Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

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Mr. Carstensen has been engaging with students of many backgrounds in various and diverse academic settings for many years, from students of minimal resources and support to students of high performing environments.  He is a mindful communicator and advocate for children's rights, health and education.  Fundamentally believes that it takes a village to raise a child--actively supportive parents, caring patient teachers and positive role model adult figures.  His approach to teaching mathematics is one that emphasis the life skills of overcoming struggle, persevering, embracing diversity, and accomplishing the seemingly impossible.