Tag: Students of the Month

Aug 2

Students of the Month – August 2016

Skid Row Learning Center

Melodie, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Melodie, 10th Grade. Having students return to the Skid Row Learning Center(SRLC) is a bittersweet, mixed bag since we always hope that students that leave us find permanent housing and ensuing stability and success. Upon a student’s return, we never know whether to expect a downtrodden student or a resilient one. July’s Student of the Month, Melodie, is definitely the latter. Three and a half years away from the academic assistance and positive role models at the SRLC left Melodie far behind in her studies. However, she came back prepared to take advantage of everything School On Wheels has to offer.

Melodie has been walking into the SRLC with a big smile on her face ready to tackle the day’s academic assignments and eager to use all the resources at her disposal. For example, Melodie quickly learned to divide during one online tutoring session, which will help her tremendously in high school and life beyond. One final example of Melodie’s resilience and resourcefulness is her stellar art project where she had to illustrate a food chain in 3 dimensions, which she did with characteristic panache (as shown above and to the left).

Brian Lopez, Skid Row Learning Center Instructor

Region 5 – Hollywood, Silverlake, Pasadena

Highland Park boys group home, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Highland Park boys group home. Here is what Cameron writes: I started off feeling very nervous about taking on the responsibility of being a tutor and meeting new kids. However, I decided to take tutoring as a challenge to better the lives of others and to conquer my own nervousness, One of the really great moments we had together was playing basketball in their backyard. I saw the kids not as students but as normal teenagers. Carlos, was one student I focused on particularly. Overall, I saw a massive improvement in Carlos’s ability to recognize certain words; he learned to break down words he didn’t know and figure them out unassisted. Finally, I feel that, overall, my experience as a tutor made me a better person and helped others.

Alex writes:
I started tutoring last fall. Up until then, I’d been shy and slow to get into conversations much less tutor kids in a group home. As I felt more comfortable, I became more invested in the boys and their futures. Each day tutoring them was another chance to provide an opportunity for success, to give these kids a shot at meeting their own goals.

Cameron Riefe, Alex Riefe, Tutors

Region 6 – Inland Empire

Cameron, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Cameron, 7th Grade. Having a student like Cameron is every tutor’s dream. When we first met, he was reading below his grade level. As we progressed through each lesson, he surprised me with his unique insight on the way the world works and his maturity. Conversation with him is never dull. Although he occasionally has trouble focusing, Cameron is a quick and curious learner. They say reading is food for the soul, but I find that Cameron experiences the world differently. His sagacity, intelligence, and interests are rooted in interaction and hands-on experience. Often we find time to discuss and dismantle the intricacies of sports, history, and the world around us.

Angela Zhang, Tutor

Region 8 – Ventura County

Cari, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Cari, 5th Grade. I am so pleased with my student Cari. She is a bright little girl with strength of will and a challenge for many. It is wonderful that she and her Mom really count on my presence each week. They both show their appreciation which makes my work so rewarding. I hope to prepare her for what she will encounter in 5th grade so that she will shine.

Cari enjoys reading and writing, and from time to time, she enjoys volunteering at a local pet store. When she grows up, Cari would like to save animals with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Eileen Speer, Tutor

Region 10 – South Orange County

Justice, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Justice, 3rd Grade. Justice is an outgoing, intelligent, and highly perceptive student. He has worked hard and is making nice progress in the short time we’ve worked together. In our tutoring sessions, he actively participates, shares his opinions, and explains his thought process when asked. What strikes us most about Justice is how he is very comfortable expanding upon almost ANY topic of discussion. He likes to share examples and animated demonstrations on a wide range of subjects, which makes our time together much more interesting and fun. Justice brings plenty of energy to our sessions, and he’s not shy about liking a little reward for a job well-done. Though only in 3rd grade, Justice will likely achieve whatever he sets his mind to!

Brandon Mann, Tutor

Region 12 – North Orange County

Heaven, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Heaven. I am very glad to have Heaven as one of my students. She comes into tutoring sessions with a smile and a desire to learn. With every session, Heaven continues to strengthen her grasp of all academic concepts. It was great to see her so excited to learn about Newton’s second law of motion and conduct a science experiment using a K’Nex roller coaster set. It has been such a pleasure and privilege to have been given the opportunity to observe Heaven’s academic growth.

