Big Gains In Just Five Weeks

Dyslexia Program

By Ola Pigman

DanielHDuring each Summer Tutoring Program Graduation, tutors present the Michael Mullins Award to the “most outstanding student.” This student exhibits proficiency and skill in a variety of areas including reading achievement, reading comprehension, math, and writing.

The 2015 recipient of the Mike Mullins Award went to Daniel, a student from Laurel County, Kentucky. Daniel completed all of level eight in our reading strategy curriculum, advanced vowel teams, and close to half of level nine, influence of foreign languages. In addition to his academic achievements, he has been a leader to fellow group members and demonstrated maturity.

“In just five short weeks, Daniel improved twelve grade levels in passage comprehension and nearly six grade levels in math.”

In math class, Daniel was a very enthusiastic young man who was always eager to “jump right in,” demonstrating his knowledge of the different mathematical concepts he had learned. He was always excited to learn new material and offered a lot of encouragement to other students, saying, “You got this.” He completed fifteen diagnostics. These diagnostics covered addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, ratios, percent, geometry, algebra skills, and reading problems.

In just five short weeks, Daniel improved twelve grade levels in passage comprehension and nearly six grade levels in math. Way to go, Daniel!