Middle school presents new obstacles and is a time when J2’s Academic Focus Coaching can help students develop new habits and approaches before the student becomes resistant to change. At this age, kids often have difficulty creating a plan to get from the beginning to the end of an assignment, they may struggle to estimate how long a project will take, or they may have weak working memory skills (making it difficult for them to keep information in their mind long enough to use it). By addressing these areas early, we help students develop a strong foundation for high school and college. Students improve motivation and initiative, while developing tangible skills such as the ability to prepare for challenging tests.
Self-RegulationWe were pulling our hair out and communication between with our boy was nil. After two weeks with Just2 we saw improvement and we were talking again. After the first quarter, we began receiving positive teacher feedback that resulted in better grades than we had seen previously.
F's to A'sOur Junior at Fairview quickly turned his ds &fs to a’s & b’s. Just2 turned his helplessness around to independence.
504 & Concussion ProtocolOn October 12 of last year, our son suffered a concussion on the athletic field. J2 help us navigate the school’s temporary 504/concussion protocol. Unfortunately, during his recovery, he began experiencing symptoms of anxiety that we hadn’t seen in years. Fortunately, we had the Just2 Tutoring team to support us through what might otherwise have been a disastrous semester.
Direct InstructionWe had suspected that our daughter was falling behind in reading. But, it wasn’t until Claire’s fourth grade teacher suggested some additional support that we contacted Just2 Tutoring. Clair was paired with a perfect match for her and together they worked through her challenges in decoding, fluency and comprehension. Our J2 tutor used a dynamic approach incorporating Linda-Mood Bell and Orton Gillham methodologies with unique activities that made use of Claire’s own stories to keep her engaged. Last semester she reached her reading goals and was promoted to a reading group with her friends. She is so proud of herself and we are of her!
Recent DiagnosisFollowing a period of frustration, we had our son formally evaluated by a local neuropsychologist. We were relieved to find that there was a reason for our frustration and a name for what he had been experiencing. The doctor explained that while ADHD is the diagnosis, it is in the training of executive functions that will assist Jack in compensating for his focus challenges and impulsivity. She suggested that we call Just2 Tutoring for what she referred to as “boots on the ground” support for Jack. J2 set up weekly meetings, accountability calls and progress meetings which resulted in effect organization and productivity. Shortly after that, we saw a significant increase in grades and an improved attitude about school.
ACT/SAT & College PreparationOur family is very thankful for Jaz and Mike at Just2Tutoring. Our daughter worked with Mike over many sessions to raise her SAT scores over 100 points AND make her competitive for Engineering School. They worked with her through video conferencing on Google Hangouts so location does not matter. So far she has received three acceptances to Engineering Schools including her top choice at University of Colorado Boulder and expects to receive even more. Also, she has received over $70,000 dollars in scholarships over four years and hopefully more to come. This would not have been possible without the excellent instruction and support of Just2Tutoring. Thank you, Jaz and Mike for being the game changer for Abby.