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Jul 222014

Once again we were fortunate to be able to offer scholarships to students in our community. We love this time of year, because we get to read some very inspirational essays that remind us why we devote so much time to working with students. This year we awarded 8 scholarships; 2 main scholarships and 4 mini scholarships went to students from Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 1 scholarship went to a student from Norco College as part of our Facebook Scholarship Contest, and a mini Facebook Scholarship went to another student who also attends Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

Eleanor Roosevelt Main Scholarship Winners

Our initial intention was to award one main scholarship to a student from Eleanor Roosevelt High School; however, after reading all the amazing entries, we decided to award 2 main scholarships and 4 mini scholarships. We had the opportunity to present the 2 main scholarships at the Eleanor Roosevelt Senior Awards Ceremony on May 15, 2014. The 2 main scholarships went to Lucia Sanchez,who aspires to be a forensic pathologist in order to bring peace to families, and Morgan Craig, who aspires to be a psychologist with an emphasis in gerontology in order to help the elderly find peace during their last years of life.

Eleanor Roosevelt Mini Scholarship Winners

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The mini scholarships went to Andrea Calderon, Maria Bello Carrillo, Ching Li, and Asia Nguyen – these four young ladies also wrote very inspiring essays about their passion in life and how they will be giving back to their community. Andrea Calderon wrote about her passion for dance and her desire to become a dance teacher. Maria Bello Carrillo wrote about her desire to pursue a career in medicine and help children from underdeveloped countries. Ching Li expressed her desire to become a nurse and to help people who are in need of medical attention. Lastly, Asia Nguyen wrote about her goal to become a biomedical engineer and to make medical machines better and more accessible to everyone.


Facebook Contest Scholarship Winners

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 3.52.43 PMThis year we decided to have our Facebook Scholarship Contest again. We were thrilled with all the wonderful entries. We were happy that our Facebook friends were there to help us pick a winner, because all the essays had the potential to be winners. Keely Schemmer was voted the winner. Keely wrote a terrific essay about how she is working towards becoming a middle school music teacher. We also decided to select a second participant to receive a Facebook Mini Scholarship. We selected Mena Mekhaeel, who also wrote about his passion for music and how he aspires to pass on his love of music to others.

Thank you again to all of you who participated. We loved reading all of your essays and we are sure that each one of you will have a very successful future in whatever field you choose to follow as long as you are passionate about what you choose to do.

For the 2014/2015 school year, we plan on adding more schools to our scholarship list. We will have more information on next year’s scholarships in the coming months.
Jul 152014

The Tutoring Solution’s June 2014 Student of the Month – Warren Huang

For the month of June our Student of the Month is Warren Huang. Warren is a 6th grade student who receives his tutoring in Chino Hills. He has been working with his tutor Tra-Mi, since early April 2014. Tra-Mi has been helping him improve his writing skills. While working together for the past 4 months, Tra-Mi has seen vast improvements in Warren’s ability to organize his thoughts in a more concise and mature manner.

Tra-Mi really enjoys working with Warren because of his unique personality. When asked what it is like to work with Warren, Tra-Mi said, “I would describe Warren as a very imaginative and enthusiastic student. He has lots of personality and makes sure to show it in his work.” Warren manages to turn an activity, which other students might perceive as being dull, into an opportunity to be creative and to have his unique and fun personality show through his writing.

Not only does Warren learn in the process, but he also makes it enjoyable for himself and his tutor. Tra-Mi added, “Warren doesn’t do the bare minimum when it comes to completing his assignments, he makes sure that when the readers read his essay, they are engaged. When we work on narratives, his stories are always very creative and fun to read. Even when he’s given an assignment where he has to write about factual events, he always makes sure that he adds in some weird and interesting facts so that his essay won’t be “boring”.” Clearly Warren understands the importance of writing and keeping readers engaged.

