What is Math Mentoring?
It is my philosophy that all students possess the ability to understand and apply mathematics. For some, learning math is intuitive and comes with ease and even enjoyment; for others, it is a struggle that often comes with setbacks, resentment, and even negative experiences, making success in mathematical thinking and performance seem unachievable. Over the years, I have witnessed many students from the latter group be successful in mathematics who even challenge themselves with higher levels of math in high school and college. One of the key factors in their success was having a tutor, a friend, or a classmate who was able to provide assistance, encouragement, and support when they needed it.
I have had the privilege of teaching some of Logan's brightest students in my advanced mathematics classes, and I believe these students are an incredible resource for helping their fellow students who struggle in mathematics. With this in mind, I invite any Logan students who enjoy and/or excel in mathematics to continue a program I started in 2011 at Logan that provides "Math Mentors" to students who need and want help in math. A math mentor is paired with a mentoree, and after an initial meeting to introduce themselves to each other and arrange when and where they will meet, the two are expected to meet at least twice a week to work on math: going over concepts learned and questions about homework problems, reviewing for quizzes and exams, and discussing effective study and work habits.
THE KEY INGREDIENT TO SUCCESSFUL MENTORING!
Of course, for mentoring to work, both mentor and mentoree must be committed to a single common goal: improving the mentoree's success in math. When this happens, I have seen substantial improvement in the mentoree's confidence and performance in mathematics; furthermore, I believe the relationship between mentor and mentoree has the potential to foster a level of respect, appreciation, and even friendship between two students who might otherwise never know each other as students at Logan.
So...if you are interested in being a mentor or requesting a mentor, proceed to one of the two links below to read more and submit an application.
Do you want to be a mentor?
Click here to visit the mentor page and complete an application.
Do you want to be mentored?
Click here to visit the mentoree page and complete an application.