I am Malcolm B. I am entering my 17th year in education and have worked as a tutor for each of those years. I served as a middle school science and math teacher for 11 years and I am in my 6th year as an assistant principal. My undergraduate degree is Psychology and I have a Master’s degree in Middle School Science and Math Education. I have a specialist in Educational Leadership and I am currently working on my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. I continue to tutor because I love...
I am Malcolm B. I am entering my 17th year in education and have worked as a tutor for each of those years. I served as a middle school science and math teacher for 11 years and I am in my 6th year as an assistant principal. My undergraduate degree is Psychology and I have a Master’s degree in Middle School Science and Math Education. I have a specialist in Educational Leadership and I am currently working on my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. I continue to tutor because I love to teach. I enjoy making connections with students, contributing to their academic growth and building their confidence.
Math is a subject that can cause fear, anxiety, and frustration in students. As a student, I experienced those same emotions. My feelings about math changed when I had a teacher that instilled confidence in me. As a tutor, I do the same thing with my students by working with their existing foundation. The math foundation is important because math concepts build upon one another. Understanding one level of math is necessary to understand the next level and it also builds students’ confidence. Building confidence lessens the fear and anxiety students feel when attempting to solve mathematics problems. I work with students to develop their ability to break down complex problems into simple components that make them easier to solve. I am very patient with students as they work through their difficulties.
I have always enjoyed science. I enjoy working with students to understand concepts and I use real world examples to increase my students’ ability to retain the information. The ability to see science in their everyday lives allows students to make long-lasting connections to the material.
Although I have primarily worked in middle school I have tutored students from 1st grade though 11th grade. As a middle school educator I have the unique understanding of what concepts elementary students need to master to be successful in middle school and the foundation students need in middle school to be