Mohave high School’s INCREDIBLE Math Tutor
Kauner Cook is a senior at Mohave High School. He was employed at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year to work as a math tutor on Flex Friday at Mohave High School in the Colorado River Union High School District. The 21st CCLC site coordinator noticed Kauner’s skill with mathematics when it became apparent he was able to excel at tutoring the lowest performer to encouraging others that needed extra support. The staff at Mohave High School noticed how pleasant, consistent, efficient and effective Kauner was when he was tutoring students in need of math assistance. Kauner’s story takes on a different lens when you realize he is autistic. Enjoy the interview that Mr. Samuel Dell, Mohave High School 21st CCLC Site Coordinator had with Kauner. We hope that you will be inspired!
An INTERVIEW with Kauner Cook, Math Tutor at Mohave High School
Question: How do you feel about being a math tutor at Mohave High School?
Kauner: The main thing about being a math tutor here is being available to help out students. The process is pretty easy as long as you know the math concepts. Help is always available to me if needed. Being paid for the privilege is really secondary.
Question: Does being a math tutor help you academically?
Kauner: In a way it does, yes. When you help another person with a math concept you are weak on, or that you never knew existed, you learn as well.
Question: If you didn’t work on Flex Friday’s, what would you be doing right now?
Kauner: I would be home sleeping.
Question: How do you think that working as a math tutor can help you for future jobs?
Kauner: This job is all about working with others. Socialization is a huge part of the process. A job like this, as a High School Student, opens your mind to possibilities such as teaching math in the future. For a job like that, being a math tutor is the best place to start.
Question: If you had the opportunity to be a math tutor in college, would you?
Kauner: Yes. Absolutely!
Question: Is there anything that sets you apart from other students here at Mohave high School?
Kauner: If you are referring to my Autism, not really. The only thing that might affect me is how social I can be, because I’m a little shy. I have overcome my Autism by making myself be social and maintaining eye contact. I try not to be uncomfortable about it because I know other people I help are not uncomfortable with me. The only thing I think is different is I am myself, and other students are who they are.
Best of luck to Kauner and his future!