Tra-Mi has noted vast improvements in Warren’s writing abilities. When asked how Warren has improved, Tra-Mi said, “Warren’s thoughts are more organized, he doesn’t start his sentences with conjunctions, and it’s easier to follow his train of thought in his writing now. He makes outlines before he starts writing and he edits and rewrites when it is necessary.” After working together, Warren has learned how important outlines are in order to help him organize his thoughts and ideas. Thanks to his enthusiasm and Tra-Mi’s guidance, Warren is on his way to becoming an excellent writer.

Warren and his family have been a pleasure to work with. He is a really special student who manages to brighten his tutor’s day with his unique and creative take on pretty much any topic. We look forward to continue working with Warren and seeing him continue to develop his writing skills. Congratulations Warren!


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, Eastvale, Norco, Chino Hills, Mira Loma, Alta Loma, Ontario, Corona, 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.

Jul 142014

The Tutoring Solution has been just that.. a solution for my daughters challenges with her school googlestarswork. I have been so pleased with not only the improvement in her grades while working with her tutors but also the personal attention and dedication by the owner of the company in making sure that they are doing all that they can to bring about positive results. Not only have my daughter’s grades improved in a couple of challenging subjects but her belief in herself and her abilities has increased with the knowledge of new techniques and encouraging words shared by her tutors. I think what my daughter also enjoys is the fact that her tutors really are passionate about the subjects they teach and their true commitment to giving her all the tools she needs to not only pass her classes but excel. I highly recommend The Tutoring Solution to any parent out in the inland empire area who is looking for an answer to help their child succeed in their studies and feel better about themselves. I promise you the money you spend will be well worth every penny.

- Pat Martinez (Click to view Review on Google Plus Page)

Pat Martinez’s daughter, Theresa Valdez, has been receiving tutoring with us since April 2013. We have been working with Theresa to help her gain a better understanding of Pre-Calculus and AP US History. We look forward to continue working with her in the fall of 2014.


We provide tutoring in Norco, Ontario, Eastvale, Chino Hills, Chino, Mira Loma, Alta Loma, Corona, Rancho Cucamonga and all the surrounding cities.  We have students from Sky Country Elementary, Oxford Prepatory Academy, 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.

If your child needs help in improving his or her grades, do not hesitate to contact us today.  We can help your child grow into a confident and motivated learner.  We provide tutoring in Southern California in all subjects and grade levels.

Jul 022014
Mena Mekhaeel - Winner of the Mini Share Your Passion Facebook Scholarship Contest

Mena Mekhaeel – Winner of the Mini Share Your Passion Facebook Scholarship Contest

Passion— a strong and barely controllable emotion towards someone or something. Each individual has his or her unique and captivating passion. People’s passions could be viewed as illogical or irrational by other people because it differs from their opinion or goes against social-cultural norms. That is why having a deep and affectionate zealous devotion towards someone or something is individualistic and varies from person to person. My passion is art.

Similarly to how everyone has a different passion, the idea and concept of what is considered to be art is perceived by individuals adversely. Generally, art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. However, art to me is abundant and almost anything I consider a work of art; but more specifically and significantly above all is the art of music. Music is vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. Music has the ability to alter someone’s mood in an instant, as much as a chord or a riff or a series of arpeggios can either lift an individual’s spirit and vitality, or alter their frame of mind to gather deep sentimental thoughts of self and well-being. Famous masters of music such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky were able to sway the beliefs and even the lives of people who took part in the privilege to auscultate in their harmonious and wondrous symphonies and concertos. This is but only one of the many reasons why music is my unshakable passion.

No other form of art can have such an impact on an individual’s personality, mood, state of being, or even life. Music is the universal language of all humans and even some animals such as birds and dolphins. These are just some of the reasons why music is my devoted passion. If one were to gather a 100 different people of diverse culture, ethnicity, and religion; and was to play for them a piece of music such as Beethoven’s “Für Elise” , they would all react to it the same way and answer relatively similar responses if asked the question “What is this piece of music about? What is the overseeing tone?”, that it is an emotional and heartfelt piece of music that shows love and/or sadness and occasional joy. Music, no matter what genre, age, artist, or band, always has a message throughout it. Any song old or young carries an emotional or logical substance and significance. Another reason why music is my passion is because one person can create a work of musical art, and a group of people that come together can also make a musical masterpiece. Music, unlike many other forms of art, can actively bring people together instead of driving them apart. With that being said, there are many ways music can help people in need from all walks of life.

