I realize it is a big scary step to do a portfolio review. Here are some comments from the families whose student’s work I reviewed and hope this will help reassure you. 🙂
Your thoughts and understanding are so appreciated as I am navigating these high school years. It is very valuable to know someone who has been there, done that.
Thank you for ministering to our family in this way–you mean much more to me than the required formality of getting their portfolios assessed!
We are grateful for your encouragement and input in the past during our portfolio reviews.
I have been going to Lisa for portfolio reviews for the past 10 years and I look forward to my appointment every year. Her kind heart and helpfulness always make our time a joy, and I know I can count on her to answer questions and provide resources if I need help. I always leave feeling encouraged.
Even though her own sons have graduated, Lisa continues to offer reviews and support. She does it because she enjoys it and she truly wants to help the homeschool community. I tell her every year that she has to keep doing portfolio reviews until my son graduates! 🙂
If only you knew what a blessing your note was with the suggestions!!!!!!! I have been struggling so bad trying to research and figure out what to use!!! I just can’t that you enough for the personal touch and suggestions. I truly truly needed the help!! Thank you for being such a blessing to so many of us that feel lost and sometimes just clueless,. lol I truly appreciate it.
Thank you so much, Lisa! I appreciated your words….they touched my heart and made me smile as we prepare to begin this school year. Thank YOU for all of your support and encouragement, wisdom and guidance on our homeschooling journey!
Thank you for meeting with me. I was very nervous about it, and was worried I wouldn’t have everything I needed. You made me feel a lot calmer and much more positive about homeschooling. I really like having more control over my daughter’s education and I think we did more at home for her age then they do in the classroom.
Each time I walk away from your house I am so over the moon thrilled, uplifted and blessed with how much you offer us!! I couldn’t ask for a better guide and mentor through our homeschooling years. Thank you so much!!
I love how God puts certain people in our life that make a profound difference. You are one of those ladies for me. You are a source of great strength for me. You have made a big impact in our homeschool because of your encouraging words & support. Thank you for everything you do to support homeschoolers. We couldn’t do it without strong women like you. I am blessed!
Thank you very much for meeting with me to do my child’s first portfolio review. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time. Thank you! And thank you for the math suggestions. I can’t wait to try them!
Lisa, my husband and I spoke this afternoon, and we are very thankful for you, and will definitely be using your services again next year.
Thank you for all of your input. You have been a valuable resource over the years.
Our first portfolio review was this past year. Mrs. McAfee was so helpful. Before our scheduled meeting she emailed me to see if I had any specific questions. I found her to be very knowledgeable and objective about curricula and other homeschool topics. Not only is Mrs. McAfee thorough, but she is also easy to talk with, kind and friendly. I would highly recommend her to other homeschool moms and families, especially those who are newer like myself. I think her advice as well as her experience and warm personality make her an excellent choice. Thank you, Mrs. McAfee!
I love sitting down with Lisa for our portfolio review for several reasons. As I gather everything to prepare, I always realize that we’ve done so much more than I thought. I enjoy Lisa’s feedback and excellent suggestions. I also use it as a way to encourage my children to do their best because they often get very lazy mid-year, with us doing our reviews earlier each year, I’m able to use someone else’s eyes as motivation to kick it up a bit. Looking forward to a visit soon!
Thank you again for meeting with me for the end of the year review. It’s always such a great way to review what the kids have accomplished, and I greatly appreciate your feedback on our progress.
We are on our fourth year for portfolio reviews with Lisa. My first commendation would be that she is a Christian, who loves the Lord. She also has complete knowledge of homeschool rules, regulations, requirements, as well as many links to helpful information. Lisa possesses excellent communication skills that help you know all the why’s, what’s and when’s. In addition to performing a complete portfolio she offers excellent and useful suggestions. Lastly, but certainly not least, Lisa is very caring. Which is something all of us need as we homeschool our children. She truly is a blessing.
Thanks for a delightful evening; I really enjoyed the portfolio assessment and I left feeling so encouraged.
Thank you so so much. You have been such a leader and blessing to my family and me. Thank you for your guidance and love for children and their education as well. Hope you have a wonderful year. Thank you again for everything.
I love portfolio reviews with Lisa because they are a joy! Instead of feeling stressed or burdened by the appointment or dealing with testing, I look forward to my end of year review. It’s nice to be able to discuss successes and get ideas and resources for any problem areas.
Although I was initially terrified about the portfolio review process, I now look forward to meeting with you and looking over all that we accomplished (both in the classroom and out)! I appreciate your suggestions and encouragement.
Mrs. McAfee, I was very apprehensive and nervous last year about my very first portfolio review. Quiet honestly, if it would not have been for your blog, I would not have known where to even begin. Your blog gave me step-by-step instructions of what was needed and how to put everything together. Then the meeting with you was exactly what you said it would be, one hour of review of what my son had learned over the last year. His high points, his low points and if he improved after he hit those low points. You are an amazing source of information and I feel so blessed that God has placed you in not only my life but also as a tutor in my son’s life. What a wonderful impact you are having on us both!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us and helping us from start to finish. 🙂 God bless you!
Thank you Lisa for the advice, suggestions, and encouragement.
I so appreciate the time you take for each child’s review. I enjoy the assessment process a lot more than a standardized test. All children learn differently and learn at different paces. We all know that a standardized test is not a true indication of how much a children knows. Thank you for continuing to give me great ideas to this veteran homeschooling mom.
Last year was my first year to have a portfolio review. It was a wonderful experience. It is always a joy to sit with Lisa and visit. She is kind and generous with the time she shares with you. I left the meeting with many ideas to help make the next year better. Lisa recommended many books and activities that we are using this year. I look forward to doing reviews with her again this year.
Lisa, I appreciate your thorough review and all the feedback with ideas and support you gave us. I look forward to our next review with you!