October 2021 Students of the Month
Lily, Age 7
Lily is very special because she is enthusiastic and wants to learn new things.
When doing an assessment the example “compound word” came up. After I explained what that was and she came up with examples we now look in the reading to find compound words. She seemed interested in learning about money. We had fun with it, acting out buying and getting change. She worked hard on finding the right change and wouldn’t give up until she did.
-Margie Johnson, Volunteer Tutor
Serena, Age 11
Serena’s boundless curiosity is a marvel to behold! She’s always seeking to expand her knowledge on new and familiar topics, from astronomy to creative writing, math to interior design. It’s such a joy to witness her enthusiasm for learning.
Serena is such a fast and voracious learner—not to mention incredibly smart—that she’s found it challenging to be challenged! We’ve worked together to find advanced learning programs that meet her needs. We’ve also had fun exploring subjects that are new and interesting to her, like Shakespeare’s plays. For me, the goal is to encourage Serena to stay curious and interested in learning—the opportunities are endless for her!
-Sara Williams, Volunteer Tutor
Khalil, Age 9
Khalil is so special because he is such a warm person and sweet soul. He loves to learn and loves to share interesting facts about things he is passionate about! He loves learning about different places and sharing information about the places he reads about. He’s also an incredible artist!!
Khalil LOVES animals and wants to work with them in some capacity. I also hope he travels the world and gets to see all the places he loves to read about. I also definitely think art will play a role in his future.
-Elyse Stelford, Volunteer Tutor
Mariam, Age 12
Mariam says “My main dream for the future is to try to help to make the world a better place and to help as many people as I can. One of many hopes of which I have is to become a nurse. By doing so, I can nourish and care for the children who are the next generation. And if the next generation of people are loving, caring, and helpful, then everyone can strive for a better tomorrow.”
-Tim Bonds, Volunteer Tutor
Breenah, Age 15
Breenah is very sincere with her work. She is very determined and never gives up. She is very attentive and always strives to do her best.
Breenah was having problems with reading comprehension, so we focused on reading books in her free time. During our sessions, she started reading passages slowly and giving attention to details. Slowly she improved and now her reading comprehension has improved drastically.
Breenah loves animals and wants to become a veterinarian to help rescue dogs and animals.
-Rithvik Kotla, Volunteer Tutor
Haze, Age 12
Haze is such a positive, kind, patient, and easy-going individual. She is incredibly hardworking and demonstrates a strong desire to learn. She is never afraid to ask questions if she is struggling with a concept. I admire that she strives to be the best version of herself, work hard, and produce high-quality work. In addition, she is a talented artist, singer, and dancer!
Haze would like to be a professional artist—whether it is art, dance, or music. I am excited for Haze to further explore her interests as she continues to explore these avenues.
-Erika Lin, Volunteer Tutor
Lexi, Age 15
Lexi has the most beautiful smile, a great sense of humor, and an amazing work ethic. She frequently spends hours with me working on difficult concepts, and she is very determined to do well in school!
The pandemic was hard on Lexi, as she was often sharing a device and/or spotty Wifi with her siblings, but she is amazingly resilient and determined, and she is doing great this year at in-person school.
-Amanda Zaumeyer, Volunteer Tutor
Hailey, Age 13
Mariam is determined to learn mathematics far above her grade level and is succeeding!
Hailey shows kindness and patience when we are in our sessions. She waits for me to move presentations, images, videos when uploading may take a few moments. When family or friends are near, she speaks to them softly. Hailey has a beautiful smile which invites me into her life when the video/camera is on. Hailey lights up when she shares her school life. Hailey’s friends are important to her and she smiles when she chats about seeing them during class breaks and lunch.
-Janet Adams, Volunteer Tutor