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Hall Of Fame Students!

                                                                                                                   
"One of the things I liked the most about Mrs. Modeste was the way she made the children answer questions. This is something that I now do when we are reading and also during regular conversation. Also, notating main points while reading has helped my son remember things about the story better. My experience with working with Mrs. Modeste was very accommodating and professional. I can tell that she genuinely LOVES what she do and that makes a huge difference when you are teaching. The quality of work that you are doing is superb! There are techniques I will continue to use so that my little one continues to excel.The results I've seen in my son have been more confidence while reading and in hearing you speak, he makes conscious effort to enunciate his words.

Kisha

Rachel

My husband and I wanted our son to have a summer reading program emphasizing comprehension while giving him exposure to a different teacher and books. We also wanted that program to be fun! Micah was affirmed that he was a great reader and that great readers continue to grow by reading and sharpening skills. Mrs. Modeste brought her love of reading to program. She was energetic with the students while professional in updating us on progress. She was great to work with! Mrs. Modeste completed a comprehensive assessment to determine focus areas. . Our son's ability and willingness to tackle higher reading level books has grown. His reading life was enriched.Mrs. Modeste is extremely experienced, skilled, & gifted in helping students grow as readers. We see improved fluency, comprehension, stamina, and confidence.

Dianne

AL

Shalanda

Ebonee

Andrea

Mareen

                                                                                                  

"I wanted my son to stay on track with his reading level and comprehension, so that he would be prepared for 4th grade, regardless of the recent circumstances with Covid-19 that interrupted his learning when the kids could no longer attend in-person classes.  I wanted my son to stay on track with his reading. I wanted my son to stay on track with his reading level and comprehension, so that he would be prepared for 4th grade, regardless of the recent circumstances with Covid-19 that interrupted his learning when the kids could no longer attend in-person classes. 

The concentration on what my son's interests are and what excites him when it comes to reading and selecting books.  This approach made my son think about his interests more and made reading fun because he was given an opportunity to have a voice in his learning plan.  I have always been well informed about my son's progress and was provided tips on how to work with my son at home to ensure he continues his learning beyond the virtual classroom. Stellar in that you have a teacher who has first-hand experience in teaching students from all different levels and who has an understanding of the educational requirements that each student is expected to achieve in their respective school district. 

  

 

Brianna was a little hesitant to go see you, not knowing what to expect. However, as you saw, she was very upbeat and positive at the end of her evaluation and said she had a good time. We went to the library three times over the next week to get books that would be of interest to her. We spent time each day with her reading to me and me to her, using the suggestions you gave us. It was really very helpful, and I think that the continued application of those techniques will result in a much-improved attitude about reading and her abilities will increase. Thanks for taking the time with her and showing her that reading can be fun!”

                                                                                                         

“My fourth-grade son was doing well in most of his subjects with the exception to Reading and Writing. The LISD referred me to their website. There were many well-qualified tutors on the list but Ms Shauntelle caught my attention with her educational background as well as her experience. One of her specialities I noticed was her background in fostering kids’ abilities in writing and reading. After my meeting with Ms Shauntelle, we determined that 2-3 sessions per week would be ideal especially the STAAR test date was approaching. In a period of three weeks, not only did my son do well in his STAAR test, his grades in Reading and Writing improved. She taught him how to strategize and analyze the use of proper words. His average grade in Reading was in the 70’s. After three weeks of tutoring his grades moved to ’90s and 100’s. Language subject that consisted of composition, gamer, and poetry improved substantially from the ’80s to 100’s and 90’s. My son benefitted indirectly in other subjects such as social studies where he started to transport knowledge from one subject to other subjects and made it easier to understand and consequently his grades improved in other subjects as well. All that was accomplished with two sessions per week. Ms Shauntelle knows how to deal with students. She creates an exciting and fun environment while building self-confidence that every student needs to excel in school. My son loves her sense of humour and he is never bored during the one-hour tutoring session. Ms Shauntelle is very accommodating with scheduling and easy going and unlike other tutors, we had before, she gives a true one hour of her time each session if not more. We are very pleased with Ms Shauntelle and we highly recommend her to others.”

 

 

 

 

 

“I hired Shauntelle because she represents a rock-solid educational background that eludes knowledge, wisdom, and patience. My initial impression of Shauntelle when I saw her pic and read her background was curiosity and ability. I was very curious because she appeared to be very patient, yet, excited about what she does. Her profile specified her educational experience and background, therefore solidifying her ability to academically teach the young and old. I have truly seen a change in my son’s ability to identify vowels, words, and short sentences. She reads a lot to my son and from that, he shows more and more interest in reading and sounding out words in order to spell them. Shauntelle is very patient and flexible with the child as well as the parents. Shauntelle’s quality of work is very thorough, consistent, and current with today’s methodology of childproof learning. David is now able to identify and match pictures and letters together. Math is one of his favourite subjects so it was pretty easy for him to pick up through Shauntelle’s method and style of teaching/tutoring. However, reading was David’s biggest challenge and by the end of the school year. David was able to read a sentence or two without much struggle. Huge improvement!”

 

“Noah is an excellent Math student, he loves math and also excels at it.  He did not like reading and was not doing his best in reading comprehension.  However, since hiring Mrs Modeste Noah has gained a love of reading. Mrs Modeste has made learning fun and cool for Noah.  He is learning tools that he can use for life.  He is preparing for the STAARS test at this time and he is not nervous or intimidated and I attribute this to Mrs Modeste.  He enjoys reading, he looks forward to going to the library. Noah even reads to the kindergarteners at his school. He has a new found love of gaining knowledge and has even seen improvement in Math as his reading comprehension has increased! Noah loves going to tutoring and he has a new found love for knowledge.  Mrs Modeste has made learning fun and cool for Noah.  He is learning tools that he can use for life!”

 

“Alex has enjoyed his time with Ms Modeste. He started seeing her because of the lack of rigour at school. He went from an on the level reader to an above level read in a matter of weeks. We also saw a lack of confidence in regards to his reading abilities; his confidence has soared, and is now reading chapter books! He has not only learned strategies but most importantly how to apply them.”

We’ve known Shauntelle for years and loved that she has a background in elementary education. Her passion for education, in general, made it hard to resist. I really enjoy the teaching aids she provides such as fridge magnet words, flash cards etc. RJ really enjoys working with them. Rj’s word recognition has vastly improved. During story time at home, he points out words he’s learned in with her. Working with her has also cemented his math skills, he adds and subtracts like a pro! Another thing he now enjoys is trips to the library and the books he gets to bring back. We love Shauntelle’s patience and personality. She communicates goals and progress clearly. The service she provides is unmatched and high quality. We wouldn’t hesitate to refer anyone to her.

 Nikki​

Sharon

"Shauntelle was highly recommended to me by a friend to tutor my grandson and I was not disappointed. Bryson was always excited to go to tutoring with Shauntelle.  She provided a patient, loving and caring environment where Bryson felt comfortable and wanted to do his best. Shauntelle was very accommodating and easy to work with. Shauntelle provided excellent tutoring services for Bryson.  She gave him additional resources to work on during the week. Bryson’s confidence level improved with tutoring. Bryson moved up one level in reading group."

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