“Facing the realization that our son’s learning challenges were not being met in the public school setting, we were at a loss of where to turn.  It wasn’t just that Melissa was able to assess our son and propose programming to meet his learning disability; she has also been there to support him in so many other ways.  Melissa has worked one-on-one with our son weekly for nearly five years and not just on academics, she has also looked for strategies to support his lagging social and emotional skills.  Advocate, yogi, mentor, guidance counselor, cheerleader, and friend are just a few roles Melissa has played in our son’s life.

Taking on the task of homeschooling a “differently wired” child was incredibly daunting.  Melissa has been there to not only prepare a comprehensive Vermont Home Study year-end assessment, but has also been an invaluable resource in developing curriculum and proposing innovative teaching strategies.

As we continue to search for the right school setting and accommodations for our son, Melissa’s special education expertise has been extremely helpful in our navigating the IEP process.

Our son always looks forward to his time working with Melissa and we are very encouraged by the progress he has made.”

Mother of a twice-exceptional child.

“You’ve been such a calm and caring provider of metacognitive training for my son. Thank

you, Melissa, for your generous nature as well as your expertise–I hope that you’ll continue to

contribute much-needed support to our family!” Dad in Lamoille County, VT

“It use to be extremely hard for me to give myself credit for my hard work, which I know is a

necessity in life. My confidence is much higher, my focus is getting better, and I just feel better

overall. I have definitely been coming into myself a lot more and I want to thank you so much for

helping me do that.” College student