We’ll work together to make sure you reach your goals on time
Need dissertation help right now?
Get back on track with one-on-one coaching from Jen Harrison,
a PhD with 10+ years’ experience
Who knew that being a grad student would be so difficult? Writing a dissertation isn’t easy, and sometimes you just need a little extra help.
It can be overwhelming getting your first chapter or proposal draft back, only to find it covered in feedback you were not expecting and have no idea how to tackle.
Maybe you’ve been told you need to…
Change your theoretical framework?
Come up with a stronger research design?
Create a more comprehensive literature review?
Formulate more specific research questions?
All of the above?
Where should you even start? To get this thing done, you need some support.
The trouble is, you’re all tapped out. Your supervisor is too busy. Your tutoring center is underfunded and short-staffed. And your peers are just as stuck as you. Without some expert help, all your enthusiasm may end in the dreaded (and expensive) ABD.
The good news? Expert help is available NOW. You can get one-on-one support to make your current draft perfect. All you have to do is book.
How can I help you on your dissertation journey?
Eliminate your confusion and uncertaintyWe’ll have live sessions to work through your writing and research road-blocks
Reduce the time you spend on false starts and dead endsI’ll provide you with continuous guidance and detailed draft feedback
Get organized and maximize your timeWe’ll set goals and action lists targeted to your project and timeline
Avoid the technical headache of formatting, referencing, and citationI’ll edit your manuscript for you to the style guide of your choice
Feel confident about your post-dissertation career
We’ll create action plans and explore opportunities for professional development to help you feel better prepared
Graduate sooner, with less debt
Why Trust Me With Your Dissertation Needs?
Student reviews confirm that coaching helps.
Every one of my students has graduated successfully.
“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!”
— Milton Marcelo (Technological University Dublin, MS Strategic Management)
Try it now, for free.
One totally free taster session
So you can see what I can do for you.
Just hands-on, practical help, right now.
Meet Your Coach
My name is Dr. Jen Harrison, and my job is to help you get past the dissertation finish line.
Can I help you finish your dissertation successfully? Absolutely!
Your no risk, no obligation, free session.
Your first session is 100% free:
Try me out and see what I can do to make your dissertation path a little bit easier.
If this discovery call isn’t the most useful conversation about your dissertation you have had, I’ll give you a week of coaching, absolutely free.
What People Are Saying
“Students seem to genuinely appreciate that she cares and wants them to improve and teach them life skills to succeed.”
— Megan Smith
“Jen worked quickly and efficiently, communicating regularly whenever she had a question, and I appreciated her diligence and care.”
“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!”
— Yoni Yares
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 via Slack (an instant messaging platform) in your own private channel, 24/7, for more urgent 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. If you book the “Fairy Godmother” or “Drill Sergeant” coaching package, document copyediting in these styles is included – so I will do the hard work for you!
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 also offer specialized content support. Please note, however, that I cannot provide subject-content tuition (unless you work in the field of 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 Your Free Session” buttons anywhere on the page to book a free, no-obligation, 30-minute session with me and try out my services for yourself.
What if coaching is not for me?
If you are not convinced by your free first session, there is no obligation to book further paid sessions. You can also withdraw from a paid package at any time, 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 an invoice via PayPal. You won’t need a PayPal account to pay – any credit card will work! You can also choose to pay in increments – just ask!
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 free 30-minute consultation – 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 free 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?
What if this service is not for me?
Coaching offers so much more than a quick fix.
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 it right, do it better, and do it easier.
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Having someone to root for you even when you’re not feeling it can make all the difference. I look out for all my students, and your success is my top priority. Sign up and know that I’ve got your back.
In academia, the devil is usually in the detail. I’ll give you the push you need to increase your grades, get published, and fully stock your academic CV.