Testimonials

Over the past five years, Tatum has provided our dyslexic son with unconditional love and support. With Tatum’s teaching approach, methodology and techniques, he has been able to grow into a confident young boy who loves to read. Tatum has changed our son’s life and we will forever be grateful to her. - Grade 6 Parent

Ms. Tatum has played a pivotal role in our child's development over the last 5 years, first, as my daughter's teacher, and now as a private reading specialist. Ms. Tatum's love of reading is highly infectious and she helped our child grow from a reluctant, non-reader, to a bookworm - we cannot stop her reading! Over and above her expert knowledge and skillful teaching methods, Ms. Tatum is so caring and kind. Our daughter loves her dearly and never wants to skip reading lessons. - Grade 7 Parent

Tatum's professionalism and service are apparent within all areas of the teaching profession. She is incredibly conscientious and diligent, always looking to fully support those students under her care. She keeps abreast of new trends and continuously looks for ways to improve her skill capacity. Her past students and their parents have nothing but praise for Tatum's teaching practice. Tatum excels in the area of literacy. She has done extensive advanced training in a number of particular programs and it is the breadth of her skill set that is such a value to students and families, especially if there are any concerns within this area. - Elementary Administrator

The one-on-one time my child has spent with Ms. Sherry has been a total game changer in her reading development. She went from falling behind, to meeting grade level standards quickly and then progressing to meeting benchmarks for the grade level above in school! She has given my daughter a strong foundation of phonics, syllabication and reading comprehension strategies that I think many students are not taught or do not really grasp in a mainstream classroom setting. I know this strong foundation in reading will be the building blocks for the rest of her education and success. Most importantly, she has also instilled a love of reading in my child! Ms. Sherry is passionate about teaching and acts as an advocate for the child with their best interests at the heart of everything she does. She gives regular feedback on progress and tips as a parent on how to continue their development outside of the tutoring sessions. It is by far the best investment I have made for my child and wholeheartedly recommend her as a reading tutor. - Grade 1 Parent

Ms. Sherry has been an absolutely amazing addition to my daughter's learning and development village.  From the start of our interactions, she has been comprehensive in her explanations of the reading growth path and where our child falls in her journey as well as exactly what tools and study her development will require.  Ms. Sherry provides very direct, explicit instruction in phonics and syllable types as well as reading comprehension that is clear and easy for our six year-old to follow.  For a parent like me, who is not an expert in education, this has also been a tremendous support to how we develop our practice at home.  The most significant and best element of our experience with Ms. Sherry is her enthusiasm and passion for teaching and sharing her expertise through reading intervention.  This has immediately transpired to our child's enthusiasm and eagerness to learn as well as trust in a productive and very supportive learning environment.  Thank you Ms. Sherry for going above and beyond with your communication, tools and immediate engagement with our family to ensure confidence in the journey. - Kindergarten Parent

I can’t speak highly enough of Ms Sherry. Her dedication, commitment and enthusiasm make each of her sessions highly educational and, importantly, fun! My son loved every session and his progress is testament to Ms Sherry’s tremendous skill as a teacher. Ms Sherry’s attention and care for the individual was greatly appreciated as many classes were specifically tailored to particular needs. That she took a genuine interest in my son’s progress, development and well-being truly sets her apart. My children are very fortunate to have had the benefit of Ms Sherry’s guidance and assistance. - Grade 5 Parent

Tatum's expertise and knowledge in the field of reading is a highly valuable asset to Baobab Education. She was able to pick up my child's challenges through a series of assessments, and provided us with a plan of action on how to best support our daughter. Tatum picked up challenges that had not been highlighted at school, and we are forever thankful that our daughter was able to receive incredible support, helping her grow into the mature reader she is now. Tatum helped us to realize the value in early intervention. We cannot recommend Tatum or her team at Baobab enough. - Kindergarten Parent