suggest self-care strategies, cheerlead for you at every stage, and listen when you need to have a rant or vent some frustration. Think of me as your "dissertation doula"!

“I definitely recommend [Jen] … It turns out that I got a First Class grade and she is part of this achievement. Thank you very much, Jen!”v
— Milton Marcelo (Technological University Dublin, MS Strategic Management)

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  • No credit-card sign-up
  • Just three next steps to get you back on track
  • Try me out and see what I can do to make your dissertation path a little bit easier.

If the Back-on-Track dissertation consultation session isn’t the most useful conversation about your thesis you have had, I’ll give you a week of coaching, absolutely free.

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Meet Your Coach

My name is Dr. Jen Harrison, and you can think of me as your "dissertation doula"!

  • I hold a PhD in English - I've been through the process myself and faced the challenges you are facing.
  • I'm a real Professor of English, with many years of experience in higher education. I've supervised dissertations and know how to help you meet the standard. 
  • My mission in education is to combat toxic competition and support a shift to empowerment, wellbeing, and support for students and researchers. I will always prioritize your health and happiness in academia. 
  • I'm a fully trained academic editor and author of multiple books and articles in my own field (children’s literature); I have edited/reviewed for several peer-reviewed journals. In other words, I speak the lingo.

Can I help you ace your PhD Goals? Absolutely!

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Why Trust Me With Your Dissertation Needs?

Coaching offers so much more than a quick fix.


Having someone to root for you even when you’re not feeling it can make all the difference. I look out for all my doctoral students, and your success is my top priority. Sign up and know that I’ve got your back.
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Nothing beats advice and support from someone who has been there, done that, got the t-shirt, and learned all the tricks already. Let me show you how to do the dissertation right, do it better, and do it easier.
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Meticulous Editing.

In academia, the devil is usually in the detail. I can take care of the references, citations, margins, TOC, and other finicky details for you, so you can concentrate on what matters – your research data.
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Get Started Today.

Need to know more? Not sure which package is right for you? 
Want to test how well we work together?
Book a Back-on-Track session now to get your first taste of how dissertation coaching can help you get organized, get motivated, and get past the finish line.

Usually $197, this session is free if you book today.

We’ll diagnose where you are stuck and you’ll leave the session with three clear strategies for progress –tailored just for you.

Frequently asked questions

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How Does Dissertation Coaching Work?
When you book a dissertation coaching package, you will receive a number of one-on-one virtual sessions of up to one hour at a time, in which we will discuss your progress and problems and formulate workable solutions, techniques, and strategies. 

You will also have the ability to reach out 24/7 for help or feedback. 

To help you stay on track and productive, you will receive written summaries of our sessions, which will include goals, action-items, and strategies targeted to your project. 

Finally, you will have the opportunity to request written feedback on and editing of your manuscript drafts, including corrections to your grammar, expression, formatting, referencing, and citations (depending on the package you book)
Is working with a dissertation coach “cheating”?
Absolutely not. Dissertation coaching is a recognized and validated form of support, just like any other form of coaching – from football coaching to career coaching. Working with a dissertation coach is not construed as cheating or unfair practice by the majority of institutions, although you should check with your institution’s academic integrity office if you are at all unsure. A reputable dissertation coach will not undertake any original writing or research for you, meaning that your dissertation will remain 100% your own, original work.
What academic formatting styles do you support?
I support and can edit dissertations written in a number of academic styles, including APA, Chicago, Turabian, MLA, and MHRA. As a trained academic editor, I am able to advise on both document layout and referencing/citations in these styles.
Can you help with any field of research?
Definitely. Over the years, I have coached students in all fields and areas of research, from biology, political science, and philosophy to hospitality studies, leadership and management studies, and anthropology.

I can support students working with both qualitative and quantitative data, as well as mixed-methods studies and textual analyses. I also have a research specialism in children’s literature, so if you work in the field of children’s studies, I can offer specialized content support.

Please note, however, that the coaching I provide is in writing and research techniques - I cannot provide subject-content tuition (except in children’s studies)!
Are you qualified to help me?
Absolutely! I hold a PhD from the University of Wales, as well as a teaching qualification; I have taught academic writing for many years, have trained as an academic editor, and have supervised dissertation students across many fields throughout my career. I am also a published academic with a strong research profile in my field.
What level of support will I get?
You can choose the level of support that suits you best by selecting one of my packages. From one-off problems to full-semester programs, I am happy to help you as much or as little as you like. Sessions are completely virtual, so even though I am based in northeastern PA, I can help you no matter where in the world you are based.
Can I try coaching out before I commit?
Sure! Just use one of the “Book a Back-on-Track Session” buttons anywhere on the page to book a free, no-obligation, 30-minute session with me and try out my services for yourself. We’ll start by diagnosing where you are stuck and creating a three-step “back-on-track” action plan to get you moving forward again. You can also ask any questions you might have about how coaching can help you from there on out.
What if coaching is not for me?
If you are not convinced by your Back-on-Track session, there is no obligation to book further sessions. First-time students can also withdraw from a paid package after the first paid session, no questions asked, with my full money-back guarantee.
How can I pay for my package?
Once you’ve decided to book a package, you’ll be sent a payment link. You’ll have the option to pay in full or in 4 equal interest-free installments using the Klarna payment service. For more information, see the FAQs page.
How do I know which package is right for me?
Each of my packages represents a different level of support. You should choose the package that best represents the level of support you need. If you’re not sure which package is right for you, book a Back-on-Track session – I’ll talk through your needs and goals with you and help you choose the package that’s right for you!
What does a typical coaching session look like?
A typical session in any of my packages is 1 hour long, conducted via Zoom; you will need a computer or phone equipped with a camera and microphone. When you schedule any session, you will be sent a Zoom link and password for access to a secure online Zoom session. Sessions can last for up to one hour at a time, and you can use them in whatever manner you find most helpful – from discussing your progress and mapping objectives, to receiving tuition in research strategies or even just venting about problems and frustrations (and getting some helpful advice and motivation in return!). And, if you’re feeling burned out or in a hurry, shorter sessions are also absolutely fine.
Do you help all types of graduate student?
Absolutely! I offer dissertation help to ALL students, whether you are an undergraduate, masters, or PhD student, just starting out or almost ready for your oral defense, and in any field of expertise. Still not sure? Book a Back-on-Track session to find out how I can help you.
I would like help, but my budget is tight. Can I afford this?
Yes! Think about it – the cost of a single session with me is less than the price of a romantic dinner for two, a new textbook, or a new pair of shoes. In return, you get the peace of mind of knowing you are one step closer to successfully finishing your very expensive degree. That’s a bargain, right?

Yonaton Yares

“Jennifer is very easy to work with and gets your work back well ahead of time! I am looking forward to being a client of hers for many years to come!”

Milton Marcelo

"Not only did she review grammar and spelling mistakes, but she also helped me with the flow, making sure that everything would make sense. I definitely recommend her for anyone who needs a high quality and thorough service. It turns out that I got a First Class grade and she is part of this achievement. Thank you very much, Jen."

Holly Wells

“Jen worked quickly and efficiently, communicating regularly whenever she had a question, and I appreciated her diligence and care.”

Megan Smith

“Students seem to genuinely appreciate that she cares and wants them to improve and teach them life skills to succeed. Jen's emotional intelligence is enormous and she is incredibly dedicated..”

Janice Domaschenz

"I am glad I found Jen! She helps hold me accountable and collaborates with me to set clear expectations. She offered sound suggestions that helped improve my quality of work. I love that our sessions are recorded, and I can access them anytime."
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