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Professional Development Testimonials

One of the best presenters I’ve seen. His fast pace, humorous delivery, and supplemental slideshow kept my attention the whole time!
— Teacher, Madeira City Schools
The presentation has already affected my plans for working with students on long-term projects this year - and not just students with ADHD, but with all of my students.
Joy has an amazing ability to explain the various components of literacy in a way that sticks. After 8 years of teaching, I walked away learning something new.
— Amanda, Kindergarten teacher
These 2 days were BY FAR the most informative sessions I’ve attended since becoming a teacher.
— Malia, 2nd grade teacher
It was super impactful when the presenter showed brain scans – it really hit that ADHD is “real” and that many of our students, who are expected to act adult-like, are several years behind in their development.
By far the best outside presenter I have ever seen at an inservice in 18 years of teaching.
It was a full day! Classroom applications, expectations, abilities, executive functioning, brain research, developmental differences, how ADHD presents itself differently and the examples presented, I could keep going....
Joy is very down to earth and easy to talk with. She gives common sense, everyday ideas you can use.
— Anne, Special Education teacher
The information about sense of time, chemical processes in the brain (dopamine, etc), how caring and motivation come from the prefrontal cortex, and the difference between knowing what you ought to do and having the ability to do it was so helpful and useful.

Academic Mentoring Testimonials

Connections has been a wonderful experience for our family. We tried franchise-based learning centers but they were extremely expensive and inflexible. We also used upperclassmen but they lacked professional insight. Connections is affordable, professional and very individualized. You have taken time to get to know our child through parent/child interviews, meetings with teachers, and reviewing past assessments and evaluations. Our child is rapidly building confidence, becoming more motivated and performing at a higher level as a result of their in-depth coaching and guidance. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Connections because at least for our family - they have helped us keep the home front peaceful and the classroom productive!
— Parent, Indian Hill Middle School
My tutor is amazing, when I was in 4th grade I was struggling in math but she has helped me find ways to be successful in it. I still struggle, but not as much. She taught me to ask for help when you need it and to not be afraid of it. Teachers are there to help you succeed not to scare you.
— 6th grade student, Cincinnati Country Day School
Just wanted to touch base and say how well the new tutor connected with our daughter today. She found it very useful and is looking forward to her next session on Monday . Thank you so much for finding such a great tutor despite all the restrictions we had. Once again Connections Tutoring is the best.
— Parent, Indian Hill High School
Please accept this note as an expression of my gratitude as your work with {student} has transformed him. I have seen such incredible progress in him. Not only in his work production, but also in his confidence. He just left my room after reciting his poem nearly perfectly. I will have my grades updated by Sunday, so he can see the results of his efforts (and your efforts), but please know that his smile as he left my classroom was better than any grade in my grade book. Thank you!
— Teacher, Summit Country Day
I forgot I liked math! My tutor explained everything well.
— Student, Walnut Hills High School
I just have to tell you that my daughter is always SO upbeat after her tutoring session. You have a real gift. When she gets in the car she is smiling and she is excited to tell me about her progress. You can’t put a price tag on that. You are a wonderful role model for her and we are grateful for that.
— Parent, Middle School
Connections Tutoring worked with my son for three years. They provided one on one support to increase his understanding and confidence in math as well as provided weekly support for the increasing academic demands he faced as a middle and high school student.
— Parent, St. Xavier High School
The level of professionalism and the high level of communication is what has set your business apart. I appreciate all you have done to make a positive impact on both of our children.
— Parent, Cincinnati Country Day School