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Mikayla

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As I began to further my education at Colorado State University and take higher level math classes I really began to realize the importance of having a strong foundation. Many of my colleagues who were in the same class as me understood the concepts that were being taught but couldn’t solve the problems because they didn’t know how to do basic math. For some of them it was gaps in their algebra or misconceptions in geometry. For me, I found that I did better when I knew how to apply various problem solving methods and was able to critically think about concepts in a more general and abstract way. These tools however cannot be gained overnight but only over time with a lot of practice. I’ve also learned in college that it is better to go to office hours and ask a few questions rather than spending a few hours struggling through a problem. This is why I believe that individualized tutoring is so important. One is only going to learn something if they are able to organize it and make sense of it in their mind. Not everyone learns the same way and each individuals learning style is unique. I think it is beautiful how different each individual is and I want to meet the needs of the individual. My goal will be to give students the tools they need to succeed in whatever they put their mind and heart into later in life.

Mikayla’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Colorado State University-Fort Collins - Current Undergrad Student, Mathematics Teacher Education

Hobbies

Adventures!!! This includes almost any outdoor or spontaneous activity including: water skiing with the family, hiking 14ers at sunrise, roadtrips to far away lands, throwing suprise parties for roomates, and visitiIng syblings on weekends. I also enjoy running, reading, baking, and doing art when I can. I'm currently in the process of doing a personal reconstruction of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe using watercolor and graphite pencil. It takes a while to comlete the projects but the results are almost always worth it!