We highly recommend Cris to any prospective students. She quickly focused in on what the study skill issues were with our son and developed strategies to help in class. Cris is very cognizant of the time and wastes none of it with idle chitchat or anything other than the task at hand. Our son is very comfortable with Cris; she put him right at ease. Cris is very professional and seems to take a genuine interest in the student's progress. ***UPDATE***
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Anyone can "help," but teaching and tutoring require some elements of classroom structure, too. Valerie was on time - on-time to start and on-time to finish. There was very little "wasted" time - very little idle chit-chat or distractions. Valerie didn't just do the work and allow my daughter to watch; she asked my daughter to show past homework and do problems in real-time. Instead of waiting until mistakes were made, Valerie insisted on confirming the accuracy of each step.
She is a business professional and does an amazing job at delivering an encouraging learning experience, for my son. 1/8/2014: Tonight was my son's final lesson with Carole before his SSAT, which will be in two days. We feel so fortunate that we had Carole and my son is feeling a lot more confident in his ability to perform well in the exam. couldn't ask for a better tutor!! She genuinely cares about her students and is truly committed and encouraging!!