Over the last six years, I have taught both elementary, middle and high school students. Prior to teaching professionally, I was a private tutor in middle school and high school mathematics. At the elementary level, I expanded into reading and literacy intervention for both kindergarten and first grade (and second grade math). Reading and math are at times inherently intertwined because insufficient critical thinking skills and lack comprehension of word problems can make a student feel like a learning objective is insurmountable or minute. It's my job to help the student to make the connection, and retain the building blocks for future learning objectives. It really does get better going forward.