Practical idea: why not distance tutoring on maths/physics/sciences?
Before posting this I felt both excited and scared. But after some pondering, I decided to left frightening thoughts away, and try saying.
Why, then, not providing person-to-person mentoring/tutoring within the Math Support Gals group?
Sure giving free class material may be helpful, especially where budgets are tight. But also person-to-person interaction could be important!
I'm available to, within the Group. Maybe, someone else would love joining.
The addressee might be girls (and boys, too) in, say (in my case) high school and beginning university.
I'd do it for free, under one only condition: that the mentoree herself, when time will come and given occasion, will do the same to another person. I feel love can be only paid with love, and for practical and ethical reason this works at very best across generations (it already does).
Like a preseloan! (This is a word combining "present" and "loan" I and my friends in Italy practice with books and other things: as you give something, the other person is free to consider it a sort of "loan", so she will have no obligation to "retaliate" with another "present". But in this case, the rule is she will return the preseloan to another person.
The scary part is, providing a quality help. Anyone has her/his speciality! I think could give some help in fields I use in my work:
- Numerical mathematics
- Quantitative ecology.
OK, am not that great super-expert. But in case of trouble I have friends to ask, and am willing to study together.
Would like what you do think about!