It is incredibly gratifying to me when I am able to probe for understanding and gaps in understanding on a specific academic skill, e.g. addition (put the larger number in your head and count on). Upon discovering the gaps in understanding through assessment (through fun activities) I can then help the student fill those gaps and become more independent in his/her ability to move forward with the skill set/SOL strand (e.g. numbers & number sense). I get so excited for the child and am always happy to share these new found skills with the family.
~ Nancy H.