"A" student!!! But prior to being tutored, my son had not made honor roll since 3rd grade. Ms. Bates entered our lives during the transition from middle school to high school. My son was passed on from 8th to 9th grade because he was a good kid and only struggled in one area of state testing. But I promised everyone that had faith in him that he would not let them down. 9th grade year we made honor roll!!!! Thanks to her he's still making it. We stopped tutoring the end of 10th, and all that she's taught has stuck with him. To Ms. Bates we are forever grateful. Class of 2018 we made it thanks to you. B.J. (2018)
K. is working on a syllables lesson right now and she is teaching me the method that you taught her in order to count syllables in tricky words like flag, ant, & truck.
I told her that she has a session with you today, and she threw her hands up and squealed.
Thank you for all you do. You are loved and appreciated! (K.P. 6/2020)
Ms. Bates is currently tutoring my 7th grade daughter. The experience has been very positive. She has been phenomenal thus far! My daughter connected with her right away (not an easy task). She explains things to her in a manner that's very simplistic and makes sense to my daughter. During our second session she already had gone to my daughters school's website to get familiar with her teachers and the assignments due. She is very knowledgeable in all subject areas, and familiar with educational trends. She has come to each lesson prepared and each lesson is designed with my daughters learning style in mind.
Hello, good news. I passed my (ASVAB) (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test. Thank you and also I want to keep doing tutoring...
"...I just wanted to let you know that I passed (the Math EOCT) with a 209 an(S.D. 2014)d I owe it all to you. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!""
"Sankofa Education Services provide great education services for their students and the warmth and compassion missing from the school system." (A.B.)
"Ms. Ferguson (Bates) is very knowledgeable on education, very professional and she gets to know her students. Her students are also very comfortable working with her."
"The experience has been great. She paired him with someone with lots of patience. My son's grades have truly improved."
"We have absolutely loved our experience with Sankofa! My daughter is thriving like never before. Maat is enthusiastic and thorough, yet patient and empathetic towards each child's individual needs. We look forward to a long and success filled future of meaningful education!" (V.R.)
"Maralene is really helping my son fill in some gaps in math knowledge. She took time to assess and understand how to best teach him. I am so thankful that we found her on Thumbtack! She is just what we needed!" (P.N.)
"I am so pleased with the personal and motivating tutoring that Ms. Maralene provides my daughter. She holds her accountable for her work, gives incentives to help motivate her and in general is warm, friendly, and makes learning fun. I am happy to recommend her to any parent looking for a quality tutor."
Daniel brought back the musical project and teacher said Fantastic! I can tell you he had a lot of fun creating the instruments! A+ "
"He got A's and B's on this report card. Thank u so much for your help!"
Sandra D. 1/2015