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Back to the Basics, Former Engineering Instructor Helps Kids Succeed with Math 

After moving from Boston to Minnesota and taking a couple years off of work to take care of her kids, second year tutor, Nida was ready to start looking for work again. She wanted a job where she still had time for her family and could give back to the community in some way. Math Corps turned out to be the perfect fit! 

Although working with elementary students was new to Nida, she was no stranger to teaching. Before moving to the United States, she taught basic engineering classes to undergraduate students at a University in Pakistan. When living in Boston, she taught physics and chemistry to middle school and high school students.  

Currently serving as a Math tutor in Chanhassen, Minnesota — Nida spends her days working with students in groups of 2-3. She says one of her favorite parts of tutoring is when the students tell her that they’re enjoying math now.  

“Students come in that are struggling with math and it’s not their favorite subject,” she says. Nida enjoys seeing their progress and seeing their enthusiasm grow. “To be that support for kids is really rewarding.” 

Although Nida has a background in science and engineering, she says it’s important to know you don’t have to be good at math to be a good tutor. Math Corps training and support makes it very easy to follow along and help students build their basic math skills!

If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity to make a difference, 9 tutors are still needed to help support students in Eastern Carver County Schools. Candidates interested in helping students build their reading, math and early literacy/numeracy skills should apply now to begin in January 2023. Learn more at    

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