For the month of February 2015, we selected Karen Pedraza as our Student of the Month. Karen receives her tutoring in Corona. She is a 3rd grade student at Harada Elementary School. Karen has been working with our tutor Anfal, since the beginning of the school year, to help her improve her reading skills. Thus far, Karen has made tremendous progress – we are extremely excited for her and very proud.
When we first began working with Karen, her mother expressed that she was feeling frustrated for her daughter, due to the fact that Karen was not reading at her grade level. We knew we had to assign a tutor that would not only be knowledgeable and experienced at working with students at that age level with reading, but also someone that would be patient and would make Karen feel comfortable; therefore, we assigned Anfal. Anfal turned out to be a great fit with Karen. After just a few months, Karen improved immensely and has begun to read at her grade level.
Anfal has really enjoyed working with Karen and seeing her progress. When asked how she would describe her experience while working with Karen, Anfal said, “Karen is a very sweet and kind girl, she is also a hard-worker and I see a lot of great potential in her.” Additionally, Anfal added, “I enjoy that she feels comfortable asking questions when she does not understand a word or the material presented. She has had a lot of improvement, and although she struggles with reading big words occasionally, the next time I ask her about them, she can read them quickly and clearly.”
After working together for only a few sessions, Karen soon began to see huge improvements in her reading ability. Karen went from a first grade reading level to a third grade reading level. Her tutor credits Karen’s improvement to her ability to use Anfal’s tips to become a better reader. Anfal said, “she has learned to slow down and sound out the words that she is unfamiliar with. When she reads, she is aware that she must comprehend what she is reading because she knows there will be questions that she must answer afterwards.” Anfal is very proud of Karen and she plans on helping Karen improve even more. Anfal added, “My greatest accomplishment is getting Karen’s reading level to where it should be for her grade level. My hopes are to increase her reading level far above her current reading level with lots of practice and patience.”
We could not be happier with the progress that Karen and Anfal have made while working together. It is truly outstanding how much she has improved in such a short amount of time. Clearly they work great together and we expect nothing but great things in Karen’s future. Leticia Pedraza, Karen’s mother is a great reason for Karen’s improvement, she knew to ask for help when she saw that her daughter was struggling and she has worked to make sure Karen does not miss many, if any, sessions. We are delighted to be able to work with both of them and we are extremely proud of Karen. Congratulations Karen!
If you feel that your child has improved in school, due to the tutoring they have received from us, and you would like them to be featured as our Student of the Month, please send us an email letting us know how your child has improved. We hope you can help us show how proud we are of each one of our students.
We provide tutoring in Chino, Corona, Norco, Eastvale, Chino Hills, Mira Loma, Alta Loma, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and all the surrounding cities. We have students from Sky Country Elementary, Oxford Preparatory Academy, Heritage Oak Private Education, Townsend Junior High School, Roosevelt High School, Alta Loma High School, Norco High School, Centennial High School, Chino Hills High School, Ontario Christian High School and Ayala High School.