Matthew Young, Tutor

Online Tutoring

Micah, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Micah, 9th Grade. It has been a pleasure to serve as Micah’s tutor and to be part of his support system. Since our first online tutoring session in April, Micah has blossomed in his understanding of many key foundational concepts in mathematics, such as counting, addition, subtraction, and now in multiplication. We are yet to tackle division! One of my key success stories tutoring Micah is his increased willingness to ask questions and to question what I teach him. Students like Micah, despite their difficult home life benefit immensely from consistent academic support and mentorship.

Ian Chan, Online Tutor

Jul 1

Students of the Month – July 2016

Skid Row Learning Center

Dayeli, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Dayeli, 4th Grade. Once in a blue moon, you come across a student who embraces learning with her whole soul. June’s Student of the Month, Dayeli, is one such special occurrence. Her stint at School On Wheels appeared inauspicious since she came into the learning center with virtually zero English ability. Unperturbed, Mr. Ryan and I used our bilingual skill set and Duolingo to teach her English and math. She soaked up both subjects like a sponge with the most infectious enthusiasm I’ve ever seen. Accordingly, I feel delighted to share my experience of Dayeli with anyone willing to hear about this radiant, diligent girl.

Brian Lopez, Skid Row Learning Center Instructor

Region 1 – East LA

Diego, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Diego, 2nd Grade. When I first met Diego, we had a one on one reading and Arts and Crafts session. Just five minutes into our first session, he decided he was done and wanted to leave. For the next week I researched day in and day out how to keep him engaged. Every week I applied a new technique; just a few weeks ago, he stayed involved through our entire session for the first time. We built windmills out of paper and pencils. He was so excited that he built two!

Wendy Rodriguez, Tutor

Region 3 – Westside

Derryon, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Derryon, 1st Grade. Derryon is 6 years old and has just finished kindergarden. He is such a pleasure to work with! In his own words: “I am nice and cool and awesome! I work hard. I like being people’s friend.” He is also an amazing dancer and singer! These past months we worked on reading and numbers. As a reward for Derryon being such a good student, we’ve also gone on a field trip to watch “Finding Dory” with his older sister Dakota and her tutor Tom. It has been nothing but a joy tutoring Derryon, and I’m so happy to see him getting more curious about learning with each session!

Zhanna Guzhavina, Tutor

Region 5 – Hollywood, Silverlake, Pasadena

Tyler, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Tyler, 6th Grade. Tyler is very bright, perceptive, and quick to get a concept when it is explained well. He is a perfect example of a student with a lot of ability who sometimes needs a little extra help staying motivated. Sometimes Tyler wasn’t so into tutoring, but we try to talk his feelings through and see what we can do to make the sessions work better. I have found him to be a delight: he is by turns hilarious, cool, sensitive and insightful. He has many interests outside of school, and our main progress has been in getting him to turn more of that focus on his schoolwork. His reading and writing seem to have improved a lot since we first started working together, which has been nice to see.

Patrick Anderson, Tutor

Region 7 – San Fernando Valley

Camryn, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Camryn, 8th Grade . Camryn is such a kind, loving, giving, bubbly and charismatic spirit. She can light up any room she walks into and start conversations with just about anyone. The day we first met, Camryn told me how much she loves animals and plans to be a vet after she finishes college. Camryn also loves sports! She is definitely an athlete but volleyball is her favorite sport. One of my favorite things about Camryn is her resilience. No matter what, Camryn will always try her best and she never gives up. Her toughness is something I look up to. I could not ask for a better student and I am truly blessed to be a part of her life and to have her in mine.

Darien Onori, Tutor

Online Tutoring

Tyler, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Tyler, 5th Grade. What I realized about Tyler is something I see often in students who are fidgety and seem distracted in my own classroom: he is so smart that he probably found a lot of the work boring! I figured that rewarding Tyler with his beloved Captain Underpants was a way to motivate him to get through the boring but necessary homework and I saw a lot of improvement.I was touched to hear that he had read the entire Captain Underpants book that same night and then lent it to a friend. ) We did some timed reading passages in a workbook. Tyler liked setting the timer and trying to break his previous records. He is SUCH a fast yet careful reader. Tyler is also a talented artist. With some leftover time during an in-person session, I asked him to draw me something, and he obliged with the villain from Captain Underpants (see photo).

