...When I see they've mastered a skill, I make up purposely complicated problems (17.9x-19,034 = -.039-98x), because they prove - to themselves - 'I can do anything thrown at me. I've got it.'
I love the subject, I enjoy teaching, and work to make the lessons enjoyable - which I think they should be. I'm considered a wordsmith, with a poem of mine published in a respected collection. (read more)
...I have a master's degree in special education, and I am highly qualified to teach math. My classroom typically looks like a group of students working at their own pace and being challenged at different levels. I am especially successful at getting through to students with low self confidence in math and breaking things down into smaller, more obtainable steps that are easily understood. (read more)
...While in Phoenix, Arizona, I teamed up with a research team at Arizona State University and published an article in a scholarly journal. After that post, I moved to New York City, obtained my graduate degree and worked as a researcher at Teachers College, Columbia University and a tutor for elem... (read more)
...Chemical Engineers require a strong background in chemistry mostly to make sure that what you are doing won't explode. In my quest for my Masters in Chemical Engineering, I studied physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and took several labs applying those lessons. At first, chemistry can be re... (read more)