I am writing to thank Inner City Youth Tutoring's (ICYT) Funding Program. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that my daughter, Cassidy Greenwood, was again chosen as a recipient for funds to be applied to her weekly tutoring sessions.
Tutoring this year was such a blessing. COVID really changed a lot of things in terms of schooling. Tutoring really helped bridge the gaps with schooling at home through zoom/online classes. When my daughter, Cassidy, was struggling, she could have a one-on-one with her tutor. ICYT's tutors were able to break down the fast pace lessons from her school's online classes so that she could figure things out and understand them.
My daughter has benefited so much from tutoring and the hands-on resources ICYT provides. I know that if we didn't have tutoring, she would have lacked in her schooling.
Again, I would like to say thank you very much. Cassidy would not have been successful without Inner City Youth Tutoring and its excellent program and tutors. Without the funding and resources, ICYT provided, we would not have been able to afford the tutoring Cassidy needed this year.
Mr. and Mrs. DeAngelo Greenwood, Parents
Inner City Youth Tutoring, thank you for everything I received this year. All the hard work and time put into me during tutoring sessions this school year was great. The money my parents received helped very much also. My education has improved a lot, and I was able to get the teaching and all the resources I needed to accomplish being a successful student this year. The teaching and resources provided helped me tremendously, especially when I had to adapt to new learning conditions (online learning) because of COVID. The time and effort Ms. Marsha put into my teaching were tremendous and helped me and helped other students who needed extra help. I am very appreciative and grateful for the excellent teaching. Thank you again for giving money so other students and I could receive the extra educational help and resources needed and the funds for my weekly tutoring services. It really helped a lot, and I am very blessed.
Cassidy Greenwood, 7th Grade-Crestview Middle School (Rockwood School District)
Inner City Youth Tutoring and Ms. Marsha I say, "Thank you." my family has truly benefited from the funds distributed from Inner City Youth Tutoring for my daughter Pamela Jackson's weekly tutoring this year. Because of the generous contribution, my child has safely received one-on-one tutoring in a loving atmosphere (in-person and virtually) during this pandemic. This made it possible for my child's immediate and basic educational needs to be met during the pandemic. Your support has played a role in my child's education. Thank you once again for your help and support.
Shanieka Jackson, Parent
Thank you for helping mom pay for my tutoring sessions this year. The tutoring helped me with my math and reading. I was able to get help on the computer. I was happy to have the computer.
Pamela Jackson, 2nd Grade-Biome School-St. Louis Public School District (St. Louis, MO)
Thank you so much for all you have done and given our family. We have truly been blessed and appreciate your time and support with our kiddos. They are doing amazing, and you have something to do with that. Ms. (Marsha) McCleod, you are the bomb and the best. We love you!
James and Aldine Woods, Parents
Thank you, Ms. Marsha.
I wish to come to your house.
I wish I keep doing schoolwork with you and me.
Hope Woods, Junior Kindergarten-Tower Grove Christian School (St. Louis, MO)
Thanks for doing tutoring.
I love you.
It is good doing tutoring.
David Woods, 1st Grade-Premier Charter School-St. Louis Public School District (St. Louis, MO)
ICYT tutoring service, thank you for pairing my niece Samaria and me with excellent tutors, Ms. Marsha McCleod and Ms. Mia Simpson. They began tutoring both of us during the pandemic once a week. They made the learning environment safe and comfortable, enriching our learning experiences. Ms. Mia especially made math fun and easy to understand. Ms. Marsha helped my niece become less shy and more confident while building her reading comprehension and writing skills. ICYT, also, thanks for helping me financially with my niece's tutoring. I was helping to raise her and saw she was behind in school, and I wanted her to succeed in school even though I could not afford tutoring on my own. Ms. Marsha and Ms. Mia, thank you so much for working with us! I ended the year with an "A" in math, and my niece Samaria's writing and reading comprehension skills improved and continue to improve. It has been an excellent opportunity to have worked with such great tutors and Inner City Youth Tutoring.
Farrah Lunceford, Aunt/Guardian, and Student
Thank you for letting Ms. Marsha and Ms. Mia tutor me. Also, thank you for providing money for my tutoring to help my T.T. (Farrah Lunceford) pay for it. I really like Ms. Marsha and Ms. Mia and how they taught me. Both of them would always be nice to me and told me I was a good student. This made me feel good and try harder. I am better at math and doing better with my writing. This year I learned how to one-sentence summaries after I read a chapter. I am still learning how to write a paragraph. I did not realize I could do this until Ms. Marsha showed me how to. After finishing a chapter, I practiced and wrote one-sentence summaries and tried to write a summary paragraph with one-sentence summaries on my own. This was really difficult, but I tried and will keep on trying. Ms. Marsha and Ms. Mia, thank you so much for working with me and helping my T.T. pay for tutoring.
Samaria Lunceford, 3rd Grade-Mason Elementary School-St. Louis Public School District (St. Louis, MO) unable to picture