We adore Tess! I have to say how absolutely amazing she is with all ages of kids. I have 3 kids, ages 9-17 years and all have worked with Tess over the years. In fact, Tess is the reason my middle daughter booked Grey’s Anatomy a few years ago. My daughter had to cry at the audition and felt she did very well, but on the way home we got a call saying casting wanted to see her again, but she had to be able to cry quicker and more on command. I immediately called Tess and even though it was after 7pm she said she would meet us that night. She was amazing and figured out the trick for my daughter to make her cry…a trick that has worked time and time again over the years. Not only did she take time that night to work with my daughter, but she took time out of her busy schedule to be on set the day of filming the crying scene, in case my daughter needed her to get to that emotional state. Tess has always been more than accommodating with scheduling privates for my kids, and has often given up quality time with her own husband to make room for a last minute audition for one of my kids. She truly is an amazing asset to have in your corner of this crazy business they call “ Hollywood ”. She not only takes the time to coach the kids so that they know their lines and are ready with their sides, but she gets the kids emotionally ready for the actual audition as well. I think she is amazing and no matter what type of child you have and at what stage of their career your child may be, Tess is an asset for you to have. Young children, teenagers, and everything in between…she is a rare gem and you could only benefit from her help in your child’s future.