0119 Sutherland Building
Abington, PA 19001
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA May 2013
Master of Science in Education, Focus: Secondary Mathematics
Pennsylvania State University, College of Liberal Arts, University Park PA May 2008
Bachelor of Arts in History
Introductory Algebra, Intermediate Algebra
My teaching experience has focused primarily on mathematically underserved populations who regularly lack confidence in their abilities to understand mathematics. In both pre-GED and introductory college courses my goal is to help students build connections from their own understandings to the more abstract mathematical rules. Because failure and mistakes are part of any learning experience, it is important to create a classroom where success is understood to be the culmination of a process of student work. No one learns to walk overnight, or without falling down, why would polynomials be different?
Additional Informal Interests
The presentation of mathematics in public and popular discourse.
The application of, and tensions caused by, the use of “advanced” statistics in sports.