Building a relationship
When Ashlee began working with my children in 2009, I knew we had found the perfect match. My children are very different, and she was able to get to know each of them in a very personal and professional way, earning their trust and respect, quickly. Although they have both graduated, they still consider her a friend/mentor and get a tune up whenever college courses or life circumstances present new challenges. They trust her to always be there. We never knew when we started that we were building a relationship that would become an extension of our family. As a parent, I always know Ashlee is always someone I can confide in and that she cares deeply for my kids.
Ashlee was always very prepared and organized. She had a depth of knowledge about many academic subjects and the emotional and social issues concerning children. She was able to look beyond learning differences and help my children learn to embrace their strengths and teach them strategies to work within their areas of challenge. She was professional, reliable and trustworthy when it came to sensitive issues and circumstance about our children.
She even helped collaborate on health and emotional issues that were affecting the academic life of our children. She met with the guidance counselors and teachers on our behalf on numerous occasions. We are forever grateful and look forward to a continuing relationship with her. I would highly recommend her compassionate and talented services.
Discovering my learning style
My experience with Mrs. Ashlee has been more beneficial than I could have ever imagined it to be. From our first meeting, she made it her responsibility to discover who I was both as a student and a person. She pointed out, not just my weaknesses, but primarily my strengths, which grew my confidence as a student and enabled us to create personalized test taking strategies and set academic goals.
We spent hours of one-on-one ACT prep, homework help, and academic strategizing, and by the end of my time with her she knew me better than any of my school teachers possibly could. Miss Ashlee was my biggest advocate and was always willing to sit down with my teachers or parents to discuss any challenges I faced.
Her confidence in my ability to succeed never waivered, and she was always searching to find better strategies that best suited me. She served as an academic counselor and was my go-to person to discuss class options, college applications, and anything that I felt weighed on my academic experience.
Miss Ashlee always pushed me to accomplish what I was unsure I could, and was always accessible when I needed an encouraging text. Because of her extensive understanding of who I was, she was able to write me a shining letter of recommendation for my college applications. I was able to reach my greatest academic potential by discovering what type of learner I was, which is invaluable to my future success in college, and if it wasn’t for her I’m not sure I would be graduating at the top of my class and attending my dream school Wake Forest University.