The students at Cluster Tutoring have been sharing their personal strengths. Some have special talents that serve them well at school. Some have super sports abilities. Some flourish in the arts or have other assets. Here is the second installment of their stories:
Oliver, a freshman, excels at writing and literature.
As a sophomore, Jaylin has found History to be something he does well at and enjoys learning and could dazzle anyone he talks to with American History facts. He also draws, plays football and is on the school track team, throwing discuss, running the 200- and 400-meter relays and hurdles.
Jasharia is a 5th grader, and a visual artist who is good at drawing star flowers and three-dimensional boxes.
Justin, an 8th grader, likes drawing anime.
Lakya, who is in 3rd grade, makes people smile with her drawings of hearts, stars and faces and she likes to decorate and paint too.
Marell, a 6th grader, said he can draw anything and often depicts game characters. He is also good at learning vocabulary.
While math and drawing are talents of Aniya, she steps in to help people too. When the 5th grader’s friends “do drama” she helps resolve the issue. She also helps to take care of her toddler brother. Aniya also began playing trumpet this year and has played at her school concert.
Math comes easy to Jabari, who is also good at basketball, which he has been playing for fun since he was in 1st grade. He is now a 4th grader.
When it comes to sports, 7th grader Jaquazz keeps very active on the basketball court. He is on three basketball teams and when basketball ends, he starts playing lacrosse. Jaquazz said he is athletic and has made a lot of bonds through basketball.
Fifth grader Donyale is an ace speller, competing at his school’s spelling bee this year, mastering words at the 6th and 7th grade level. His tutor, Karen H., also said Donyale reads sophisticated books.
Harry, an 8th grader, is a good reader and is on his school’s basketball team. He plans to be on the football team when he starts high school in the fall.
Elijah is a freshman, has good math skills and is a guard on his high school football team. He is playing baseball at his high school too.
Not everyone can do a handstand, but Blake can and willingly does them at parties. This 4th grader is also good at reading, preferring Dog Man or Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. He colors Fortnight characters every day, eats well and excels at math.
Jocelyn is a roller skater who can go fast and doesn’t fall unless she steps on her laces, she said. As a 5th grader, she is also a good reader and likes mystery books, especially ones like Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn.
Derrick is “an incredible young man and student,” according to his tutor Amy S. The pair are working together for their fourth year. Derrick is in 6th grade and excels in all subjects at school and at doing his homework. He picks up new words quickly, eats healthy, is good at making friends and dances well. He is so good at being organized, his tutor even learned some things from him!
Ajani does well with math and reading. His tutor, Tracey S., said Ajani is very expressive when reading, along with being enthusiastic and driven, successful, outgoing and polite, as well as having a great sense of humor. Although Ajani is in 5th grade, he already has plans to go to Clemson for college, play football there and study to be an elementary school teacher. He has played football as a linebacker for the past four years at his park district.