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Janice Takagi, a math teacher at Tucson High School, with Daniel Schneider, a former tutor for the Center of Retention and Recruitment of Mathematics Teachers at the University of Arizona

The benefits of tutoring programs go far beyond one-on-one instruction, they also serve as a testing ground for the next generation of teachers.

No group understands this better than the Center for Retention and Recruitment of Mathematics Teachers at the University of Arizona.

The Center's goal is to retain math teachers already in the field and to attract talented "math-inclined" college students towards careers in teaching.

For a semester in 2007, Daniel Schneider was one of those students. Daniel served as an in-class tutor for Ms. Janice Schneider's math class at Tucson High School. And this May, he will be graduating with a dual-degree in computer science and mathematics, with a focus on secondary math education.

On this week's Teachers' Voices, Daniel speaks with Janice, as she looks ahead towards retirement after 26 years of teaching in TUSD and offers him a few words of wisdom about his future career in teaching.

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(Funding for the production of Teachers' Voices is provided by Wells Fargo and the University of Arizona College of Education. The series is produced by Matt Felix for Arizona Spotlight.)