Please describe your student and why you qualify for tutoring.
Jaecarrius is 9 years old. He has a very kind spirit, and never likes to see anyone hurting. His previous teacher suspected that he may be dyslexic, I haven't had the chance to have that confirmed by a psychologist yet. Even when struggling, he never gives up, he still keeps trying. I love that he's very determined. He has a passion for all things pertaining to sports and cars. He can name off any car you put in front of him, classic and new. His favorites sports are Track&Field, basketball, football, and Nascar. He recently participated in the USATF Junior Olympics in Sacramento, and came 3rd in the nation for the 1500m race walk. He's an only child, so he likes a lot of attention. Which may have contributed to his issues in school. Even though I've repeatedly told him not to, he talks a lot in class to get attention. This takes attention away from what it needs to be on. I've tried homeschooling him, but that was hard for me to do alone while commuting 2 hours to work the graveyard shift. Overall, he is an awesome young man that cares about everything and everybody.
Please describe specifically what your student needs help with.
Jaecarrius has struggled with reading since 2nd grade. His previous teacher enrolled him in a 2 week workshop, and his current teacher takes him out of class during reading time to read with a different group. He is having trouble with deciphering what sounds the letters make while reading. He is currently below grade level.
What are you most grateful for?
I am most grateful for Jaecarrius. I feel like he has changed my life in so many ways, and has completed it. Without him there's no telling where I would be, so I thank god for him every day.
What are your greatest hopes for your student?
My greatest hope for him is to see him live a happy and prosperous life. He hopes to one day go to college, own a business, and be a police officer, and I would LOVE to see that happen for him.
According to the student, how can we make the world a better place?
Give the homeless people money, so that they can buy houses.
What is the student's favorite book?
He says he "doesn't have a favorite book".
What does the student want to be when they grow up?
He wants to be a police officer when he grows up.