For the month of April 2015, we selected Michael and Christian Leib as our Students of the Month. Although we typically select one student as our Student of the Month, we decided that this month we would make an exception due to the great successes these two brothers have achieved in the past few months.
Michael and Christian receive their tutoring in Chino. Michael is a 5th grader and Christian is a 3rd grader; they both attend Lyle S. Briggs Fundamental School. They have been working with us since October 2014; they have been working with our tutor Nicole to help them improve their understanding of math and their writing techniques. Both Michael and Christian have made great strides in these past few months; we could not be prouder of these two talented young brothers.
We first met Maria, Michael and Christian’s mom, through another client we were working with. Maria first approached us because her two son’s were in need of some additional help with their math studies and their writing skills. Due to her request, and because we agreed that it would be a great match, we paired up her boys with Nicole. Right from the start it was a perfect pairing.
Nicole describes the boys as being great kids who are very deserving of praise for their enthusiasm and hard work. She describes Michael as being, “probably the most organized student I have tutored. He is very neat, which I believe helps contribute to his academic success. On top of this, Michael is very vocal when he doesn’t understand a certain subject. This is a very good trait to have because it helps me determine how much time to spend on each subject.” We recently learned from Maria, that Michael had received the honor-roll – a prestigious award given to students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher for the trimester.
Nicole describes Christian as being “a very eager learner. He listens carefully and gets so excited when he understands a subject. I believe Christian’s enthusiasm for learning is a strong contributing factor to his scholastic improvement.” We also learned that Christian received an award in school for his improvement in math.
Clearly both these boys are taking their lessons seriously and making the most of their time with their tutor – the results have been wonderful. The best part of our job is when we are able to pair up students with a tutor that is able to understand the student’s academic needs and is able to work around hiccups to help them learn and progress academically. Clearly Nicole was a great match for these boys. Maria said of Nicole, “We are thankful for Nicole. Nicole is patient, understanding, and a great tutor for our boys. We look forward to continuing to work with her.”
We asked Maria what her thoughts were on the tutoring services they had received thus far. She noted that she has seen great improvements in her son’s school performance; she said, “With your services, both of our sons are making academic progress. The boys are showing more confidence in day to day activities, especially in school. We appreciate your patience and your hard work. Thank you The Tutoring Solution and especially our sons’ tutor, Nicole.” Nicole too has noted improvements, she said, “Every week I work with Michael and Christian I observe how their understanding of the course material increases. Both boys have taken what they learned in the past and are using their previous knowledge to help them answer current problems.” She also added that due to their time together, “Michael is able to complete his assignments and explain exactly what is going.” While, Christian’s “math skills have increased enormously. Not only is he understanding math better, but he’s able to complete problems at a faster pace, which will help him on exams.” She also added that Christian’s spelling has also improved.
Nicole has really enjoyed her time working with Michael and Christian this school year. She said, “Both Christian and Michael are two of the nicest kids I have met. On top of their well manners, they are both very honest when they don’t understand a subject. This is helpful because I am able to spend more time with them focusing on what they need help with most. The boys are also very hard-working. They are focused and always finish their homework before baseball practice. This discipline, that they are learning at such an early age, will benefit them more and more as they grow up.”
Congratulations to Michael and Christian! You are both very deserving of this nomination. You are a pleasure to work with. We hope to be able to continue to work with you and see you both achieve more of your academic goals. Thank you for letting us be a part of your academic journey.
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 Corona, Norco, Eastvale, Chino Hills, Chino, 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.