I could not believe that my fifth grader could already do (and guess) pretty well when I gave her a SAT critical reading example recently! Richard is very reliable and flexible as well for the lessons. He is intelligent, knowledgeable, experienced and patient. My girls look forward eagerly to their sessions with Richard every week. As parents, we feel Richard genuinely cares about our children and wants to help them succeed not only now but also in the future.
As an educator myself, I truly value making a difference in children's lives. DeYonne has made reading and writing fun and exciting. My daughter is delighted when tutoring occurs. She states it is "fun and not boring." Thank you DeYonne for the relationship you have made with my daughter and the enthusiastic demeanor you bring every session, that makes her want to read. I highly recommend her to any child who struggles with reading and writing.
I asked her to teach 3 teenage kids visiting Portland from Japan academic English skills, mainly reading and writing using the ESL textbook they had never used before. She spontaneously accepted our lesson-request. The lessons were more than we had expected. The kids who had had almost no speaking experiences actively participated in her lessons, tried to interact with her and learned so quickly some academic reading and writing skills. Amazing!