Case Study
Hari Narayanan

Full Support in English Subject Learning

Student Profile
G10 - San Fernando, CA
Dewey Smart Coach: Rachel - Brown University
Struggling with low grades in his English class, Hari needed support in everything A-Z, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
Challenges Faced

Writing Essays for HW & Assessments

Using Proper Grammar & Language

Organizing Coherent Thoughts

Consultation Process

Rachel began by looking into Hari’s English Honors Class syllabus to assess topics covered by Hari’s teacher. She noticed that they relied heavily on certain skill sets that were not taught, but students were expected to have them.

Oftentimes, students do not learn fundamental concepts of English beyond Elementary School, especially grammatical sentence construction. This is precisely why university entrance exams, namely the SAT & ACT, require students to prove they can remember them. Unfortunately, Middle School teaches reading, and High School teaches contextual analysis. Neither confirm students’ comprehension of grammar with dedicated classroom lessons. Rather, they’re simply marked-down on assignments and told to improve. How?

Rachel performed a close inspection of Hari’s previous homework, quizzes, and assessments to understand his individual areas for improvement and created a targeted learning plan. Then, she went back to the basics, focusing on punctuation and verb conjugation before moving onto more advanced elements dangling prepositions and misplaced modifiers.

Once mastered, Hari was ready for more compositional skill sets, including how to coherently craft Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions. He learned the importance of clear Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences in PEEL formats - greatly improving his overall ability to articulate his arguments!

Key Results
We’re proud to share
Hari Narayanan
's results:

An ‘A’ in English Honors Class

Reflections & Testimonials
Hari’s Experience with Dewey Smart

I have been working with Rachel to receive solid support! Her sessions on grammar and essay-writing have been incredibly helpful. She gives me timely feedback, and I have been able to earn an ‘A’ in my English Honors Class!

I’m very thankful for all of her help! I’m pretty happy with all of the subject knowledge and skills she has been able to teach me, and I have recommended the Dewey Smart to many of my friend’s.

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