Tutor Spotlight – featuring Mardee Costa
Mardee Costa was one of the first Healthy Cities tutors at Clifford School when we began tutoring there 6 years ago. Since then, Mardee has tutored three students and has been with Landon who is now a 5th grader since his 3rd grade year. They have a wonderful friendship and they say that Mardee will be tutoring Landon until he gets married!
Landon’s mom agrees that they have a special bond,“Landon is always happy to see Mardee and looks forward to the days he gets to work with her. She has gotten to know how he operates and works with it. Mardee meets Landon where he is and is a caring friend. We are lucky to have her working with him for a 3rd year!”
We enjoyed watching Mardee and Landon work together and saw first-hand that they are the perfect pairing. They are both A’s fans, they like giving each other gifts like unique pencils and cool erasers, and pranking and joking with each other. Landon says enthusiastically that “Mardee helps me with my reading which has gone up a lot. She also helped me prepare for a math test that I did really good on.” Mardee’s motto with Landon is “No rushing, no guessing” and she has teased him that she might even tattoo that on his forehead.
We give Mardee big thanks as she begins her 6th year of volunteering at Clifford School. As we begin our 23rd year at Healthy Cities Tutoring, we also give thanks to ALL of our 400+ volunteers for their time, attention and encouragement to help their students succeed in school and in life. We could not do this work without you.