Benjamin is a 4th grader who needs help in Math.

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Please describe your student and why you qualify for tutoring.
I'm a single parent of a 4th and 5th grader who both seem to be struggling in school. I work from 8-6 as a cosmetologist while the kids are at school and the after school program trying to provide for our family. Some weeks are better than others. Both of the kids have been diagnosed with epilepsy (I know that sometimes hinders their learning process) and only my daughter had an IEP until December 2016 when her last school decided she no longer needed it. She is now on a 405 that I'm not entirely sure is being followed at all. My son has struggled with math and reading comprehension since 2nd grade. I've requested help for him several times with zero results. In addition to his epilepsy he also has been diagnosed with ADHD and I feel that it's more than that. I think my kiddos need some help and I honestly do not understand half of what they are bringing home. I'd greatly appreciate any help I can find to make things easier for them to understand. Thank you

What are you most grateful for?
I'm most grateful for my children. After being told at a very young age I couldn't have any, followed by the loss of my first daughter, I am truly most grateful for my children.

Please describe specifically what your student needs help with.
I'm not sure he really even understand basic math. He struggles with simple addition daily (at least when I am helping him) and has yet to pass a test. I feel like he is getting overlooked and just "passed" when he really needs help understanding it all.

According to the student, how can we make the world a better place?
By making everybody smart.

What is the student's favorite book?
Captain Underpants


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