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Oct 042015
 
The Tutoring Solution's September Student of the Month - Julian De La Torre

The Tutoring Solution’s September Student of the Month – Julian De La Torre

For the month of September 2015, we selected Julian De La Torre as our Student of the Month. Julian receives his tutoring in Chino. He just started the 4th grade, at Central Language Academy in Ontario. We have been working with Julian since December 2014. He has been working with our tutor, Gale, to help improve his reading and writing skills. Julian has made great strides in his reading, writing and overall attitude about school since he began receiving tutoring. It has truly been a pleasure to see his growth. Therefore, we felt that his hard work and improved grades deserved to be acknowledged.

About half way through his 3rd grade school year, we decided to have Gale work with Julian, due to some academic struggles that he was experiencing in school. Although Julian was always an attentive, confident, and well-behaved student, he lacked motivation when it came to completing his homework assignments, because he thought them to be pointless and tedious. As a result, his grades were not as great as they could be and he had difficulty reading and writing at his grade level. Therefore, we decided we needed to intervene early on, and have him work with Gale, in order to improve his understanding and make him have a more positive outlook about learning. Having him work with his tutor, 1 to 2 hours a week, seemed to make a world of a difference.

Gale describes Julian as being a “hard worker. He has worked hard to improve his writing/reading skills. He listens well and is willing to try different approaches toward learning. Julian is an excellent student and a real pleasure to work with.” She then added, “He has a great positive attitude. Even when he felt frustrated, he never gave up and continued to work hard”. Luckily, Julian too enjoyed working with Gale from the start. Although at the beginning he was not too sure about receiving tutoring, he soon realized that, with her help, he could overcome a lot of academic hurdles that he had encountered previously. He also enjoyed the fact that Gale was able to modify her tutoring to meet his academic needs and learning style. They ended up being such a good match; they have a lot of fun during their tutoring sessions that Lupe, Julian and my mom, says she will often hear them laughing about the different stories Julian comes up with from the reading and writing activities Gale assigns him.

Due to Gale’s guidance and Julian’s openness to learning, Julian has seen great improvements. Gale said, “Julian’s understanding has definitely begun to increase. For a while he struggled in forming ideas for writing paragraphs. He also had some difficulty in pronouncing some letter sounds when reading. After a period of time, Julian has finally shown huge improvements with both subject matters.” Julian’s grades have also improved as well as his confidence and his eagerness to learn and improve. Before, Lupe used to struggle to get him to complete his homework assignments, but now, he often gets home and starts completing his assignments on his own without needing much of a push.

Thanks to the tutoring Gale has provided along with Lupe’s involvement in Julian’s education, Julian now feels confident to tackle almost anything he is presented with at school. We are excited to see how much more Julian grows and is able to accomplish. We are sure he will be able to overcome any obstacle he is presented with as long as he maintains the same attitude and continues to work hard to reach his goals.

Congratulations Julian! We are proud to call you our September 2015 Student of the Month, you deserve the acknowledgement.


 

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.

Jul 132015
 
The Tutoring Solution's June Student of the Month - Natalie Henderson

The Tutoring Solution’s June Student of the Month – Natalie Henderson

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.

Jun 152015
 

The Tutoring Solution’s May Student of the Month – Alex Torres

For the month of May 2015, we selected Alex Torres as our Student of the Month. He receives his tutoring in Chino Hills. Alex is a 7th grade student at Townsend Jr. High; we have been working with him since January 2015. He worked with our tutor Chris to help him with his science, English, math and history classes. Alex proved to be a delight to work with.

We first met Alejandro, Clarissa, and Alex Torres at the beginning of January 2015. We met with them in order to discuss their tutoring needs and to ensure that we found the best tutor possible for Alex. They expressed to us that Alex needed someone to guide him and help him with science, English and history. They needed a tutor that would be able to, not only teach, but also motivate Alex. We knew that Chris would be a great choice; after meeting Chris, the Torres agreed.

Chris and Alex got along very well from the beginning. Chris describes Alex as having a great personality, being very smart, and also as a very funny young man. He goes on to add that, although Alex has a hard time staying focused, they managed to find techniques to work around that and to ensure that he retained vital information. Chris really enjoyed his time with Alex; he loved seeing him improve his understanding of the different school subjects while learning some new techniques that will help him in his future studies.

After having worked with Alex for five months, Chris did see Alex improve in several different areas. Chris says that Alex’ grade in math improved and he also saw his understanding of science improve greatly. Nonetheless, most important of all, Alex was able to learn more effective ways of studying as well as how to pace himself when completing assignments so as to not miss any vital information and ensure that he was retaining everything he needed to successfully complete what was required of him. Chris knows that if Alex keeps working hard and uses the tools he was taught, he will continue to see improvements and he will be well on his way to achieving his academic goals. Alex is a wonderful student with great potential, he just needed someone who could guide him and help him learn how best use his energy to study and learn successfully.

Alex’ parents also noticed improvements in his understanding of the course materials as well as in his confidence in himself. They said, “Not only has Alex’ grades improved, but his outlook on studying and organization has made a great difference on him as well. Alex’ self confidence has greatly improved in school. We thank our awesome tutor Chris for a wonderful job!!! Highly recommended for any student having trouble. Chris has made a life changing adjustment in Alex’ life, Alex future academic goals look bright.” Clearly Chris was a great match for Alex’ tutoring needs. We could not be more delighted about the results that Alex and his family saw. We strive to find the best tutor for each one of our students, and it sounds like in this case, we did just that.

