Greater M Power Tutoring, llc was officially launched in November of 2013. We are a woman owned business that is locally owned and operated. We proudly provide in-person service to clients in and around Gwinnett County, and our remote services allow us to provide service to clients all around the world.
Phaidra C. Boyd
This has not always been the case, nor has math always been easy for me. In fact, I had to repeat a math course in middle school because I wanted to take shortcuts. I did not want to do my part and read the textbook but wanted my dad to explain it to me. My dad is not a “hand holder “so those help sessions with him were a nightmare for both of us. After middle school, math and I got along pretty well until I met calculus my freshman year of college.
Calculus was so confounding that I called home and told my parents that I wanted to go to Africa as a missionary (*true story). Of course, they did not buy into my sudden bend toward benevolence so I had to confess that I just “didn’t get” calculus. It was not the teacher’s fault. I was unprepared for that math course at the time.
I was, however, able to eke out a B- and a C in the class, but those final grades did not sit well with me. Years later, when I enrolled in graduate school I voluntarily included calculus as part of my prerequisite classes. I told myself that there was no reason that I could not do well in the class. I got perfect scores on tests, just like I knew that I could, and this time I ACED calculus.
My struggles have taught me that:
- You cannot take shortcuts if you are struggling in class, you have to put the time in, get help when needed and learn the material.
- It is not always the teacher’s fault why you do not understand, sometimes your foundation is not strong enough to handle the new information.
- Just because you struggle with something at first does not mean that you will always struggle with it.
My journey helps me be patient and understanding of my clients. I do my best to connect with my clients where they are and guide them to where they want to be.