Between 1992 and 2004, I was a high school math teacher at Mount Desert Island High School (MDIHS) in Bar Harbor, Maine. Since leaving the classroom, I have worked as a statistician for USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service and currently work out of their East Lansing Field Office. I am married to a former middle school math teacher, and I have three young children.
Throughout my twelve years at MDIHS, I taught a wide variety of classes and ability levels including Algebra I, Geometry (College Prep and Honors), Applied Math (Tech Prep Math), Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus, Statistics, AP Statistics, and a Discrete Math class I designed for 11th and 12th graders. As a tutor for Wyzant, I have worked with traditional high school and college students needing help with algebra, calculus and statistics, as well as non-traditional students preparing for the LCC Math Placement Test.
I enjoy working as a tutor for WyzAnt because I miss being in the classroom and I like being involved in mathematics education, even if only part time. Teaching has always been my first love, and nothing makes me happier than seeing a student who has struggled to understand mathematical concepts finally "get it". Even in my current position with USDA/NASS, I take the greatest pleasure in training newly hired statisticians, interns, and enumerators in the workings of our agency and the mathematics involved in our survey and estimation programs.
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