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"I have a strong desire to help students believe in their abilities. I do this through tutoring elementary math. I fell in love with tutoring while I worked as a paraprofessional in Kindergarten. My favorite part of working with students is when they have their "AHA!" moments and you can see when things start falling into place for them. My favorite memory is when I was student teaching in a 6th-grade more...

"I have a strong desire to help students believe in their abilities. I do this through tutoring elementary math. I fell in love with tutoring while I worked as a paraprofessional in Kindergarten. My favorite part of working with students is when they have their "AHA!" moments and you can see when things start falling into place for them. My favorite memory is when I was student teaching in a 6th-grade class. A student was having a difficult time following what the teacher was explaining. I kneeled beside his desk and walked him through the lesson that was being taught at his pace and so that he could understand it. At one point near the end of the lesson, his face lit up! "I get it!" he whispered. That is when I know I am making a difference and have helped someone.

I worked in Kindergarten and Middle School math for two years as a classroom teacher. Though I enjoyed the students I missed that one-on-one time together. It was almost impossible as a classroom teacher to focus on one student until he or she understood the concept and had their "AHA" moment. I longed to be working with a student again one-on-one talking and exploring a concept until they "got" it. I have been tutoring for 2 1/2 yrs now helping students to face their difficulties with math, to have those "AHA" moments, and most importantly, to believe in their abilities.

Two years experience as a Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Earned my teaching license in 2015

Taught in the classroom for two years in Kindergarten and one year in Middle School math

I focus on strengthening basic math skills so that the student will be prepared for success in Pre-Algebra and beyond.

Contact me for a free consultation! I tutor weekday afternoons Alaska time." less...

Details

fee: $40 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Malia S. is a certified tutor

Brighham Young University - Hawaii Campus, Elementary Education

Eagle River, AK 99577

Subjects Tutored

Elementary Math - Elementary (K-6th)