I have worked in math education for over 12 years, both at tutoring facilities and in the classroom. My experience includes small group sessions with middle schoolers and math instructor positions at three different institutions, including NJIT and Bergen Community College. I currently teach college preparatory math classes for middle and high school students at Columbia University.
My emphasis has always been on practical applications of the math. Rather than just explain the step-by-step processes on how to solve problems, I emphasize interactive learning, typically through hands-on activities that allow the students to experience the course material instead of just memorize procedures. When I discuss math topics in the classroom, I'm generally known for "pulling back the curtain" and revealing why the solutions are the way they are, getting students to think about the reason for the subject instead of just the subject itself.
I hold a Standard Certificate for Teacher of Mathematics, granted by the State of New Jersey. My teaching styles have earned me high scores on student evaluations and feedback websites such as ratemyprofessors.com.
I hold two Master's degrees in Mathematics, as well as a Bachelor's degree with a minor in Writing. My education mainly focused on applied math and math education, and my graduate thesis centered around using the Fibonacci sequence to help students better understand the presence of math in the real world.
I have worked several freelance writing jobs, providing various online companies with promotional material, landing pages, and blog posts. In 2015, I self-published my own math book describing how math is used in a number of careers and hobbies.