I've been teaching for 11 years now. I've piloted new mathematics intervention programs for struggling students in 3 of the 4 different school districts I've worked in. I've also taught students in Kenya, East Africa. I have a wealth of experience teaching students how to think for themselves and to increase their own abilities to problem solve.
My style is extreme. I don't think it can be pigeonholed into a particular style or technique. I foster student growth by asking the right questions and I also try to create an environment for students to be able to think freely. I've been told I'm very entertaining in the classroom. I engage students. I facilitate the learning; If I'm working harder than the students, something is wrong.
I've received awards for excellence in teaching from my local school board. I've presented to teachers at a DACTM Michigan conference and again at our Intermediate School District. I also received a pair of sandals, some African clothes, and African art at a going away ceremony at a school in Kenya...by far the most rewarding of the awards.
Undergraduate degree in Mathematics and History, Graduate degree in Educational Studies and currently pursuing an administrative degree.
Also very interested in promoting student volunteerism. I run a volunteer group at our school and it has won county wide volunteerism awards.