Transitioning from middle school to high school can be quite a challenge for most incoming freshmen, but Uwezo Flewellen II has taken on the challenge and exceeded the expectations of most. Uwezo is a pre-IB student at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School and an alumni of Coan Middle School. His love for math and dedication to student achievement led him to create a math-tutoring program called “Simple Math Today,” which is offered to students at Coan Middle School.
Although math can be a challenging subject, Uwezo believes that all students can achieve success in math by incorporating a peer-to-peer modeling technique. This technique supports students with their math assignments and builds the students’ self-confidence to tackle new math skills. High school students who volunteer with Simple Math Today receive service hours for their time and talent.
Uwezo maintains a 3.5 GPA while being active in drama club, chorus, and his youth group at Impact Church. He often volunteers in the community and helps classmates with their projects as well. Uwezo plans to continue offering tutoring to After School All Stars students at Coan Middle, and he hopes to offer the program to more ASAS Atlanta sites in the future.
– written by Debbie Vassell Mitchell, Media Specialist at Coan Middle School