These stories and reviews were written purely by the people we have served and they demonstrate the local impact that MAD4YU has in Richmond, Virginia.
“The program is amazingly helpful. My kids improved in school, giving them opportunities to bond with other individuals that encouraged and supported learning and doing their best.”
What was the concern before your child participated in our tutoring service?
I was concerned about my child being able to “keep up.” As the work was becoming harder, I needed him to have a reliable way to get help on subjects I could no longer help him with. For example, if he had trouble on Monday with a concept, he knew he would see his tutor on Friday, and they could get him straight before the class moved on to the next concept.
What made you choose our service over anything else you could have done?
Affordability, Accessibility, Flexibility, and Inclusion
What results did your child get from participating in our tutoring service?
Maintained scholastic honors
What is life like now that your child has experienced our tutoring service?
I would say he learned how to prioritize and organize himself better. He also learned how to be a better advocate for himself and reach out and ask for help with things he does not know.
– Narita Snead
“My children still do tutoring virtually. I prefer virtual. It’s more convenient, more one-on-one time without distraction from other people, and the commute is great. Until the virus is controlled, like chickenpox or measles, I wouldn’t be comfortable bringing my child to the center. The center is too small for a group of people to get tutoring and not potentially get exposed. I would love to continue to virtual and still make a donation from time to time.” –Roxann Derricott
“My son attended this program for about two months. He liked it very much.
It’s completely free of cost. I truly appreciate the members and volunteers for doing this great community service.” –Nitha Babu
“This program helped my child a lot, especially immigrant people like us who can’t afford other tuitions.” – Lulu Zin
“This is a very thoughtful service you provide. Even the ability to link available tutors with students during COVID. I have three children that needed tutoring.” –Davida Scott
“I really appreciate all you do.” –Georgina Appiah
“My son Marcel did benefit from tutoring. I would bring him back. I would recommend the program. – Alicia Jefferson
“The tutoring services my child received met my expectations. Strongly Agree __x_ My child liked going to the tutoring. Agree _x___ Did the tutoring help your child do better in school? Strongly Agree __x How would you rate this program, based on the experience of you and your child? Strongly Agree _x_ Would you enroll your child in tutoring again if you had the opportunity?Yes_x_” -Heather Johnson
“The tutoring services my child received met my expectations. Strongly Agree __x_ My child liked going to the tutoring. Agree _x___ Did the tutoring help your child do better in school? Strongly Agree __x How would you rate this program, based on the experience of you and your child? Strongly Agree _x_ Would you enroll your child in tutoring again if you had the opportunity?Yes_x_” -Danyelle Wilson
“I read about Ms. Crawford’s article in a local newspaper and decided to call the listed number. I called the number and made an appointment, and Ms. Crawford welcomed me with a smile and made me feel welcome! Whenever I needed her help, she was always available, encouraging, uplifting, and willing to help when I needed her. Ms. Crawford is a very patient, always willing to lend a helping hand. I tell everybody that I come in contact with who is looking for help with a resume to contact her. This organization will make a difference for you, and I am so glad I got in contact with them; Ms. Crawford has always made time for me.” – Cheryl Brokenberry
“I was referred to MAD4YU by a customer at the Supreme Flea Market in Richmond. MAD4U helped with my resume, helped me learn how to use a computer, and took the time to help me find employment. MAD4YU taught me how to access and read my incoming job emails. Ms. Crawford taught me how to use the internet in many ways to find employment, the best place to come for help.” – Lemuel Charity
“I came to MAD4YU to look for a fresh start/new start. Ms. Crawford is a very good teacher and friend. I have learned a lot in her class; she is the best and worked one-on-one with me, slow and not fast, to get the most out of the class. She is helping me get a better job so that life will be better for me. She has helped me learn hands-on computer skills, and I have learned a lot!” –Randy Gwinn
“We started at Mad4Yu because my son was having a tough time transitioning from homeschool to public school. As an 8th grader, he had a rocky year, but he saw the team at Mad4Yu as being on his side, people he could count on when he was struggling academically. He got in the habit of making notes throughout the week of topics he wanted to ask his tutors about and of writing out his notes from tutoring sessions when he was stuck on a problem at school. Without Mad4Yu, I’m almost certain my son would not have been confident or prepared enough to be advancing to his first year of high school next year. We can’t thank Mad4Yu enough!” – Stephanie Somers, Mother of Richmond Public School 8th-grade student.
“I first used “Making a Difference for You Technology Resource Center” about three years ago. I received help with my resume and “Word”. I am now working. This year I again went to “Making a Difference for You” and received assistance with all the Microsoft Office products. I was taking a computer class at Reynolds Community College. I needed help to pass the class. I had excellent tutors who were knowledgeable in Office Products. I had help with Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. I received an “A” in my computer class thanks to “Making a Difference for You” Ms. Gail Crawford and everyone at “Making a Difference for You,” who are professional and friendly. They genuinely want to help. Your success is their goal. They want you to be the best that you can be! I, in turn, have offered my services as a volunteer for “Making a Difference for You Technology Center.” – Pamela Murphy