I've taught all levels of math typically taught in American High Schools as well as Community Colleges. The majority of my teaching now is with Cambridge IGCSE. The national average of participating students that pass is usually around 18%, but I've had only two students NOT pass in the 4 years I've been doing it. Beyond that, last year, for example, there were two students outside of my classroom in the entire nation that earned a top mark on the Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics test. I had four. I have developed methods of dialogue and conversation that the language back in mathematics, naturally, all while properly identify the roles of "teacher" and student. I am currently developing a website to help teachers and students achieve greater success in mathematics. It is very upsetting that kids graduate from high school only to have to take remedial math courses in college. It is my mission to limit this occurrence as much as possible. http://thebeardedmathman.com
I am truly a student center teacher. I guide and direct some of the avenues of exploration, but that is only to prevent us from chasing down rabbit holes that lead nowhere. I am more of a facilitator than a teacher and I empower my students to take charge of their learning.
Teacher of the Year at Rio Rico HS, 2014 10 total A-star recipients on the Cambridge IGCSE mathematics test
I've been teaching since 2006 at Rio Rico High School and Cochise Community College
I grow a mean beard!
English Language Arts, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Science, Math Test Prep, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Basic Math