"My son is a high school student at Community School. He was not successful at balancing his academics and his sports. Homework assignments were missed, and he would forget when he had a quiz or test. The disorganization combined with his processing disorder left us feeling hopeless that he was going to have a successful school year. When we discussed the problem with his doctor, she told us about Kim Zyblut and Rise Tutoring. We called and set up an appointment to meet with her and see what she had to offer us. Right away we could see that she 'got it.' She understood that he is self-conscious about his disability and does not like to ask for help. Kim also realized that he would make more progress meeting at our house vs meeting at the library or other public place.
"Kim worked with the school and his teachers. After she got him organized, she set up electronic calendars and reminders on his phone to keep him on task. While she monitored his grades and assignment completion, she made our son responsible for taking or getting a copy of class notes. Kim also held him responsible for getting them to her in a timely manner so that she could make Quizlets for him to study in order to improve his test grades.
"As the year progressed, we saw him take more responsibility for his schoolwork, live a more organized life and grow into someone who was fun to be around once again. While I am happy that he got through his 9th grade year with good grades, I am more thankful to have a peaceful home that is once again filled with laughter instead of arguing about schoolwork."
— Mother of a Ninth Grade Student, June 2020 —