"Great tutor and I will always recommend her!"
Irina from San Rafael, CA on 1/3/13
Bethanie is one of the best tutors we have ever met! She has helped my daughter with ACT English and Science segments preparation. I wish we met Bethanie earlier in my daughter’s school years.
Not only she is a passionate and patient teacher, she is a very nice and amiable person. My daughter loved her from the first minute they met. Bethanie is very reliable and responsible; she always appears on time, always responds to your calls (e-mails) and always is willing to accommodate. I highly recommend Bethanie to all students!
"Kind and knowledgeable English teacher"
Suzanna from San Francisco, CA on 12/11/13
Bethanie has been so helpful to our boy. She has been very creative with our boy in her teaching. She has been able to explain and motivate our boy to write. We appreciate Bethanie's help.
"Bethanie Great Tutor"
Sheila from San Rafael, CA on 9/4/13
Bethanie comes with a smile the minute she gets to our door! My son is a little slow to get started and Bethanie gets him motivated and ready to focus on business. She is patient, kind, and knows her material! She is always well prepared and on time. I highly recommend her and my son has already improved his English skills after only a few sessions! She is currently helping him prepare him for the SAT. Highly recommend!
"Bethanie is a God-send"
Mary Beth from Corte Madera, CA on 1/31/13
There are some days when my son's been so discouraged and exhausted with the amount of homework he has and really at the end of his rope. He's very bright but because he has ADD, it takes him a very long time to complete assignments and he has trouble focusing his thoughts to organize them into a coherent piece of writing. Bethanie has been able to foster a relationship with him where he feels understood, they laugh together, she calms him down and keeps his creative spirit alive but is teaching him a method that helps him COMPLETE projects. His self-confidence and ability to problem solve has really improved. He can hear things from her that he can't from me; she has saved my sanity this year!
"Great tutor that I highly recommend"
Yassmine from Belvedere Tiburon, CA on 12/18/12
My son started his formal English studies two years ago. Bethanie has been working with him for the past two month and I can see the progress he has made in his writing in such a short time.
I am very thankful to have found Bethanie to help my son with his writing skills which is the basis of a great education.
"Professional, Personable, Challenging"
Yuan from Fairfax, CA on 8/3/12
Bethanie is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She taught me English with warmth and passion.
Bethanie not only teaches young learners, she also has great experience teaching advanced students. English is my second language. Learning another language as an adult is a life time practice. I am transferring from community college to UC Berkeley, and Bethanie has helped the transaction become more smooth.
Her personality is so casual and welcoming, it inspires me to constantly follow her lead. She truly loves to help us with our individual needs.
Bethanie was completely engaged while helping me to develop my personal and unique voice in writing and speaking. Many times, I was amazed how she seemed to know my thoughts and was able to transfer them into beautiful language. By teaching me how to change just a few key words, she showed me how to transform an ordinary sentence into one of poetic beauty.
Bethanie is also very responsible. She always appears on time, and each time her attention is so focused and direct. She is truly there with her heart.
Helping us is not just Bethanie’s job, it is also her passion and her desire. I highly recommend Bethanie to all students who are willing to take a step up to improve themselves.
Adrienne from San Rafael, CA on 5/15/12
Bethanie has been working with my tenth grade daughter for 4 months. She tutors her in writing, History and SAT prep/ vocabulary. Bethanie is patient and has a great sense of humor that quickly put my daughter at ease. She readily established an easy and supportive rapport. Bethanie discovered how my daughter learns. She tapped into her learning strengths and worked with them to enhance her writing and her understanding and analyses of historical events. She taught her concepts and tools which will serve her throughout her higher education. My daughter says she likes Bethanie because she is "so patient". For me, I saw her develop a supportive and empowering relationship that promoted self confidence. Not only have my daughter's grades improved but she has a new energy and enthusiasm that she brings to her school work. She is happier and we are both grateful.
"very knowledgable "
Margaret from San Rafael, CA on 3/2/12
I tried to stay out of the way during the tutoring session last night but, from what I could hear, Bethanie was holding my daughter's feet to the fire. She was making sure my daughter knew what she was talking about rather than allowing her to assume she understood the things she said she knew. If my daughter would only let me sit in, I am sure Bethanie could teach me quite a bit!
"Engaging, professional...great experience!"
Jocelyn from Greenbrae, CA on 1/13/12
Bethanie has tutored our 9 year old son in Writing (Organization, Grammar + Composition). She is very engaging, professional and an interesting person with many rich life experiences. This matters to our son; He enjoys spending time with cool people and relating the task at hand to diverse subject matter and practical wisdom. He really enjoyed talking with her! They also laughed a lot. She is good at balancing just enough free form and spontaneity for my son to be authentic and have fun, yet she skillfully maintains a thread to the task at hand.
Bethanie arrives on time and is always well prepared. She writes detailed summaries of every lesson which I really appreciate! Thanks Bethanie!
"My son loved the time he spent with Bethanie!"
Ann from Belvedere Tiburon, CA on 10/23/11
Bethanie tutored my 8 year old son in English every day for a week and covered everything from written communication to organizational and outlining skills to reading comprehension tips and tricks. She came to our house on time and was well prepared with her own sets of materials to use. The exercises were age appropriate and fun. Bethanie was patient and very engaging; I could hear her laughing with my son during their sessions together and the time passed very quickly.
Bethanie also provided good written summaries and made sure we had time to debrief on what she taught so that I could reinforce terms and concepts afterwards. I feel it made a big difference in my son's ability to organize and understand different ways of communication (written and spoken).
My son was originally not keen on the idea of having a tutor, but afterwards, he said that he enjoyed every minute and would be enthusiastic if we could have continued.