Learning: A Lifelong Adventure
Welcome to InSight Learning, based in downtown Medfield, Massachusetts.
Lisa knows that success is not about numbers: it’s about finding your passion and following it, enjoying each step of the way, and recovering the love of learning we all had as young children. Her mission is to help you discover and accomplish your goals with authentic joy.
She understands that many students have anxiety about tests, interviews, and applications, so she have created a wide range of offerings that help you manage stress mindfully until you can leave it behind. The same applies to parents, who rightfully worry about their children navigating the academic road to a successful and fulfilling professional life in these complicated times. Lisa helps families reduce and enjoy self-discovery in completing even the most mundane aspects of school and college applications.
Lisa E. Paige, PhD
A first-gen graduate of Harvard University, where she was a scholarship student, InSight founder Lisa Paige brings a bit of nerdiness and and a lot of zeal to all of her endeavors. In addition to her AB degree in German Studies, (German language, art, literature, music, history and lifestyle being a lifelong passion), she holds her a PhD from Bryn Mawr in English & American Literature; recently, she completed post-doc work in Positive Psychology and in Writing for Young Adults, and in 2014 she completed graduate level coursework in Expressive Writing. She keeps up her fluency in German and never completely stops trying to acquire Russian. Learning is her way of life.
Lisa moved back to the Greater Boston area in 2012 after 25 years in academia, publishing, and government in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Before opening inSight in 2015 (originally DBA as Last Paige Education in Norwood, MA), she tutored students in math, writing, SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, HPST, and the GRE, and coached them for college admissions, at leading education firms in Cambridge, Concord/Acton, and Westwood. Her results-oriented coaching of the personal essay had helped students boost applications to the best colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
Not being a 1%-er, for 20 years Lisa chose to give back to Harvard by serving as an alumni interviewer and representative in Central PA, helping her alma mater continue to add diversity and intellectual voracity to their student body. In the 1990s, she founded the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Central Pennsylvania, and in 2013-14 served as President of Harvard Women, advocating for prevention of on-campus sexual assault at Harvard and beyond.
NOTE: Working hard to improve test scores is NOT akin to gaming the system. It improves self-confidence and expands problem solving skills, as well as allowing students to show admissions that they are willing to work hard to conquer challenges.
When not inspiring students to follow their passions with vigor and determination and/or advocating for her students, Lisa enjoys time with her family and friends (human and animal), especially while traveling, but also at home on Populatic Pond, Franklin.