I am a State of Arizona Certified Teacher, highly qualified in math. I have taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 at the high school level. I also bring an added benefit of years of parental experience. I know how to relate to teens and tweens and my experience helps to build a positive working relationship that makes learning fun and communication comfortable. I celebrate all student success, no matter how small and break topics down into easy to understand concepts that build on each other and spiral to keep all topics fresh. I really don't like to toot my own horn so I will provide some quotes from recent classroom observations conducted by my principal(s):
"Mrs. P has obviously established an excellent rapport with students as they are very active in asking questions. Students are behaving well during the lesson. She is patient and clarifies as needed."
"Mrs. P maintains high expectations for learning for ALL students and she ensures students practice the methods correctly each time as to not make mistakes. Mrs. P is committed to the subject and her students demonstrate pride in their work."
"Mrs. P uses multiple strategies to ensure student learning. As the need is identified, she clarifies and chunks information. She closely observes to verify understanding of all students before moving on."
And even more importantly, here are some comments from my students:
"Thank you for making math class not boring and for making me feel smart!"
"You have an enormous amount of patience for students, including me. I appreciate how you never gave up on me even when I was close to giving up on myself. That take true dedication. Thank you."
"You definitely make learning fun and have enhanced my high school experience. Thanks for being so amazing."
"I enjoy having you as my teacher. Your class is the one class that I look forward to. Learning in your class is not stressful like most classes. You make learning fun and relaxing."
"I really enjoy having you as a teacher. You continually challenge me to think smarter and have shown me that I CAN do it without my calculator."
"I am very happy that you were my math teacher. You have helped me alot and I can actually understand what you teach."
So what are you waiting for? Let's get started...take a deep breath...it's not brain surgery...it's just math!
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