Teaching Honors courses in Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Functions and Trigonometry during past 5 years with my unique methods, techniques and skills, students continue to improve their understanding of math and hence, their grades. I continue to receive many letters from parents and students thanking me for being one of the few math teachers that makes LEARNING MATH FUN, with students LOOKING FORWARD to coming to my classes. When tutoring, I use these same techniques while working...
Teaching Honors courses in Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Functions and Trigonometry during past 5 years with my unique methods, techniques and skills, students continue to improve their understanding of math and hence, their grades. I continue to receive many letters from parents and students thanking me for being one of the few math teachers that makes LEARNING MATH FUN, with students LOOKING FORWARD to coming to my classes. When tutoring, I use these same techniques while working one on one with EACH STUDENT, and the differences are evident from our first lesson.
It is essential that students are actively engaged in their learning environment as this will greatly benefit their learning experiences, while continuing to build on previous knowledge. As students progress, they become more refined in what subjects and areas that peak their interests, which results in more self-motivated learning. Students will learn to think and solve problems through hands-on experiences, open discussions, lab experience and projects where they can choose from a wide range of topics, keeping them engaged at higher levels and become even more passionate about their areas of interest.
As an educator, and knowing that students must be actively engaged in order to learn effectively, I take pride involving my students with real world problems and solutions through open discussions and projects, provoking their thought process to integrate new knowledge with previous knowledge. I encourage all my students to seek the answers to their own questions, demonstrate their learning through inquiry and application and facilitating their passion as they grow.
In essence, I facilitate students in their journey toward self-realization, self-actualization and ultimately self-efficacy. When students start thinking “outside of the box” as their abilities, experiences and knowledge continue to expand, they become “PROBLEM SOLVERS” which enables students to actively become self-motivating, passionate lifelong learners. This enhances their education, careers and lives dramatically as they move forward, whether it be furthering their education, enlisting in the armed services or entering the workforce. They will become a productive member of society and to their communities, achieving greater abilities to handle situations that arise throughout their lives and careers.
Education is a vital part of the growth of a student from their earliest years to their later years in the school system (k-12, post-secondary, and graduate level). Learning is a lifelong process that can be enhanced through many methods utilized throughout the students' experiences in the education system, especially from educators who set high standards and expectations, in a positive pro-active environment.