Hey! Caitlyn here, writing to you from good ole Yellow Springs. I moved off-campus in August into a big house with lots of friends! Everything has changed so much since then, which is something I’m learning to cope with.
Now I’m on co-op and finally working with kids! I was lucky enough to be hired as the math tutor Miller Fellow at Yellow Springs High School. They didn’t hire me full-time so I’m still working a few other jobs to fulfill co-op hours requirements and make rent— another thing I’m learning to navigate! I’m also taking a Queer Reading class during this co-op and experiencing familial and identity difficulties, which are all things I’m hoping to continue to grow and learn from.
Anyway, to be honest I am not the best at math. I passed everything in high school and have taken a few required math courses at Antioch but it is far from a favorite subject of mine. I took this job to challenge myself and give myself more experience working with younger people in a classroom setting. So far I’d say I’m doing a great job! I am working mostly with students who have diagnosed learning or math disabilities/difficulties. I feel very comfortable with the math we do together and I feel confident in my abilities to learn with them when we stumble into something that’s confusing.
I am so, so excited to get to work in a school for a whole year and build relationships with students and staff members there. This will be a co-op for learning to live in my body, in this house, and with this level of excitement.