I have a Ph.D. in mathematics and have taught a variety of college level courses in math and applied math. I've always been attentive to students' fears and mistaken notions about calculus and other mysteries. On the other hand I have taught high level courses to serious students (who were occasionally mystified as well.)
One of my main concerns as I observed students struggling with college math was how their high school experience had left them with a distaste for or fear of math. I really want to help overcome some of that before they get to college. I try to know my WyzAnt students and their attitude toward the subjects we're studying and help them get over the hurdles they encounter.
Courses I've taught include: Precalculus (algebra), Applied Calculus (calculus for business), Finite math, Calculus I, II, III (for math majors, actuarial majors, engineers), Operations Research, Actuarial courses: Compound Interest Theory, Life Contingencies I, II and Calculus for MBA students.
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