Genesis is a 4th grader who needs help in math.

Get to know Genesis and his family better

Please describe your student and why you qualify for tutoring.
Genesis is a vibrant and sweet 8, soon to be 9, year old girl. She has 2 younger brothers that she keeps in line. She is creative and artistic, as well as an avid reader and writer. I am a single mother of 3 who recently moved from Washington state to Ohio to be closer to my family for support. Her schools in Washington did not pick up on her difficulty I'm math, so I was surprised by her testing results when we moved to Ohio. Our schedule during the week is pretty tight, so we have little time in the evening to do schoolwork. Fortunately, her daycare helps her with homework and the Elephant Learning program can be done semi-independently while I get dinner ready on the evenings.
Please describe specifically what your student needs help with.
Genesis did not pass her 3rd grade level proficiency testing for last year. She did summer school and I signed her up for a program called Elephant Learning, but her retake did show much progress. She still does addition and subtraction using her fingers, and I know she should be able to calculate her math mentally at this point. When I randomly test her, she seems to get it, so I don't know if testing anxiety may be an issue as well. I want Genesis to be more confident in her math competency so she doesn't get left behind.
What are you most grateful for?
Healthy and happy children.
What are your greatest hopes for your student?
I want Genesis to be confident in her skills and capabilities.
According to the student, how can we make the world a better place?
By treating others how you want to be treated.
What is the student's favorite book?
Dork Diaries
What does the student want to be when they grow up?


Grade 4