I graduated from University College with an honors degree in Architecture, and then in Mathematics Education, and Design of Educational Materials with distinction from Kings College, both in London. I’ve been teaching for close on thirty years in London and in Massachusetts. In England I taught in a comprehensive secondary school and in the Pupil Referral Service, so I have had experience of an inner city, culturally diverse population with wide ability. I became a Graduated Assessor then examiner for Midland Board, Oxford Board, and Southern Board Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 (GCSE) bi-annual examinations. For the past fourteen years I have continued to teach in MA at middle school in the public and private sector and followed Masters programs at Boston College in Evaluation and Assessment, and at UMass Boston in Instructional Design which led to a period mentoring teachers at a charter school in Worcester. In recent years I have been an adjunct professor of Developmental Mathematics at both Bunker Hill, and Roxbury Community Colleges, working with an adult population.
Throughout my career, I have encouraged students within my classroom and in one-on-one tutoring, and have an excellent record for maximizing achievement. I spent several years at Guildhall University mentoring at the Middle School Master Class, and entered students in National Math Challenges achieving wins on two occasions and runners-up twice. I have been a part of Math Focus which aims to encourage creative and critical thinking in the solution of problems of mathematics, and entered students in Math Counts on numerous occasions. I have successfully prepared students for SAT, ISEE, and SSAT, and enjoy the rapport I seem able to generate with those I teach.
I have travelled widely and experienced much. It enriches my world and feeds my enthusiasm for the subject. I encourage my students to seize control of mathematics and approach it logically. For many, it is an untried perspective which brings revelation and a genuine understanding of process.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Bismarck State College - Bachelors, Architecture
Graduate Degree: GCME London - Unknown, Math Education
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