Coaching Testimonials

SOS4Students has been a life-saver for my 6th grade son, who has ADHD, SPD, and Dysgraphia. Beth brings such enthusiasm, energy, and expertise to all of his sessions. My son responds very well to any suggestions or ideas that she has and taught us so much as well. She has an ability to collaborate and communicate well with the individual teachers regarding academics. During our recent IEP meeting, Beth presented a professional and knowledgeable demeanor which was well received by all in attendance. We cannot say enough good things about this awesome, much needed organization and all of their great coaches

- Dan and Cris Silva

Beth Samuelson and Bay Area student Cate Barber discuss how Cate's experiences with SOS 4 Students academic coaching helped her overcome stresses at school, manage her time better, and balance school work with outside activities.

SOS is an amazing organization and I can't imagine where my daughter would be if we hadn't found you.  We have recommended SOS to several parents who have children with similar struggles as ours and will continue to sing the praises of your company. The work you do is important and we see the benefits of Shira’s work every day. Thanks so much for 3 terrific years of support.

- Eli Olson

Getting coaching my first year of college was a game changer. The course work increased in difficulty and volume. I didn't even know where to start. With the one-on-one support I received, my coach and I started strategizing and building a plan to tackle each class. I started to gain confidence in myself knowing I had all the tools I needed to be succeed. I knew I could be successful at a rigorous school, but getting coaching helped me unlock and reach my fullest potential! I never imagined I'd be doing so well, and it's all thanks to SOS!

- Saarah Shah

Amber has been a great help to us and to Elijah. She is hard working, diligent, insightful and caring. 

- David M.

After working with you last semester, his grades improved dramatically, as did his attitude towards himself and us.You helped our son identify that he was an auditory learner and then to find ways to study using this learning style. The difference in grades and attitude from the beginning of the school year until the end was dramatic. Our son's success in school last semester gave him back confidence. If he slips, we now have tools to help him. Our family life is much improved and we are able to enjoy each other again! Thank you for all that you have done and your ability to guide us toward a more productive, smoother road.

- A Grateful Parent

 

I just want to thank you for the great work you're doing with our son. He likes and admires you and takes what you say to heart. I chuckle when I see you giving him the same instructions I have over the years, only with far more success. I'm so pleased with the end result. Thanks again for helping my son begin to reach his potential.
- Jennifer Fish Wilson

 

Within two months of working with [SOS] my son is at the very top of his class. The change is miraculous. We are forever in her debt because we now have a child who is performing at this capacity, and who is liking school instead of hating it. We tried other tutors and alternatives to no avail. [SOS] works magic!

- Lynne Brody

SOS4Students has been a life-saver for my 6th grade son, who has ADHD, SPD and Dysgraphia. Beth brings such enthusiasm, energy and expertise to all of his sessions. My son responds very well to any suggestions or ideas that she has and taught us so much as well. She has an ability to collaborate and communicate well with the individual teachers regarding academics. During our recent IEP meeting, Beth presented a professional and knowledgable demeanor which was well received by all in attendance. We cannot say enough good things about this awesome, much needed organization and all of their great coaches.

- Dan and Cris Silva

I can't say enough positive things about our experience with our son's coach this year. She has helped him hugely in organization, motivation, and confidence. Perhaps most importantly he really enjoys working with her.  We are kept quite well informed on what was accomplished during each session and how we can carry through at home.  We could not be more pleased by our experience this year.

- Mary Firestone

SOS was the missing link for my son's academic success and a positive boost for his self confidence! Cameron's coach was a great match for him, he helped him get organized, provided him with skills to break down big projects, assistance with writing essays or reports, working on complex problems, being on time, controlling emotions, and planning for the future. As a parent, I was not only interested in immediate results in his grades but also building skills to help him as he moves into young adulthood. SOS provided this and more - I highly recommend this organization. Definitely a life saver for my son and our family relationship

- Tammy Appling-Cabading

Our daughter made the Maybeck HS honor roll.  All A's (including Geometry) and one B+ in Forensic Science. We're thrilled. She worked very hard and has learned a lot about how she learns and how she needs to study in order for her test scores to more accurately reflect what she knows. Thank you and SOS for your part in the heavy lifting that helped to bring us here.

- Amy Shutkin

I so appreciate what you've done for our son and us as a family. It was so frustrating for us as parents to try to do what you could do as an "outsider". You've given him some great tools and the knowledge that he can accomplish more than he was willing to admit previously. We so appreciate your help!

- Ellen Odza

Our son received excellent help in an environment that he loved. SOS also provided expert advice to us as parents on how to help him throughout the week. We learned a lot, as did our son. I feel all students, with or without learning challenges, could benefit from SOS.

- Terry Riggins

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