I have taught Algebra I for seven years at two different schools. Both had very diverse student populations. I have had great success preparing students for the Algebra I EOC and want to share this success with other teachers (and maybe make a little money at the same time!).
My priorities in class are to learn math and have a little fun. I try my best to have students work from bell to bell. My classroom is very interactive and I encourage students to help each other. I am very passionate about math and teaching it to students. My students would tell you I love math a little too much and I always make them work! I have had many students tell me that I make math seem easy and it was always hard for them before being in my class.
My biggest reward is seeing a student understand something for the first time or having a student tell me that my class is their favorite!
I have a BS in Civil Engineering. I was in that field for eight years and have my Professional Engineering license. I enjoyed the math part of the job, but it was missing something for me. After having a family, I decided that I needed a more family friendly career so I transitioned to teaching. I LOVE IT! I found that I needed to feel like I was making a difference to be satisfied with my job.
I am married to the love of my life and have two amazing little girls. Life is good. :)