Please describe your student and why you qualify for tutoring.
Ashlyn is a very shy 14-year-old student in 8th grade at Alcott Middle School in Norman, Ok. She has an older sister with nonverbal autism. I work evenings, so I am not able to help as much as before. She has constantly struggled with math skills, and as she has gotten older, the math has gotten harder and I no longer can help her with it. It is "everyday mathematics", which is a very hard curriculum. She is currently in Pre-Algebra class. We have asked for her to be put in special ed just for math, but the school tested her (in 6th grade) and she just barely passed the test, therefore she was placed in a co-taught math class. She did score below average on the state standardized testing last year and the year before. She needs all of the help she can get in math, and we feel this tutoring program would be ideal for her, since I work nights, and all of the local tutoring programs are too expensive for our family and only available when I'm at work.
What are your greatest hopes for your student?
That she will be able to understand how to do this math, so she can go to college and become a vet , which is her dream!
What are you most grateful for?
My children and pets
Please describe specifically what your student needs help with.
Pre-Algebra, solving equations, fractions, and all general Pre-Algebra 8th grade math skills. Student tested below average on state standardized testing.
According to the student, how can we make the world a better place?
If people would take better care of the planet
What is the student's favorite book?
What does the student want to 'learn to be' when they grow up?