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Upon entering college, I tested into a basic math but was eventually able to obtain a graduate degree in a math intensive subject. The road from basic algebra to advanced mathematics was arduous but it was all made possible over a decade ago with the help of a tutor. It was through tutoring that I discovered my greatest barrier to learning mathematics: a lack of belief in myself. The myth that I did not possess a deep inborn talent required to perform math or science kept me from reaching my potential. Once I let that go, I discovered that even a belated and neglected learner, like I once was, could succeed in math. Math is a craft learned through doggedness and attention. Belief in one’s own abilities can only be recognized through exposure and experience. This is what a tutor provides.

I developed a large repertoire of math skills and memory tricks while being tutored and eventually decided to pass them along as a tutor myself. I continued to use practical equations, colorful anecdotes, and methods of engaging exploration to assist students as a peer tutor until I completed my masters degree in 2006. I was then promoted to the full time Coordinator of Math and Science tutoring at my previous University, where I excelled in my duties to create and present science and math workshops, and to hire and train a team of successful math and science tutors.

I believe in successful tutoring because I am a success story.

Alisha’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Millikin University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General

Graduate Degree: Arizona State University - Master of Science, Computational Biology


Drinking coffee, programming, dancing, exploring all that we know about the origins of life, meeting other protagonists.

Tutoring Subjects



GED Prep

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies


Middle School




Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization