I have been using projects, games, cooperative learning, and interactive activities to teach mathematics at the middle school, high school, and college levels for the last 8 years.
I run a highly interactive classroom that promotes student participation and critical thinking. In a typical class period (my class periods are 100 minutes long), I generally limit my speaking time to two-20 minute sessions. These sessions are broken up by class projects, assignments, and explorative activities that engage the students with the material (often in small group settings).
-State of Florida Star teacher award -2 x teacher of the month (HS) -Rookie Teacher of the year (HS) -High School Student Learning Gains 83%-89% each year -Foundation Grant 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 -Lockheed Martin Academy Grant 2006-2008
Florida International University (BBA Finance) University of Central Florida (MA Math Education)
Member of Florida Developmental Education Association State of Florida Teacher Certification 2006-current (exp 2017) NCTM Member 2006-2008 Intervention Services of Central Florida 2006 (Mentoring at-risk youth) Student Achievement Initiative Mentor (2000-2002) Mentoring secondary students at-risk for dropping out of school Project Speak (Suicide Prevention Program) 2010
Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Mathematics, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Statistics, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Basic Math, Mental Math, Place Value