You have helped me progress in so many ways this year.
I have gone from not being able to write one sentence to being able to write a five sentence paragraph and a five paragraph essay. I have learned how to use the weirdest of things in my writing such as colons, commas and even periods. You have taught me a dyslexic how to read above grade level. You have taught me tricks to make my life easier. You have taken the time to teach to my certain learning style. You also happen to be the the Einstein of grammar and anything else related. If I ever have a question instead of just giving me the answer you walk me through it. Also for the first time in my life I enjoy learning because you make it fun for me.
I wouldn’t be where I am now without your help. What Knowledge you have given me I will remember for the rest of my life.
Dear Ms. Kennedy,
You are a great teacher and an even better person. You are always willing to spend extra time to make sure that I completely understand what’s going on. You also help make sure that I don’t stress out and you always have a positive attitude. You teach your students great writing and analyzing skill, but you also teach them to respect their classmates and help others and not to judge them if they don’t understand the topics.
For the first time ever, Tyler successfully read his grade level summer reading book. It was absolutely amazing. While not the fastest reader, he actually found the book to be a little bit enjoyable and was able to read it with comprehension. We attribute this to your excellent work! We all are so excited by Tyler’s discernible progress!
I am so thrilled about his reading improvement. I don’t want to sound like I doubted your efforts would work, but I really never expected him to say that he found reading to be ok and that he didn’t need my help or the help of audio. Tyler enjoyed his time with you and particularly enjoyed your wit and humor. What 13 year old LIKES to go see a learning specialist? Go figure!
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
–William Butler Yeats
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
“The secret of education lies in respecting the student.”