Teaching is my second career. I spent 14 years in the computer software industry, starting out as a programmer and working my way up to Information Systems Manager. I then owned a small newsletter publishing business for 5 years. After selling the business, I decided to teach math - my very favorite subject. I have taught Intensive math, Pre-Algebra and Algebra I in a middle school classroom, and I've taught Intensive Math, Algebra 1 and Geometry in the High School setting. I currently am teaching High School Pre-Calculus, Algebra II and college Intermediate Algebra.
I have a very mixed style of teaching depending on my audience. I like to use hands on activities whenever possible. I also believe that the only way to reach every student is to teach several different ways of arriving at the same answer. Most students will find the way that is the easiest for them to understand.
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Received my AA degree from Chipola Junior College in Marianna, Florida. Received a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Received a MA in Math Education from Western Governors University in Utah.
On a personal note, I've been married for 23 years and have three children - two in college and one still in high school. When I first started teaching at the high school level, I was asked to be a class sponsor, so being the newbie I said "yes." I have been the HHS Class of 2013 sponsor for three years now and feel like I have an additional 300 kids! I love teaching and am so happy I made this career change! Check out my new blog: www.solve4pi.com