Willie Day

Math Tutor – Minneapolis

I get to apply skills I learned in college to teach math to school students. And I find it rewarding that I can make a difference in their success. I like being part of their becoming more confident as they improve upon their math skills.

Willie Day, Math Tutor

Willie Day, Math Corps tutor, Sojourner Truth Academy

When asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, Willie Day would have said “teacher.” When Willie heard about the great work being done at Minnesota Math Corps, he knew he had found the perfect opportunity to put those teaching skills to the test. For him, one of the best parts of being a tutor is being able to offer that small group instruction and individualized attention to the students who need it.

And what a difference it makes! One of Willie’s fondest memories as a tutor was when one student who had at first spoke negatively about herself and thought she couldn’t succeed finally surprised him one day by confidently declaring “I’m smart!” It’s that change in attitude as students improve upon their math skills that’s been the most rewarding aspect of his experience with Math Corps.

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Willie Day

I get to apply skills I learned in college to teach math to school students. And I find it rewarding that I can make a difference in their success. I like being part of their becoming more confident as they improve upon their math skills.

Kim Le

Math Corps made me think how I could explain things differently if kids didn’t understand right away.

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