I have been teaching in the New York City public school system for almost 9 years. Most of my experience is teaching high school math grades 9-12.
Teaching high school math lends itself to lecture. I like to mix in lecture with student led discussion and questions. Students in my classes are given many choices and expected to provide feedback to guide future lessons. This adds to the rigor of learning high level mathematics.
My favorite teaching moments are when students visit after they graduate and ask me for help. They often regret not paying more attention while they were in my class, but I know they learned more than the subject area--they learned how to be resourceful and how to solve problems--even if they have to ask me for help to get it done.
2012 Master of Science Degree Educational Leadership The College of Saint Rose; 2007 Master of Arts Degree Secondary Math Education CUNY Brooklyn College; 2003 Bachelor of Arts Degree Mathematics Arizona State University; 1999 Associate of Arts Degree Mesa Community College
In my limited free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors. I train in martial arts, and I teach martial arts on the weekends. I have a pit bull mix named Jagger. We like to take long walks and play Frisbee.
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