Kara Scanlon has helped me grow as a math student. Besides teaching me the formulas and techniques to solve calculus problems, she has given me the confidence to keep working on problems that seem too difficult in the moment.
- Senior in Calculus AB at Bentley School
Thank you so much for staying up all those late nights to help me with calc! I couldn't have made it through without your support and reassurance! Passing with an A is one of my proudest accomplishments.
- UCLA Calculus II Student
Kara worked a miracle with my son. He failed Algebra 2 twice at our public high school and in desperation we came to Tilden High School. It was our great good fortune to be assigned Kara who healed my son of his math anxiety in a few short weeks, and brought out the bright and math-capable person that he truly is. He is currently in college level Precalculus and breezing through it thanks to the foundation that Kara laid. Kara's kindness and gentleness in addition to mastery of both subject and teaching were a gift.
- Parent of a math anxious High Schooler
Kara Scanlon came highly recommended, but no one could really describe how great she is. She communicates her ebullient and infectious excitement about mathematics to our teenager. He looks forward to meeting with her and invariably comments, “Now I get it.” High school math would have been pretty much a disaster without her individual attention and clear, clean and understandable explanations of these complex processes.
- Parent of a student in Algebra II, Precalculus, and then AP Calculus at Maybeck High School
You are my brain helper!
- Newly Diagnosed 8th grader in Oakland
You are my math doctor.
- Middle School boy with ADHD in Livermore
Kara helped me establish new organizational skills while studying and created an environment where I both felt a connection with my teacher and was excited to learn.
- Junior in Pre-Calculus at Berkeley High
I don't think she could have done it without you! She has matured as a person by working with you!
- Father of a Math Anxious College Student
Ate Kara, Thank you, I was in the
- Graduating Senior in Metro Manila, Philippines
Thank you so much for your kindness, intelligence and humor!
- Parent of a high school boy in an arts school
My daughter has short term memory issues, trouble with sequencing, and other learning disabilities. By working with Kara on and off throughout the last three school years; my daughter has gained confidence and really made progress in her education. Kara is extremely qualified and knows how to teach and offer encouragement, a lifesaver for us.
- Parent of a student at Holy Names University
Kara has great rapport with my son. She is friendly, energetic and trustworthy. My son looks forward to working with her. She can draw the math out of him even when he seems unsure of his ability in a concept. She assesses how each child works best and uses the necessary approach. She makes math interesting by finding out my son's interests and weaves it into the math. After she leaves, my son feels confident that he knows the material. She is a great parent resource too - full of knowledge, tips and guidance.
- Parent of a Middle School student in San Ramon
Kara Scanlon is a great educational therapist. She has helped me in two different occasions, for an Algebra class at the University of San Francisco and most recently with a Calculus for Business course. Her motivation taught me not to give up on math. I have learned a lot from her and her step by step explanations are easy to understand.
-College Student in College Business Calculus
She is 10 times better than any other tutor.
- Middle School Student in Sacramento
I am delighted that I got the chance to have Kara Scanlon mentor me during the past few years. She has helped me grow as an individual not only involving school but in my personal life. Before meeting her, I was a mess when it came to my education, I was unorganized, took class notes on random pages or even on different notebooks for just one subject. Since then, I have become a better note taker by using different color pens, taking the time to highlight important facts and even words that I don't understand and by recording lectures. Kara has also helped me to be more confident in a classroom setting, by always reminding me it’s okay to ask questions if I didn't understand something and to take advantage of my accommodation letter due to my learning disability. Before meeting Kara, I was too embarrassed to show my teachers my accommodation letter; but now, I take full advantage and try to get as much support as I can. Kara brings positive energy and will do whatever it takes to help me succeed in my education and in life. I am grateful to have her as a mentor.
- College Student with a Learning Disability at Holy Names University
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