She Helps Students With Math So They Don’t Have to Struggle Like She Did

By Shayla Thiel Stern Houa Xiong remembers how difficult math was for her when she was in fourth or fifth grade. At one point, she said, her teacher told her that she was failing. Determined to learn and improve, she made an effort to come to school early each morning to study math facts all on her own. Today, as a math tutor with Minnesota … Continue reading She Helps Students With Math So They Don’t Have to Struggle Like She Did

A Retired Police Officer Finds Positivity in Math Corps Service

By Shayla Thiel Stern, ServeMinnesota When he retired in 2016, former Burnsville Police Sergeant Dan Carlson traded in his holster for pencils and got a whole new blue uniform. This uniform, however, has an AmeriCorps patch instead of a shiny gold badge. In his second year as a Minnesota Math Corps tutor at Motley Elementary School in Motley, Minn., the 58-year-old says that his 30 … Continue reading A Retired Police Officer Finds Positivity in Math Corps Service