Finally, while going through Tyler’s backpack for the end-of-year clean-out, we came across a perfect attendance award. That is no easy feat for anyone, but it’s especially remarkable for a student in his situation. Tyler brings so much creativity, sensitivity and energy to everything he does and I feel lucky to get to know him better and to work with him every week. I could see him having his own popular comic strip one day!

Elizabeth Vitanza, Online Tutor

Jun 1

Students of the Month – June 2016

Skid Row Learning Center

Zah’majai, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Zah’majai, 5th Grade. When I first read Zah’majai’s name, I thought about how difficult it was going to be to remember this student’s name. There appeared to be too many vowels and syllables for me to keep it in my working memory. However, Zah’majai quickly became memorable for his exemplary behavior and thirst for knowledge. In terms of Zah’majai’s comportment, you couldn’t ask for a better student; he’s so polite in tone and diction and works hard at both homework and digital learning tasks. Moreover, his insatiable love of learning results in a positive tutoring experience for Zah’majai and every tutor he has ever worked with. For these two reasons, Zah’majai has earned the well-deserved distinction of Student of the Month for the month of June.

Brian Lopez, Skid Row Learning Center Instructor

Region 1 – East LA

Jordan, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Jordan, 7th Grade. Working with Jordan was a challenge in the beginning but he has progressed so much in the short time that I have tutored him. When we started working together, he wasn’t interested in studying; so I found out what his interests are and used this knowledge to motivate him. He especially enjoys our science experiments! I appreciate the trust we’ve built together. Jordan is an amazing student!

Destiny Mendez, Intern

Region 2 – South LA

Leonell, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Leonell, 3rd Grade . Leonell is the Student of the Month in Region 2 because he works really hard. He is a very fun and energetic boy with a big imagination. After five months of tutoring him, Leonell received an award for most improved student in mathematics. Tutoring Leonell has been a rewarding experience, I hope to be with School on Wheels for a very long time!

Rihana Noorzayee, Tutor

Region 3 – Westside

Latoya, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Latoya, 3rd Grade. Latoya and I split our time between language arts and math, always saving a few minutes to talk about her day and for “library time”, when I lend her a few books to take home for the week. It has been so rewarding, watching her this year as she became stronger and stronger in math and really worked hard to learn her multiplication tables. She has such a great sense of humor and enjoys the humorous books and poems we sometimes read together.

Elin Schwartz, Tutor

Region 4 – Long Beach, South Bay

Angel, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Angel, 1st Grade . Angel is a first grader who is full of cheer and smiles when we are together. His favorite subjects include reading, math, and dinosaurs! Despite some initial difficulty with his reading homework, he tries hard and steadily makes progress each week sounding out word parts, learning sight words, and finding the meaning of the passages that we read. Our favorite activities to help him improve include reading books, rhyming games, mobile apps such as Monkey Junior, and flash cards. We often score each other, take turns, and turn it into a friendly competition. Angel has made great improvements on vowel sounds, consonants, and digraphs in his latest phonics assessment.

John Park, Tutor

Region 6 – Inland Empire

Oscar, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Oscar, 12th Grade. Oscar comes to my group tutoring sessions every Tuesday and Thursday on time and eager to learn. He enjoys learning about history and geography the most. He not only inspires others around him but also encourages them to stay on task and take full advantage of the assistance the tutors provide. Oscar’s leadership, regular attendance and willingness to better himself set the tone for each and every session we have. He leads by example without ever being asked to do so. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be able to work with a student with such potential, and feel confident that Oscar will go on to accomplish great things in life academically and professionally.

Way to go, Oscar!

Cheyne Burton, Tutor

Region 12 – North Orange County

Ramon, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Ramon, 5th Grade. Ramon is in 5th grade and is such a joy to work with! I’ve had the privilege of seeing him grow both academically and as a person. He has become more conscientious in school, and matured into an outstanding young man who possesses both integrity and creativity. Ramon’s upbeat and humorous personality make our tutoring sessions fun. He loves skateboarding and drawing, and I know he will excel in any area he chooses to pursue in life!

