“Empowering students with strategies to express their unique learning style”
Darlene provided tutoring twice weekly for my son for three years, he was in 6th - 8th grade. The tutoring was effective for helping him understand schoolwork in more depth and complete homework. Darlene went beyond this and also provided a more wholistic approach that improved his physical coordination, body awareness, writing, drawing, self-esteem, self-awareness, and verbal expression. Darlene brings the wisdom of many years of training and experience, plus a sensitive and perceptive approach with a positive and loving attitude. My son greatly enjoyed his tutoring with Darlene. Even though we moved to another town, they have remained in communication as he went through his high school years.
~ Dr. Michele, Parent ~
We first became aware of our son's struggles in 3rd grade with concerns regarding lack of focus in the class room. We learned he was suffering from ADD (inattentive type). He had difficulty writing and spelling, what was more troubling was a lack of inner motivation and drive to improve. We knew he needed the right intervention to help him academically and emotionally. We embarked on our search for the right solution, Darlene came highly recommended from several sources. Our son's results have been amazing.
He is sensitive, thoughtful, intelligent and empathetic. Darlene connected with him right away and helped him embrace his personal challenges and reconnect with a love of learning. She has many years of experience and is well versed in her field. She applied different techniques as our son's needs changed. Darlene recognizes learning challenges have an emotional effect on children and she builds confidence with her loving and thoughtful approach. How fortunate our family has been to have the opportunity to work with such a talented, gifted, and spectacular person. We have recommended Darlene to many families and will continue to do so.
~ Deb, Parent ~
Our daughter Parker started working with Darlene after we were lucky enough to have her as a summer school teacher. Darlene and Parker had an instant connection (I'm pretty sure Darlene makes that connection with all of her students!) We wanted Parker to get extra support with her school work.We were concerned that as the learning gap was widening, her confidence was declining.We needed someone to look at the academic piece, the very important emotional piece as well.
Darlene has been wonderful! The immediate connection she made with Parker was incredible. Darlene is so sweet and caring with her students, so invested in them and truly loves them! Not only has Darlene helped support Parker in her schoolwork, but we've also seen Parker become more confident in her communication and desire to speak up. She has also given us some great pointers to help foster this skill at home. If Parker doesn't get to see Darlene, she gets sad and misses this very important part of her week. We've been very happy with Parker's help and as you can see, we cannot say enough good things about Darlene!
~ Amy, Parent ~
Darlene has been fabulous with our son during his 5th - 8th grade years. Her unique approach has allowed him to make great progress in all areas of learning. In particular his writing has improved 1000% and he has moved from the middle of class to the top! More importantly it has instilled a much deeper learning appreciation in my son. He understands the process and is now knowledgeable about his unique learning style.
Darlene will always go the extra mile, we once had a math crisis and she stayed an extra couple of hours to help him through this challenge. Darlene is the first tutor Steven wants to go to! We had to drag him and listen to his complaints for all the other tutors. We love to see Darlene. When I pick him up, he often begs to stay a little longer to continue. She has been a godsend for us.
~ Michael, Parent ~