I have been teaching middle school math since 2006. I have mostly taught Algebra and Pre-Algebra to 8th grade students.
I love getting students to talk! Talk about math so that they use the vocabulary correctly and deepen their understanding. Math is a foreign language so students need lots of lots of practice to use mathematical notation correctly.
I have served as department head of our middle school math department.
I grew up in Long Beach where I attended Poly High School. After that I went to UCI, where I decided that I wanted to make math accessible to those students who thought math was too hard! In 2011 I decided to get my Master's in Math Education from Cal State Long Beach.
I have been married for 9 years and have two beautiful children: Caleb (5) and Drew (3).