Gabi Marino, Tutor

Online Tutoring

Killiy, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Killiy, 7th Grade. Killiy is an incredible student and individual, one with a large heart for others and with a just-as-large drive to succeed in her academics and beyond. One major success story that I’d love to mention is how much Killiy has improved in adding and subtracting fractions together, especially those with unlike denominators. After a couple of weeks of practice, Killiy was able to solve these types of problems with relative ease and quickness. Also, Killiy is a Tic-Tac-Toe master!

Fahim Zubair, Online Tutor

May 2

Students of the Month – May 2016

School on Wheels Student of the Month for May 2016

Skid Row Learning Center

Taree, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Taree, 7th Grade. If you have had the wondrous opportunity to meet Taree, you will not be surprised that he is May’s Student of the Month since he exemplifies everything you would want in a student. To start off, he’s kind and respectful; he greets people upon meeting them and asks for things politely. Secondly, he possesses a sharp, inquisitive mind. He not only enjoys learning school subjects (he’s at the top of his class) with his tutors but also what the tutor does for a living or for fun. Finally, Taree is such a joy to have around because of his positive outlook. Despite his living circumstances or scholastic workload, he looks at the bright side of life and makes the best out of every situation. If you haven’t had the chance to meet Taree, stop by and meet someone we’re going to be reading great things about in the newspaper one day.

Brian Lopez, Skid Row Learning Center Instructor

Region 2 – South LA

Sarah, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Sarah, 5th Grade. Sarah is Student of the Month because of her eagerness to learn and positive attitude despite various distractions at the shelter. She has been consistently attending her sessions for a year. She has shown great improvement academically and really enjoys her tutor. Sarah is in her last year of elementary school. I believe she will be very successful in Middle School.

Kenisha Edwards, Regional Coordinator

Region 3 – Westside

Aramie, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Aramie, 6th Grade. Aramie is a beautiful soul. Besides being incredibly intelligent and dedicated to doing her best in school, she is creative and kind. It’s always a pleasure to hear her sing and laugh, and it’s great to know that her love of reading is a big reason why she does so well at writing her own stories.

Aubrey Beck, Tutor

Region 7 – San Fernando Valley

Nevaeh, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Nevaeh, 1st Grade. I chose to nominate six year old Nevaeh for Student of the Month. She is very hard working and has the kindest heart. When a fellow student was saying how they weren’t good a particular subject, she overheard me encouraging them and chimed in to tell them that mistakes are ok because we learn from them. She cares so much about all her friends and family.

A little bit about Nevaeh…

She wants to be a dancer when she grows up. She also loves to sing and act. In school her favorite thing is hard math problems. It makes her so happy when she solves them.

Devin McKinnon, Tutor Coordinator

Region 8 – Ventura County

Marleth, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Marleth, 6th Grade. Marleth was born in Colorado but spent most of her life in Mexico. In September 2014 when Marleth first moved to Ventura, she was reading at a pre-kindergarten level. She was recently tested and now reads at a 3.6 grade level! Marleth is active in dancing, volleyball and music. She is learning how to play the violin and the granada guitar. Marleth has been a joy to teach, very cooperative and eager to learn. Marleth has good observational skills as well as a good sense of humor. She wants to join the army which would enable her financially to go to medical school,indicating to me that she has lofty goals. I suspect she will soar academically once she becomes proficient in English. I feel honored to be able to play a small part in Marleth’s educational process.

Anne Klein, Tutor

Region 10 – South Orange County

Leo, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Leo, 1st Grade. Leo, one of the first kids I worked with, was especially memorable. Even though there was a major language barrier between the two of us, we ended up really connecting. It was especially rewarding to see him improve his English speaking and reading skills because we consistently practiced each week.

Ramita Sawhney, Tutor

Online Tutoring

Nelson and Luis, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Nelson, 5th Grade and Luis, 9th Grade. I have had the pleasure of working with Nelson who lives on Skid Row since the beginning of the year. Since then, Nelson has become faster with his math skills and has improved his reading and writing. Nelson has also become more confident; he now actively participates in our online tutoring session and in our free time, enjoys playing math and word games, and hangman. Nelson always says that the funniest part of his day is playing compound word games and sharing jokes during his online tutoring sessions!