Music is not limited to pianos and guitars, almost anything could be made a fully functioning instrument. This is another beauty of music, that anyone could make music, with even their voices and body parts. The South African tribes are a prime example of this. Music has helped them bond and grow closer together than driving them apart into secludedness from one another and hostile as they once were. If given the right ear so to say, one can compose himself or herself a piece of music, a work of art, significant to themselves or to others. I plan on using my passion to aid others in various ways. I write and compose my own music regularly; mostly a mix between classical and jazz types. From my own experience, a song written specifically for someone during a time of anguish or heartache has proven to be invaluable and emotionally uplifting. I want to compose music that people will enjoy and listen to. Music that will inspire people to do what they have always wanted to accomplish; music that will lift a person from tears of sadness to smiles of confidence. Music is my passion, and I shall help those in need with my music, friend, acquaintance, or stranger regardless.

Passion is a strong and barely controllable emotion towards someone or something. Music is vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. Music is my passion. It has shaped me into who I am and led me to develop numerous friendships and inseparable bonds with dear friends. It has formed significant relationships between people of all ages, groups of status, and nations of all differences. I will spread my love for music throughout everyone, help them with beautiful sequences of harmonics, grace notes, and arpeggios strung together to form novel and beauteous works of art. That is my true passion.

Jun 242014

Meet our 2014 Facebook Scholarship Contest Winner – Keely Schemmer.

Keely wrote a very impressive essay about her passion for music and how she is currently working towards becoming a middle school music teacher and inspiring all of her students to love music as much as she does. She really is an impressive young lady. To learn more about her, read her essay below.

Congratulations Keely!

Keely Schemmer: Winner of the $250 Facebook Scholarship Contest

Keely Schemmer: Winner of the $250 Facebook Scholarship Contest

From childhood to adolescence, I never really had many friends. Instead, I had music. Through the joys and the trials, music was always there for me. My journey with music started long before I could ever pick up an instrument or read a single note.

I am passionate about music because of its roots in who I am today. I was introduced to music when I was an infant. As I’d wander, more like waddle, into my dad’s office, I would become introduced to classic bands such as Queen, REO Speedwagon, and Billy Joel. Along with that, my dad would play piano for me and my siblings. Songs would come alive as my dad would “tickle the ivories” for us, performances that left a mark on my heart. This opened a gateway for me, as I started to gain an interest in music.

Moving along through my childhood, my older siblings played instruments in band at their schools. As they would practice, I wasn’t particularly bothered by the sounds of premature musicianship. Instead, it reignited in me a love for music. As I finally became of age to join the band at my elementary school, I signed up and was ready to begin learning how to play instruments and read music. This further set me up to be where I am today with music, inspired to be an inspiration to others through music.

Today, I have learned how to play trumpet, euphonium, trombone, tuba, guitar, bass, and piano. Through hard work and dedication, I have been able to learn these instruments, as well as music theory to explain what I am doing as I am playing them. I am currently a Worship Apprentice at Crossroads Christian Church and am working toward earning my degree in music as well as my teaching credential to share my passion with others.

On a local level, I plan on using my passion for music to give hope to middle school students. Right now, I am studying music at Norco College with the end goal of getting my AA and certificate in Music, in which I plan on transferring to Cal State Fullerton to continue my education and get my teaching credentials. What music has done for me, given me a creative outlet and an irreplaceable friend, I hope to give to others. On a broader level, I plan on using my passion for music and bringing my knowledge of music to others around the world. I believe that music ignites a deep connection to our true selves, as long as a deep connection to others as we share it with them. I am excited to be a part of the adventure that music will take me on, to the places I will embark and the to the people I will encounter there.

