“Marisa was referred to me, by a friend, as a potential tutor for my eight-year-old son. My son was having difficulty with his reading in third grade and ultimately was diagnosed as being dyslexic. Due to scheduling conflicts, we were only able to book 2 hours per week for tutoring. The results were very good with his word decoding skills, reading speed, word fluency, and word accuracy all increasing significantly, after only three months. He loved Marisa! I strongly recommend Marisa as a professional, effective, and personable tutor for young children.”
“One of my students started working with Miss Donnelly and within a few short weeks, I saw marked improvement in his reading in class. He comes to class after his tutoring sessions with a positive outlook and understanding of his learning challenges. He is always happy to share with me about his achievements during his tutoring sessions. I can tell from his demeanor and progress that he is in very good hands with Miss Donnelly. I have already referred her to other families!”
“I just want to thank you for the work you did with [my daughter] last night. When I asked her how it went in the car, she said, “I loved it! Can I do that again?” – not her usual reaction to reading! She really likes you.
She also drew a picture of a bat & ball and a doorknob & a door, showing me that the bat comes before the ball for ‘b’ and the doorknob comes before the door for ‘d.’ she can actually see the difference now between the two letters which feels like a major win after just one session! thank you.”
“Marisa has gone above and beyond to help our son and I can tell that she really cares about his progress. She is so patient and comes up with fun learning activities for their sessions. She always gives me pointers and things that I can work on at home with him. The best part is, my son LOVES going to see Marisa and reading/writing is no longer a chore for him.”
“We had a great experience with our son in Miss Marisa’s fifth grade class. He went from struggling in school and slipping through the cracks to being held accountable and getting good grades. We always knew he was in good hands! We were always confident that our son was mastering the standards and that Miss Marisa sincerely cared about his education. We highly recommend Miss Marisa, as she is an excellent teacher!”