Luis who lives in Compton has also grown in self-confidence. His attitude towards school has turned from negative to positive. He used to say that he was bored in some of his classes, but now he pays attention and achieves A’s in many of his classes! Luis says he enjoys being able to talk to someone about his day.

Both Luis and Nelson are extremely bright students who I believe have benefited immensely from digital learning and online tutoring opportunities provided by School on Wheels. I firmly believe that they will accomplish their dreams of becoming a scientist (Nelson) and a filmmaker (Luis)!

Alyson Gonzalez, Online Tutor

Apr 4

Students of the Month – April 2016

Skid Row Learning Center

Killiy, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Killiy, 6th Grade. Killiy has earned March’s coveted designation of Student of the Month for three reasons. First, Killiy always comes to School On Wheels prepared to work. As soon as she’s done eating her snack, she always takes out her agenda for inspection and direction on what to work on that day. Second, Killiy often goes above the call of duty by volunteering for online tutoring in an effort to close her gaps in learning. Finally, her preparation and self-motivation have resulted in an ever improving report card that now has 2 A’s!

Brian Lopez, Skid Row Learning Center Instructor

Region 1 – East LA, El Monte

Madison, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Madison, Kindergarten. Madison is a very bright young girl. From the first tutor session to now, Madison has made great progress. I notice the improvement in her spelling and writing in particular. Madison has progressed so much that she made honor roll at her school.

Emily Alfaro, Tutor

Region 5 – Hollywood, Silver Lake, Highland Park

Sokari, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Sokari, Kindergarten. When I met Sokari, he hadn’t even started kindergarten yet. During our first sessions he would often bring toys to get out of “school stuff” and now he brings books excited to show me what he can read. As much as I enjoy seeing his academic progress, it’s even better to see his personality shine through when he’s showing me his dance moves or the right way to draw his favorite superheroes.

Sabrina Aguilar, Tutor

Region 7 – San Fernando Valley

Aranza, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Aranza, 6th Grade. My student, Aranza is in the 6th grade. Her favorite subject is math and she is very good at it. I am strong in a number of subjects; however, math is not one of my strong suits. Aranza always has a laugh when I have to use my calculator to check her math homework. Aranza also likes to doodle and draw. She enjoys playing games on her phone, especially 10:10 and she likes to watch “Clarence” on Netflix. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. Last year she was a cat and the year before she was Hannah Montana. She would like to become a surgeon as she enjoys learning about anatomy. Congratulations, Aranza!

Cindy Gunn, Tutor

Region 10 – South Orange County

Isaiah and Isabel, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Isaiah, 10th Grade and Isabel, 1st Grade. Mom is so grateful for Mark and Mellina!

“They are doing so well in school. Especially, Isaiah. His grades went up within a few weeks after receiving tutoring. Mark and Mellina have really made a big impact on all of my children. I am very grateful for the program and for both Mark & Mellina.”

Gabriela, Mom

Online Tutoring

Leilanni, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Leilanni, 1st Grade. My student Leilanni enjoys working on the computer. I believe she is more engaged in our tutoring sessions because she can work on the computer. Leilanni now likes to type questions and problems on the whiteboard, and then solve them. When Leilanni realizes she has solved questions and problems correctly, her face lights up and she gets excited. Not only has she learned something new; she is proud of herself. Leilanni also loves to see my kitten Spyder who sometimes shows up to our online tutoring sessions! It has been a joy to watch her grow in her academics and self-confidence.

Leilanni is teaching me about Elsa and Anna of Arendelle from the Frozen movie. She loves to draw. We enjoy playing Hangman and Tic Tac Toe at the end of our sessions. She frequently wins. We also ask each other questions about what we’ve learned that day.

Leilanni is a special person. She is capable of overcoming many obstacles when she grows up. I am so happy to call Leilanni the School on Wheels Online Student of the Month. She has earned it!

Cathie Alter, Online Tutor

Mar 2

Students of the Month – March 2016

Sumaita, one of our Students of the Month

Skid Row Learning Center

Elijah, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Elijah, 7th Grade. Elijah has earned the honor of being Student of the Month for the month of March because of his remarkable tenacity. He exhibits this trait every time he walks into the Skid Row Learning Center with his math packet in hand. Once we begin working on the tasks, he demonstrates a tenacious willingness to tackle the multi-stepped and critical-thinking problem sets he’s assigned. His determination has paid off because he requires less and less help as the month progresses. Elijah has rightfully earned the distinction of being Student of the Month.

