My name is Andy, I'm an Aries, and my favorite movie of all time is "Jurassic Park." I have a long running deep passion for helping people learn mathematics and related subjects. On a practical level, numeracy is a necessary skill for working in the global, information-centric economy we live in today. On an intellectual level, math is an amazingly elegant expression of the human ability to reason and create. I truly love sharing math in all its forms with other people.
All too many people say to themselves "Oh, I'm just not good at math; I just don't get it." This is something that is patently untrue. Numeracy is an ability just as universally obtainable as literacy. When pressed further, most people who suffer from math anxiety admit that they had or have a terrible or nasty or boring teacher, and that this is the cause of their phobia. Everyone can learn math; they just need to find their own way to understand it. I would like to help you find that way.
My background is, as you could probably guess from above, in mathematics. I studied as an undergrad at The University of Chicago (AB '07) and as a grad student at Purdue University (MS '11). At both schools, I was fortunate to be able to work as an educator in a variety of roles, and these experiences revealed to me to joy of teaching. After grad school, I continued my adventures in education. I taught classes in remedial math, basic college algebra, and statistics at Bryant and Stratton College in Buffalo, NY (my proud hometown (Go Bills!)). Last summer, I decided to follow some friends out to NYC, and I've spent the last few months very happily as an LSAT prep instructor with Blueprint. I'm hoping, through this site, to be able to add to these wonderful experiences in helping people to learn about the majestic world of math and logic.
Whatever you are studying, wherever you are coming from, I would like to help you become a master of mathematics. Whether it's adding fractions, solving quadratic equations, understanding the unit circle and its relationship to trigonometry, finding the derivative of sin(5x), figuring out what a normal curve means, or computing a particularly nasty double integral, I am here to help you, as Socrates helped Meno's slave, to understand these most wonderful of concepts.
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