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Melvin

A learner of life and passionate individual who is building a platform to help people see value in themselves through coaching, teaching and speaking. I earned my education from Alabama State University (ASU) and the University of Indianapolis (U of I). At ASU, I studied mathematics and at the U of I, I studied as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, earning a Master of Arts in Teaching.

I taught high school mathematics (Geometry and Advanced Algebra) for 4 years and 8th grade math for one year. Furthermore, I have tutored for three years and taught virtually for a year, where I earned Teacher Of The Year for an online school.

I enjoy distant running, positive psychology, learning about personal finances, internet entrepreneurship and dancing. Today, I enjoy living a life build around and by my passions.

Undergraduate Degree:

Alabama State University - Bachelors, Mathematics

Graduate Degree:

University of Indianapolis - Masters, Teaching

distance running, marathons, financial literacy, debt elimination, writing an e-book

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy: I love to assist students to connect the logic and skill-set needed and produced from learning mathematics to their personal lives.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a first session, I will get to know students. I will ask students their likes and dislikes with school, math, and outside of school.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Encourage, teach and support the idea of practice, practice, and more practice.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I am a positive psychology guru. I always focus on the positive abilities and skills that a student may have to help increase confidence and motivation.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I search for methods and resources to assist the students. I may look up other methods teachers are using to teach the concept and ask colleagues for support.