As A Teacher:

..."Highly competent teacher in many respects, upholds high academic standards for her students and seeks better instructional practices as new situations arise. Effective in creating a positive classroom environment, where students have many opportunities to engage in authentic learning tasks..." –Gloria Baldoni, Program Faciliator/Specialist

..."Is enthusiastic about teaching and having a long-term teaching career. Always positive and outgoing, she enjoys working and planning with other staff members. She would be one of those teachers who would become immersed in the culture of the school and would volunteer to help in any way...I would rate her in the top two percent of the over 250 student teachers I have supervised." –Nacy Elliott, University Supervisor, CSULB

..."Actively participated in various district training's and staff development training's which included literary, math, and an action research project for academic vocabulary. She is a model of continuous improvement as she actively applies new learning into the classroom, and explores various avenues to help her students meet and exceed proficiency levels. She is a true professional and life-long learner..." –Rese Jacobs, Former Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent for LBUSD/Principal

As A Business Owner, Tutors for Tots

“Ms. Aleru is absolutely wonderful! My daughter has APD (Audio Processing Disorder) and Ms. Aleru has been able to engage her academically and intellectually on a level that she can understand. Ms. Aleru definitely thinks outside of the box to find new and fresh ways to make subjects that are difficult (especially in the areas of math and writing) fun and exciting. I would recommend Tutors for Tots to anyone looking to supplement their child’s education.”
—Nicholle Hartman, Parent/Client

“I highly recommend Ms. Aleru. Tutors for Tots, has been a wonderful resource for our students. I have firsthand knowledge of her skills as a teacher and school counselor and find Ms. Aleru to be an inspiring educator who makes learning fun.” 
—James Lingen, LBUSD School Psychologist

“We love Tutors for Tots! Our daughter is improving with her school work and I can thank the wonderful tutors that Tutors for Tots has provided to us. Dupé and team have been amazing throughout the process and are always available to talk to when I have questions. We have tried different avenues to find the right tutor and have failed! Dupé found the perfect matches for our daughter.” 
—Nichole Mardesich, Parent/Client

“We were fortunate enough to have Dupé Aleru as a long term substitute for my sons’ kindergarten class. She was fantastic - the kids genuinely loved her - so naturally I was thrilled when I heard that Dupé was going to start a tutoring business. Lisa currently tutors my son, and she is amazing - patient, intelligent and reliable. I have referred at least three other families to Tutors for Tots and will continue to recommend them should anyone ask!”
—Christina Derme, Parent/Client
“Stephanie, thank you so much for coming here every week to be my tutor. You have helped me so much. I don't even want to know what my grades would look like without your help. You were very supportive, firm but fair. I'm glad that you encourage me to do my best.”
 —Rena Accetta, Student

“Last year when we started Tutors for Tots, I was desperate to find academic assistance for my daughter who was a new 6th grader entering Middle School. The transition from 5th grade to 6th grade was difficult and challenging. However, your tutoring program and selection of Kelley totally made the difference in Dominique’s academic success. By the end of the school year, Dominique earned a 3.5 G.P.A. I know that your program works for families who are committed to partnering with you to achieve academic excellence. We are very appreciative and honored to be a part of Tutors for Tots!”    
—Angela Payne, Parent/Client

As A Reporter/Blogger:

"Thank you! Thank you! The photo and caption and everything look fantastic today in The Courier! Thank you so much for running it again this week.There will be several happy parents today I hope! I hope you have a wonderful weekend."  –Michele Rose, Hawthorne Chair Reflections 

"You're the BEST!!!! I saw the article you wrote and it's absolutely AMAZING!!! You're a brilliant writer! Keep it up! See you soon!"  –Ryan Blakely Smith, Owner of World Music Academy

"I saw the Fairburn Online Auction article in the BH Courier today- thank you so much!  It looked great!  Several members who are also on the auction committee with me saw it too."  –Lisa Francoeu, Fairburn Auction Chair Committee

"Terrific article. Well done...and thanks for the support." –James Jimirro, creator and founding president of The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video

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"Impressive blog post, I watch for fresh news from you."–Myles

"Thank you for the wonderful article! I’ve gotten a number of calls from parents and board members – you are right – they love seeing their kids’ names in the paper!!!  Thanks again"–Robin Federman, Assistant Director Development Shalhevet School

"Thanks for getting the Cal Bears picture in the Courier....the team was thrilled!"–Nancy Heim, UBS Financial Services

"Thank you for the great picture and article in the Courier last week. You did a fantastic job!!
We appreciate you so much."Deborah Forno