Brian Lopez, Skid Row Learning Center Instructor

Region 3 – Westside

Jada & Chanelle, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Jada & Chanelle, 6th / 3rd Grade. Jada and Chanelle are the sweetest girls! In addition to tutoring them, we’ve started to build a friendship with them. It has been a joy working with them! They are hard working and are always willing to put in the time to finish their work. We’ve started to play multiplication games with them, and are looking for new ways to make the work a bit more interesting. They are both creative and like to draw pictures or build structures. Taking them on “field trips” and being able to spend time with them on the weekends has been a highlight for all of us! Jada and Chanelle have been through a lot, but I know that they will succeed and become creative and hard working adults!

Susan Edelman, Tutor

Region 4 – South Bay, Long Beach

Immanuel, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Immanuel, 2nd Grade. My student Immanuel has become an inspiration in my life. He works diligently on his homework every time we meet; when faced with a difficult assignment, he continues working to solve the problems until he masters them. As much as I’d like to say I teach him, Immanuel teaches me also. He is very determined, a great mathematician and an excellent reader. I enjoy working with Immanuel and look forward to seeing him succeed in all his goals. I believe that he will succeed in whatever he pursues.

Jose Thimothy Long, Tutor

Region 5 – Hollywood, Silver Lake, Highland Park

Sumaita, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Sumaita, 9th Grade. Sumaita made the transition from middle school to high school in the most inspiring way. She has become focused and dedicated to her school work, having a nearly straight A report card last semester! Multi-step algebra, complex vocabulary words and thoughtful analysis of history topics are just a few of the things that Sumaita has mastered. In addition to an increased focus on her current work, she expresses a desire to continue her education beyond high school. Sumaita has been a pleasure to work with and always has a positive attitude!

Paige Kaplan, Tutor

Region 6 – Inland Empire

Trinity, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Trinity, 7th Grade. I am extremely grateful to be able to tutor Trinity. She is such a strong, confident, intelligent, and caring individual. Even though she struggles with math, she is always willing to try her best at a problem she finds difficult. Over the months that I have been tutoring her, she has improved in math and seems to understand it a lot better! She is eager to learn and her quick understanding of the material we go over never fails to amaze me. Trinity’s smile and positive attitude make me look forward to seeing her every week and makes the experience so enjoyable.

Jannah Jakvani, Tutor

Region 8 – Ventura, Santa Barbara

Angela, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Angela, 5th Grade. Angela is an extremely motivated and talented young lady. She comes to her sessions with a smile on her face and ready to learn! She is very dedicated to school and her education. I am nominating her for Student of the Month because she raised all of her grades by at least one letter grade! I am very proud of her for all of her hard work and perseverance.

Lisa Olmstead, Tutor

Region 12 – North Orange County

Deseree, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Deseree, 6th Grade. Deseree is in 6th grade. We get along well and can joke around while still learning. I’ve been continuously exposing her to more science stuff; and, she seems to enjoy it quite a bit. For our first science project, we looked at the surface tension of milk using food coloring. Her excitement about the science projects has encouraged me to show the same excitement in my own life.

Jason Lee, Tutor

Online Tutoring

Kaliyah, School on Wheels Student of the Month

– Kaliyah, 6th Grade. Kaliyah comes to our sessions full of energy and ready to learn; and, no matter how long a session may seem to her or how hard a concept may be, she stays enthusiastic and willing to move on to more learning. I’ve seen so much change with Kaliyah. While Kaliyah has always been brilliant, impressively curious and clever, she’s become so much more focused, is ready to learn and is productive at each session. The increasingly positive attitude she has makes our sessions much more productive and enjoyable. Despite sometimes-difficult topics, she stays really patient. Working with Kaliyah has honestly been an honor. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us.

Something that’ll always remind me of Kaliyah is the orange joke. You know, the “knock knock…banana x10…and then…orange you glad it’s not banana?” She likes to tell jokes if we have extra time, and I always enjoy them. Some extra laughter never hurt anyone.

Vivek Shah, Online Tutor