University of North Dakota
University of Colorado at Denver (Master's)
If you are the parent of a gifted child, you might be frustrated by the lack of opportunities for your child to reach their maximum potential.
Whether your child is high achieving or low achieving, I can help. My forte is working with very bright children, exposing them to the concepts they need to accelerate their math skills. I see no reason why a gifted 5th or 6th grader cannot learn Calculus. Ultimately, my commitment is to tap into your child's potential, to motivate and provide the skills necessary for accelerated success.
Andy has always loved teaching Math. He majored in Mathematics at the University of Michigan (Honors Program), before obtaining his degree in Elementary Education from The Center For Teaching and Learning, in North Dakota. Along the way he was fortunate to be influenced in his math teaching skills by Dr. Lola May (Winnetka, IL Public Schools) and Wanda Lincoln (National College of Education). Both taught Andy that Math is best taught with hands on activities, and that with some creative effort Math can be made engaging, fun, and accessible to any student.
After teaching Elementary School, Andy decided to shift his career to software. He worked for IBM for several years as a Systems Engineer, and then JD Edwards, a growing Enterprise Software company. In 1998, Andy formed Klee Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in JD Edwards and SAP knowledge transfer.
As a volunteer in his home community of Rio Rancho, NM, Andy started a local Math Camp in 2011. Topics covered include Topology, Pythagorean Theorem & Fermat's Last Theorem, Pi, Prime Numbers, Fibonnaci Sequence & Phi, Infinity, Fractals, and Beginning Calculus.
Testimonials from Students and Parents
"I love the lessons you present, because, like many of mine, they honor the fact that students are engaged in learning if the activity is challenging and presented in a way that goes from the known to the unknown while avoiding rote."
Teacher, Challenge Math and Geometry
"I enjoy it and I wish it was longer than an hour and fifteen minutes. I love it when Math is taught like this!"
Devin M., Sixth Grade Student
"I completely support something that takes a usually complicated topic (math,in this case) and breaks it down with child-friendly vocabulary, examples, and real life applications so that kids aren't completely tuned out at the mere mention of the subject. My son, who likes math, although it's not his favorite, looks forward to attending the session each week. In fact, he made us leave for vacation later than planned, so he wouldn't miss the class the morning of our trip."
Dana M., Devin's Mom If you are the parent of a gifted child, you might be frustrated by the lack of opportunities for your child to reach their maximum potential.
Whether your child is high achieving or low achieving, I can help. My forte is working with very bright children, exposing them to the concepts they need to accelerate their math skills. I see
I am flexible on pricing. No child should suffer due to economic circumstances. All $ paid goes to support Rio Rancho Math Camp, a free volunteer-run event, every summer.
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I graduated from the University of North Dakota Center for Teaching and Learning in 1973 with a degree in Elementary Education. I was certified to teach K-6 in Wyoming, North Dakota, and Illinois in the 1970s. I taught 4th and 5th grades for two years.
Since then I have tutored several elementary school students in various subjects, particularly math.