Jun 222014
Eleanor Roosevelt High School Student Wins Tutoring Scholarship

Eleanor Roosevelt High School Student Wins Tutoring Scholarship

All throughout my academic career, I have found my classes to be easy with the exception of two subjects: math and science. It was not that they were difficult, but rather that they were more so than perhaps English or history; they were a challenge. Once I found the trick to doing a certain equation or memorizing a fundamental idea, they became my points of interest, my passion. The challenge was enticing.

Until the spring of my junior year, I was unsure of what major I should pursue in college despite how I had the grades to go to almost any college I wanted. Upon that spring, an assignment in my online health class was to take a personality test that determined what career or major I would be suited to. The one that caught my eye and has become my goal was Biomedical Engineering. While being a career in the pursuit of helping society through technology in medical field, it also is a career concerning biology and physics, physics being an application of calculus, making it a career composing of my two passions in one.

A Biomedical Engineer can pursue to improve many things. Perhaps they can decide to improve the use of an MRI machine or that of ultrasound technology, therefore improving the accessibility and functionality of these, which would aid medics in caring for their patients. A degree in Biomedical Engineering also allows for the creation of prosthetics, which benefit those with missing limbs. They can fix machines as well as create them. In creating them, they can increase the accessibility of machines through numbers. As a Biomedical Engineer, I would seek to increase the functionality of the machines medical experts use, as well as increase the numbers through the efficiency of new machines. If enough people, not necessary everyone, worked on doing such, then that would increase the availability of health care, which is something I believe should be a necessity, not a privilege. As a Biomedical Engineer, I would use this passion of mine to help others by creating and improving the machines that are needed in the process of health care in order to increase the availability of and accessibility of health care.

Jun 222014
Eleanor Roosevelt High School Student Wins Tutoring Scholarship

Eleanor Roosevelt High School Student Wins Tutoring Scholarship

Life is about making the most out of the opportunities you are granted and I intend to use every opportunity to pursue my dream of helping children in third world countries so that health issues will not be another obstacle they have to encounter. When I help them overcome that brick wall, it will be one less thing they will have to worry about and they can have the opportunity to be successful in life. I want to be a pediatrician because the medical world interest me. There can be endless possibilities in finding cures, a cure that may save one life at a time. I am a person who will endlessly strive to help humanity and I will not leave this earth without making a positive impact.

My passion to help humanity has driven me to prepare myself in the medical field and travel to third world countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia, where medical care may be lacking. My life will be dedicated to diagnosing any diseases, providing information on how to prevent diseases and keeping children nourished and healthy. To me, a healthy child is equivalent to my entire happiness. I grew up in a community where children had access to medical aid, nutritional information, and a general well-being. I believe that every child should be allowed those same opportunities. Naturally I am aware that the broad scope of the field offers constant intellectual stimulation and challenge and therefore will require extensive studying and practice. However, my passion will drive me to succeed as I know the outcome will be healthy children. Pediatrics is the road I want to take because I will not only help our world become a better place but it will also be a single fulfilling career and an enriching experience.

Honestly I can feel the enthusiasm building up inside of me, and i know that I am capable of challenging myself in order to realize my dream. I have an open and inquiring mind that will allow me to succeed in such a rewarding vocation. I know that, in order to achieve my goals, I must push myself to further my education and overcome any obstacles I may face. I am thirsty for knowledge and the more education and experiences I am exposed to, the more opportunities I will be able to create for children, have greater control of my circumstances, and be a stronger and an effective proponent for my patients. I will vigorously pursue my aspirations to make my God proud, my family proud, and to make a positive impact on humanity. Observing how communities in third wold countries have limited access to healthcare services, but significant healthcare needs has inspired me to pursue a career in which will help diminish the problem one step at a time. In addition to my desire of assisting children, my inquisitiveness has emboldened me to excel and motivated me to explore all the viable options in the medical field. Today it is a dream, but tomorrow, that dream will be my reality.

