As a birth parent, foster parent and adoptive parent, I’ve had dozens of kids and many of them have required tutoring at one time or another. Of all the tutors I’ve hired over the past 25 years or so, Karina is my favorite and she created the best results. Karina tutored three of my kids when they were in 7th, 8th and 10th grade for about six months. She was loving and kind, with just the right amount of toughness to get the job done. One of the kids had flunked a whole year and was in the process of flunking another year when we hired Karina. He ended the year with a 3.5 GPA and qualified to enter an independent high school! The best part is that, even though each child is very different, all of their distinct needs were individually met in a way that worked for them. Karina is amazing, and the children still enjoy touching base with her, two years later, especially to report their academic and athletic progress in their new schools!