UTVA Success Story

We love a good success story, especially when it comes to virtual education.  The below excerpt was written by a UTVA learning coach about her student’s experience here at UTVA!


“My little boy was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder, and separation anxiety at a very early age. He had the hardest time going to preschool, and made it so difficult for me and my husband. Kicking and screaming every morning not wanting to go. When he started Kindergarten we paid for a private school with about nine kids per class. He did okay with it for a few months, then the kicking screaming, crying in hysterics started up again. My husband works out of state and is home three weeks, and gone the next three weeks all year around, so I stopped working outside the home. Me and my husband were just lost with what to do about our sons situation when my aunt mentioned UTVA to us. We immediately looked into it, and got him signed up and registered for 1st grade. Since I was now at home we felt this had a great chance to work well for our son. UTVA sent all the materials we would need for 1st grade. Books, art supplies, science materials, etc. We got everything set up, and 1st grade was absolutely amazing. I won’t lie, at times it was a challenge to keep my son on task, and doing all assignments, but so much better than what we dealt with at the brick and mortar school. My son had a really difficult time with reading. It was extra challenging for him learning to read, and UTVA recognized that , and got him set up in a different reading program called Mark 12. It was so wonderful watching him learn to read, and he just kept getting better and better at it because of the Mark 12 program. UTVA makes it possible for me to be involved and know exactly what is going on with my sons education every step of the way, and being a part of it, yet not having to teach the curriculum because he has teachers for that. My son has been on the honor roll several times, and has gotten mostly A’s for grades with a couple B’s. He has been in small group math and reading classes which have made all the difference for him. My son is now in 4th grade, and registered for 5th with UTVA. It has been the best decision for our family and Braylon’s education. UTVA teachers and Administration really do care about these kids, and do everything possible to make sure the kids are learning, and not just getting lost in the shuffle. They have more than one way to teach kids, and different programs. UTVA has grown and evolved so much in the last 4 years, and it just keeps getting better. It has been a blessing during this Covid 19 time, without any disruptions he could just keep on learning as usual. UTVA is incredible with amazing teachers and staff. I can’t even imagine where we would be today regarding my sons education without UTVA. My son being able to be taught by such talented teachers in the comfort of our own home has been the answer Thank you for making it possible UTVA!”