Roosevelt University (BA in Mathematics)
Ferris State University (Master's)
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Roosevelt University in December 1986 and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction/Administrative Option with honors from Ferris State University in December 2006. I started my educational career in 1987 where I worked in various school environments in Chicago as a middle and high school math teacher in alternative, private, Public, Upward Bound and charter schools educational environment with at-risk and disadvantaged youth. I left Chicago in 1999 on a start-up team to help open a charter school in Flint, Michigan. Since the opening of that school, I have been involved with 2 other charter start-up teams that included working in the juvenile justice educational environment in Detroit, MI. Later, I opened my own charter school for adjudicated youth in 2012.
I have held various positions such as: GED Math Instructor, Math teacher, Upward Bound Math teacher and Supervisor, Math/Science Department chair, Academic Quality Controller (Principal), Associate Director of Schools (Dean), Assessment Director and Founder and Superintendent of my own charter school. I have always worked with at-risk and disconnected youth in the urban areas. I have been working at the higher learning level since 2010 where I teach college students online , face-to-face and as a professional tutor. Math is a difficult subject, but can be fun and realistic given the proper tools and resources.
I am an awesome math teacher because I provide my students with various resources that changes the instructional procedure, create conversation that allow my students to know and talk about how they use math in everyday living. This process allows my students to be engaged in math and build upon their knowledge to reason, communicate and solve problems. This process is used in whatever they do in real-life. So I connect math to real-life.
I have a very high success rate with my students I have taught over the years. I understand the anxiety associated with math, however, working with me as a tutor, I will provide an environment that eliminates anxiety and provide techniques that will generate success in a math class. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Roosevelt University in December 1986 and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction/Administrative Option with honors from Ferris State University in December 2006. I started my educational career in 1987 where I worked in various school environments in Chicago as a middle and high school
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I have taught this course for many years. I am still teaching this course at the secondary and college level. I usually makes this course interactive and engaging.
I have taught this course at the middle, secondary and college level. I have been teaching this subject since 1986 and have continued to teach this course. I enjoy teaching Algebra and passes this enthusiasm to my students.
I have taught this subject for over 25 years. Its been a few years since this particular subject was part of my secondary teaching, but I have the skills and tools needed for students to be successful.
I have taught this subject for years. I have taught from 4th grade to college and have been successful. Students who pass this class receives the foundation needed to move on to higher math.