Abby began working with our 10-year old son who has some struggles with focus at school. Multiple weekly sessions at his school have yielded some noticeable improvements in his skills and confidence. Abby thoughtfully coordinates with his teacher, which allows her to have just-in-time and relevant sessions with him, which buttresses his ability to make headway in the classroom.
Here’s an example of what makes Abby an extraordinary tutor. Our son is working on a big project at school where he was assigned to report on a National Park. In his research for the project, he learned that his park has an abundance of bats which was exciting to our son. Abby took this thread of interest and found a just-right book for them to read together about bats. She’s offered options for him to develop a broad way to express his new-found knowledge, through making a website together or by integrating the new information back into his original project. This kind of creative and adaptive teaching makes Abby unique and beyond the unidimensional workbook kind of tutor.
Each week she works with our son she respectfully coordinates with his teacher and then provides us with a progress report via e-mail. She’s open to feedback and suggestions and can seamlessly integrate these as we (parents and teachers) see is important.
Our son feels comfortable with her personally and she has an excellent rapport with him. Their relationship has clear boundaries but is also personal and comfortable.
I unhesitatingly and enthusiastically recommend Abby as a personal tutor.