The students at Cluster Tutoring have been sharing their personal strengths. Some have super sports abilities. Others have specials talents that serve them well at school. And some have other assets. Here is the first installment of their stories.
Joshua T., a fifth grader, is good at many things. He likes to write realistic fiction with animals, such as koala or grizzly bears in them, and he includes facts about each animal in his stories. He is the quarterback on his school football team. And, there are four students with hearing loss in his grade at his school, so since he’s been in kindergarten, he has learned and used sign language, along with his classmates, so they can communicate with the students who cannot hear.
If you hear someone who is doing well reading aloud expressively, it may be Lena T., a fifth grader. She also excels at writing realistic fiction. Lena loves to draw portraits of characters with her pencils in her sketchbooks. She has even drawn Princess Leia! Morgan M. is also a good artist and likes to draw scenes with magical touches, such as ornaments on a Christmas tree, but has also drawn someone sitting on a couch. She found a book on drawing hands and studied it and practiced drawing hands to become a better artist. As a sixth grader, Morgan has become an expert on identifying cat breeds. Two of her favorite breeds are Maine Coon and Russian Blue cats.
Daniya H. plays a very important role in her family – she does a great job looking out for her little sister. Daniya is a fifth grader and she walks her little sister, age 5, to school, including helping her cross the street. Daniya is always keeping an eye out for her sister and said she loves her, “even when she’s mean.” Daniya is also working on her roller-skating skills, an activity she started in 2013. She said she fell a couple of times, but she is getting further than before. She also likes to sing to Lady Gaga songs at home.
Idris B. is very polite and complimentary to his tutor. He’s a fifth grader and has great typing and reading skills. He likes reading Dog Man, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants. Seventh grader Markell B. is a fast reader and said he’ll read anything as long as it’s not in a different language. Another seventh grader, Essence C. is good at writing school essays while Kaden H., a fourth grader, is good at math (and “ok” at basketball). Kayla H., a fifth grader, is also good at math, as well as dancing hip hop, tap, jazz and ballet.