Mahama Nyankamawu

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I was born and raised in Ghana and moved to the United States fourteen years ago to attend graduate school in environmental engineering at Georgia Tech. During summer breaks at Tech, I taught physics and math to high school students at Morris Brown College in Atlanta. After working for a few years, I moved to New York City to pursue an MPA program at Columbia University. As a graduate student at Columbia, I served as a teaching assistant for accounting and social capital markets.

I co-founded the Apo Galore tutoring program that provided science and math lessons for 300 students each summer. I also taught Math for 2 years at Ghana Secondary School, a high school in my hometown of Tamale. Over the years of teaching and tutoring, I learned how to adapt my teaching style and approach to the individual strengths and weaknesses of my student.

At AJ tutoring, I help students ace pre-calculus and algebra. I derive my biggest satisfaction from guiding students to develop problem solving skills and greater belief in their abilities. I believe that with practice and self-belief, anybody can succeed at math. I also believe that students can be helped to see math as the fun subject that it is.

I have many interests outside of tutoring! I perform with world-class Salsa dance teams at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles and at the All Nations Festival in New York City. I am an avid reader with interests spanning psychology and career advancement. I also enjoy writing and recently co-authored an ebook.

Subjects Tutored

  • Academic IAC
  • Academic Algebra 1
  • Academic Algebra 2
  • Academic Trigonometry
  • Academic Pre-Calculus

Offices Served

  • Palo Alto


(650) 331-3251 ext. 728

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“AJ Tutoring was terrific! Our tutor hit Anna with a completely different approach; his style was especially good for Anna. Her improvement gives her a better shot at early admission to Georgetown.”

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