Please describe your student and why you qualify for tutoring.
Summer is an interesting, 13-year-old girl who enjoys topical debates, interactive discussions, and literature. She performs well in her English and History classes, but struggles with math, grade and confidence-level wise. Her anxieties have prevented her from asking questions in years prior, making her susceptible to falling behind in class. She has two older siblings in college who don't communicate often. Being a single, working parent, I do not have the time nor the resources to get help. She is bright and hopeful for her future- she wants to succeed very much, but needs help in doing so.
What are your greatest hopes for your student?
I can only hope that she will be satisfied with the work that she can produce and her own personal improvement.
What are you most grateful for?
Life in itself- the ability to breath, smile and laugh amidst tumult.
Please describe specifically what your student needs help with.
Summer needs help with pre-algebra and the basics of math that may have been forgotten over the years (such as surface area or how to calculate combinations). She will be going into algebra one and geometry in the fall and would like to get a head start.
According to the student, how can we make the world a better place?
Education and activism.
What is the student's favorite book?
Animal Farm- George Orwell
What does the student want to 'learn to be' when they grow up?
Psychology- preferably within the criminal justice system.