We could not be more pleased with our time with the Torres family; they are kind, dedicated, and very involved in Alex’ education. Thanks to their openness to work with us and their tutor and their continued hard work, Alex was able to reap the benefits of tutoring and begin to see some very essential changes in his perception of learning. We know that nothing but success awaits Alex’ academic future, as long as he continues to have the support of his parents and as long as he continues to work hard and strive to live up to his potential. Congratulations Alex! We look forward to hearing about all your future successes!

 


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.

May 152015
 
The Tutoring Solution's April Students of the Month  - Michael Leib (left) and Christian Leib (right)

The Tutoring Solution’s April Students of the Month – Michael Leib (left) and Christian Leib (right)

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.

Apr 152015
 
The Tutoring Solution’s March 2015 Student of the Month – Kylie Parrini

The Tutoring Solution’s March 2015 Student of the Month – Kylie Parrini

For the month of March 2015, we selected Kylie Parrini as our Student of the Month. Kylie receives her tutoring in Chino. She is an 11th grade student at Ayala High School. She has been with us since October 2014; she has been working with our tutor Yessenia to help her improve her understanding of Honors Algebra II. Kylie has seen great progress while working with Yessenia, which makes our job extremely rewarding.

When we were first approached by Kylie’s parents, they informed us that they wanted us to find a tutor for Kylie that could help her improve her understanding of Honors Algebra II. Like many other students, Kylie was struggling with her math class and receiving a low grade due to her lack of understanding. Kylie’s dad, Jim Parrini, said, “When (Kylie’s) tutoring first started she was barely passing with a C-.” Luckily, we found a tutor whose teaching style worked out great with Kylie’s learning style – they both seemed to hit it off right from the start.

Kylie’s tutor, Yessenia, credits Kylie’s improvement to her strong work ethic, she said, “Every time we meet, she is always ready to learn and answer her points of confusion, whether it’s from math problems from her homework or her class notes.” Kylie clearly did not lack in motivation; she simply needed a bit of guidance and to learn the necessary tools to better understand her math class. With a bit of time and patience, Kylie soon began to see the fruits of her labor. Yessenia says that Kylie has improved so much that she is now able to catch her own mistakes and correct them before Yessenia even has the time to point them out.

Yessenia has really enjoyed her time with Kylie. Not only is she proud of the academic goals Kylie has accomplished while working with Yessenia, she also values the bond, as tutor and tutee, that they have developed. Yessenia revealed that they have so much fun while learning that there are even times when they forget that the hour is up. Clearly they have found a perfect balance between learning and fun and the results (i.e. Kylie’s grades) clearly demonstrate that.

When asked about their experience with our tutoring company, Jim said, “The Tutoring Solution worked with us to find the best fit for Kylie’s learning style and the improvements have been extraordinary.” We are so grateful to be able to work with such a wonderful couple like Ruth and Jim who have worked with us every step of the way to make sure Kylie continues to succeed. Their support for their daughter has contributed vastly to her academic growth. Part of the recognition, when we nominate students of the month, is also for the parents of those students.

We are proud to announce that Kylie now has a high B in her Honors Algebra II class. Additionally, in her two most recent math tests she earned an 89% and a 92%. Although fantastic, Kylie and Yessenia are not settling for a B, they are now working towards making sure Kylie earns a B+ or an A- by the end of the school year. We are sure that is completely feasible if they continue working as they have. Congratulations Kylie! We are very proud to call you our March 2015 Student of the Month. Keep up the great work!

 


 

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.

Mar 102015
 

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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.

Feb 112015
 
The Tutoring Solution's January 2015 Student of the Month - Jonathan "Alex" Aird

The Tutoring Solution’s January 2015 Student of the Month – Jonathan “Alex” Aird

For the month of January 2015, we selected Alex Aird as our Student of the Month. He receives his tutoring in Chino Hills. Alex is a 1st grade student at Butterfield Ranch Elementary School. We have been working with him since the start of the school year. He is currently working with our tutors Jennifer and Yessenia to help him improve his reading skills. Thus far, Alex has proven to be a delight to work with.

We have been working with Alex for about 4 months now and, right from the start, we knew he was destined to be one of our Students of the Month. The tutors that have had the pleasure of working with him have said nothing but wonderful things about him. His main tutor, Jennifer, describes Alex as “a wonderful student who is always full of so much energy and joy.” She went on to say, “he never fails to bring a smile to my face. He is always so playful. Also, he is able to find so much excitement in the smallest things, which makes me so happy.” It is clear that Jennifer really enjoys working with Alex due to his contagious personality and his desire to make everyone as happy as he is.

Not only is Alex very delightful and pleasant to be around, he is also highly intelligent and hard working. Jennifer describes Alex as being “very smart and able to catch on to things very fast. His memory skill is outstanding and he is able to figure out things very quickly.”

While working together, Jennifer has seen great improvements in Alex’ reading abilities; Alex is now able to identify words a lot faster, and he is a much faster reader because of that. Jennifer says she is delighted and extremely proud by how much Alex has progressed in just a few short months. She is eager to see how much he continues to grow with her continued guidance, his positive energy, and the support of his wonderful parents.

We at The Tutoring Solution, along with Jennifer, are very proud of how much Alex has improved in such a short time span. Alex represents what can be achieved with a little bit of guidance, some hard work, and a positive outlook. He perfectly exemplifies what it means to be a Student of the Month. We want to end by saying, “Congratulations Alex!”

 


 

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.