"We can't thank Melanie enough for all of her support with our son who is a bright student and a right-brain thinker. We knew he learned differently from our younger son but didn't quite understand how or why. The time we spent with Melanie was invaluable in understanding how his brain functions and learns new information. Through various strategies that Melanie taught him, he now knows how to visually work through spelling, writing and math assignments. As parents we now feel we can help him in his school work and, more importantly, through Melanie's DVD Workshops our son has learned how he can help himself."
— K.G., Parent 6th Grade Boy
"I struggled with patience night after night trying to force my son to finish his homework. Two pages could easily take him 45 minutes. Homework usually ended with harsh words and hurt feelings. In February, the school warned that he was in danger of not meeting 3rd grade standards in reading. I was devastated.
Earlier in the school year, my son tested into the gifted and talented program. However, he continue to be unsuccessful with basic school work. By February, his self esteem was in the toilet. His teacher suggested an "intervention", an after school tutoring session comprised of special needs children. It was a humbling experience for him, and destroyed his self-esteem even more. I learned Melanie's work after speaking to a friend, and the theory of right-brained dominance was suggested.
I immediately did the usual Internet research and couldn't believe my eyes. My son is right-brained in a left-brained world! It was the happiest moment of realization for me. Melanie West was amazing. She put a name to the issue, and gave us the tools and the knowledge to understand his way of reading, comprehension, and learning effective ways to adapt to left-brained modalities. Her passion is children, and it was evident from the moment we met with her.
My son now uses the tools he learned and brought back a final report card that blew us away. He was above level in all the areas that had held him back just a few months before. He actually likes to read now, and is intent on finishing the Hardy Boys series. He has more confidence than ever before. Working with Melanie has forever shaped and changed his life."
— M.F., Parent 5th Grade Boy
"We have worked with Melanie for over two years. She has guided us through uncharted waters and made them feel calm. My daughter loves her one-on-one time with Melanie- it's work time, but Melanie has such a beautiful way with children, they come and go with a smile.
Melanie has helped our family understand that all children learn differently guiding us to understanding what turns the learning light on, and give meaning to the matter. There is no WRONG way of seeing things....only "left" or "right". Melanie always says, in the big picture- it is all good. Our entire family has been blessed by Melanie's understanding.
— S.A., Parent 3rd Grade Girl
"Melanie West has been our son's educational savior for the past 3 years! Starting with Melanie's one-on-one workshops, our son was able to begin a journey of understanding how his brain really learned and apply those ideas into his everyday school work. Melanie also taught him relaxation techniques and other ways to calm his brain. Things that he tries to apply in his everyday life. Beyond this, I was fortunate enough to take one of Melanie's parent workshops. A thoroughly enjoyable experience that brought full circle what my son was working on and ways for me to better understand and help him in the process.
Lastly, through Melanie, we were connected with an amazing tutor that works with our son with homework and so much more. Our tutor brings a vast knowledge of Melanie's techniques as well as a calm understanding of students like my son and how they learn best. I can't say enough great things about Melanie's services! Our educational life would be completely different without them!"
— E.S., Parent 7th Grade Boy