Jun 212014
Eleanor Roosevelt High School Student Wins Tutoring Scholarship

Eleanor Roosevelt High School Student Wins Tutoring Scholarship

Growth in the human life is known to be something no one can stop, yet everyone can alter, if chose upon. It is set up in a perspective of physical and mental evolution and it usually comes natural to each person without the individual taking notice. Everyone has that one person in their life, that moment in their life, or even that passion that causes them to flourish as a person, find themselves, and find the ability to grow. For me, it happened to be dance. The art of dance not only served as a personal growth factor and contribution, it also helped realize what my passions were and motivated me towards building the future that I ultimately want.

When I sit and think of the person I was in seventh, eight, and even ninth grade, I cannot help but feel proud of the person I have broken out of. Looking back, I would have never participated in the dance class that served as the ultimate guideline to figuring out my passion. I would have never auditioned for a dance studio team, and I would have never been part of a high school performance in which the whole student boy would lay eyes on. But I did. I decided to break out of my shell and do what I like doing. I admire the person I have evolved to become because I fought for her. I fought against fast paced heartbeats, sweaty hands, and trembling feet. I fought against my comfort zone and decided to no longer hold back on experimenting life and trying new things.

It is thrilling to think that I am perfectly comfortable with performing in front of an audience and that I take pleasure in transmitting the excitement of a beat and rhythm to a public. I have grown and evolved out of a stage of introversion and have found myself. This art was also a big building block in towering my confidence. It not only set up my pleasure of performing, it also eliminated significant fears I had, like public speaking. It also lead to my ability to lead in important clubs in my school, and it all comes back to the confidence dance helped cultivate in me.

I did not have a set passion before dance came in my life. Of course, I had tried a diverse range of extracurricular activities before from basketball, soccer, Jiu Jitsu, to karate, and the list goes on. But none of them filled me like dance has. It motivated and opened my horizons to keep pursuing my education after high school. It encouraged to overcome and become a better person each day. It has made me realize that I can do anything I set my mind to. Dance has been an experience that I am mostly proud of pursuing and I am excited to continue to add on things that make me proud and continue to say that I have grown as an individual in a positive way each day.

The passion and love for dance I have has developed so much that it has reached a level of ideas about spreading this passion. I have given serious thought on even pursuing a career out of the art of teaching dance, and even if I do not end up making a career out of this passion, I still have an option to teach others with the experience I have gained so far. The art of dance has given me infinite number of benefits, options, and ideas that ultimately lead to me helping others as well as me benefitting from my talents.

Jun 212014
Eleanor Roosevelt High School Student Wins Tutoring Scholarship - Asia is pictured in the middle

Eleanor Roosevelt High School Student Wins Tutoring Scholarship – Ching is pictured in the middle

I am passionate about helping other people and taking care of people. In college, I plan to major in nursing. It was in my junior year that I came up with the decision to be a nurse. I feel that this decision came internally. I have the heart and desire to help someone when they are in pain. I believe that nursing is the career for me because it allows me to take care of people that are most in need of help. Nursing allows me to take care of people and talk to them when they have no one to talk to and at the same time I can receive joy out of it. I want to be able to help people that do not necessarily have the abilities to help themselves. When I am able to help someone, I get satisfaction knowing that I have the ability to help someone. By helping someone, I feel that I can actually contribute back to my surrounding. Another important factor that made me want to pursue in the career of nursing is because of the encouragements and support that I received form teachers and family. I know that my family is always to support me in what I do, and they will always stand by my side. Teachers are also another great support in what I want to do. Throughout my high school years, every teacher that I had was serious and passionate in what they taught. Seeing them being so passionate in their work inspires me to pursue my own career. i am passionate on taking care of those that are ill and those that feels hopeless because of their conditions. If I can just put a smile on one patient each day then I would feel mission accomplished. Taking care of patients and talking to them makes me feel that my existence has a positive impact around my surround. I want to be a nurse because it allows me to have the chance to help others when at the same time it is what I enjoy to do.