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Miama University(OH) (Math)
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Master's)
Marylhurst University (Master's)
I created the the Symmetry, Shape and Space course at Marylhurst University. A second title could be Geometry for Fine Arts students. This course is popular because I apply mathematics to art and nature. Spirals and the golden ratio are used to analyze art from the pyramids to Mondrian. Students count petals on flowers to discover Fibonacci numbers, 1. 1. 2. 3. 5. 8. 13. etc. Students work with compass, string and scissors to design geometric shapes in the same way that Euclid taught about triangles, squares, pentagons, etc. My adult students wish that K-12 math had been this interesting. I can make math hands-on and entertaining for a child or a teenager.
I can also show a student 25 different ways to think about a problem, Problem Solving is another course I have taught at Marylhurst University. Learning these methods is best done by applying each to a problem. Again learning takes place with hands-on experience, not with memorizing a list, the latter being the cause of much mathematics anxiety.
I wrote my thesis for my second master's degree on mathematics anxiety. I understand that many students are slow to catch on to mathematical procedures and that real-world applications are necessary to motivate today's students. To teach or tutor students today, I find that I must find out where a student is and work from that point at a comfortable pace - the student's comfort, not mine.
If I tutor or teach your student, I believe you will find me engaging, real-world oriented, and sensitive your students needs.
I have over 25 years of experience teaching mathematics. I have two master's degrees, one in mathematics and another in liberal arts with an organizational communications concentration.
If you want me to tutor your student, please email me. I created the the Symmetry, Shape and Space course at Marylhurst University. A second title could be Geometry for Fine Arts students. This course is popular because I apply mathematics to … Read more
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