For the month of June 2015, we selected Natalie Henderson as our Student of the Month. Natalie receives her tutoring in Chino Hills. She will be starting the 12th grade, in the fall, at Chino Hills High School. We have been working with Natalie since early March 2015. She worked with our tutor Karen, to help improve her understanding of Algebra II. Natalie has been such a wonderful student to work with.
We first began working with Natalie in early March of this year. Marion and Natalie reached out to us for help because they realized that if they didn’t, Natalie was in danger of failing her Algebra II class. Marion said, “After receiving a “D” on the first semester report card of her junior year in Algebra 2, and starting off the second semester with yet another “D”, we realized we needed more help; quickly”. They sought out help and our company was referred to them by a friend. After learning a bit more about Natalie’s tutoring needs, we decided to pair her up with Karen, because we knew Karen was a patient and kind tutor and that she excelled in higher level math. They seemed to be a great match; Karen and Natalie instantly hit it off.
Marion described her experience with Karen as being a pleasant one. She said, “Karen was always prompt and very friendly. She was flexible enough to keep up with our crazy schedule, sometimes even coming to our home in the evening, for tutoring, on very short notice”. Similarly, Karen too enjoyed working with Natalie and Marion. She described Natalie as being “a passionate, determined, and disciplined student on and off the court”. They both worked well together, because they shared a common goal, which was to help Natalie excell in Algebra II in order to improve her grade and make sure she was able to continue taking part in her high school’s basketball team.
Karen described Natalie as a bright student who is fun and easy to work with. Karen credits Natalie’s improved understanding to her ability to ask questions when she was unsure about something. Similarly, Marion described Natalie as a “good student, with A’s and B’s usually”; she said Natalie has good work habits, but that seemed to struggle with math. She went on to say that Natalie simply needed some assistance and a new take on how to interpret Algebra II. She believes that Karen was a good fit because of her patient and understanding nature. Marion added, “I liked the fact that she often asked Natalie questions, knowing that if Natalie could explain it to her, she knew how to do it”.
Thanks to their time working together, and Natalie’s strong desire to succeed, Natalie did see improvements in her Algebra II grade. Karen said, “During our tutoring sessions, we would focus on the concepts and formulas that were being applied in her homework assignments in order to get a better understanding of the material. Through this focus, I saw a positive change in her quiz and test results, which makes me proud as her tutor”. Karen added that Natalie acquired the tools to work independently on much of her homework, without needing too much guidance. Marion also noticed improvements in her daughter’s understanding and grades; she said, “Natalie worked her way up to a C+ before finals. We were all nervous when it came to finals, hoping she would be able to at least maintain that C. But imagine our surprise and excitement when she ended up with a B- as her final grade!” Clearly, Natalie exceeded hers Marion’s expectations and performed even better than they thought she would on her Algebra II final.
We are thrilled with Natalie’s substantial accomplishment in such a short period of time. Clearly Natalie just needed a bit of guidance and some one-on-one time with a knowledgeable tutor to help her succeed in her Algebra II class. We are very happy that we were able to be part of the process and that we had the opportunity to work with Marion and Natalie. We want to say congratulations to Natalie! We look forward to working with you again in the near future and helping you achieve all 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 Chino, Norco, Corona, Chino Hills, Eastvale, 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.