I would like to nominate Connor Collins.
Connor has been such a blessing to my life. He and I have worked together for almost three years. During that time, I've seen Connor grow and mature tremendously! In the beginning, Connor needed a lot of help with reading. We worked 4 times a week for 90 minute sessions for months! He always did his homework and practiced diligently during our sessions. He even took work to complete while on vacation! Connor flew through the reading levels that first year, due to his work ethic and the support of his parents. I couldn't believe the growth this boy was making! It was a tutor's dream situation: a hard-working student and a supportive family. Connor is now on grade level for reading, though he started out almost two years behind his peers. His hard work has paid off and we focus mostly on math now. He is still the hardest working kid I know. I'm impressed by him every session. In fact, each day I see Connor my mood is significantly improved. We laugh through most of our sessions. He has the funniest jokes and is truly an "old soul" deep down. Some of the stuff he comes up with is just beyond hilarious! I have a deep love and loyalty to this family. I feel like I'm part of it. They will always be a part of mine." - Connor's tutor, Katie L.