I teach upper school math and computer science classes. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, minoring in math and am currently working towards completing my Master’s in Business Administration. This is my third year in the teaching field and my first year here at New Vistas. I am thrilled and excited to be a part of this amazing team of skilled faculty and exceptional students.
Math as you know is not a favorite for many students. I understand that every student is unique and has his/her own set of strengths and weaknesses. I enjoy teaching students on an individual basis, enabling them to focus on using their strengths to learn key concepts in math, be it through baking brownies to learn fractions or talking about video games and iPhones to learn about operating systems. I am a firm believer that math should be interesting and exciting. Therefore I incorporate fun activities that fuel their passion for learning. There is never a dull moment in our class.
This year I will be teaching 4 classes which include
Algebra 1 Part 2 – This course is the second in a two-year series. The course is designed to expose students to linear inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, polynomials and factoring. The students are introduced to quadratic functions as well. Critical thinking skills are both taught and practiced.
Algebra 2 – This is a one-year course designed to review and expand the skills and concepts introduced in Algebra I. Students develop a working understanding of a variety of different functions and relations. Critical thinking skills are both taught and practiced.
Geometry – This is a one-year course. It is designed to introduce students to key terms and have them explore the relationships that exist between them. Students are encouraged to make connections between the course content and the world they live in.
Computer Science – This is a one –year enrichment course with an emphasis on introduction to Technology. Students will get to know the different part s of a computer and its functions. Students are also encouraged to explore the sweeping innovations in Computer Technology. Projects are designed to promote critical thinking and problem solving skills.
I am looking forward to an exciting year!