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I have been an enthusiastic educator my entire adult life. Teaching is not what I do; it is who I am. My primary goal is to inspire my students to embrace a lifelong joy of learning. I believe that teaching and learning should be engaging, relevant and fun!

I have 15 years experience as a certified classroom teacher and 35 years experience as an outdoor educator, naturalist and guide. I have taught all ages from kindergarten to adult. I specialize in an integrated, interdisciplinary approach that
employs a wide variety of teaching techniques to provide all students with diverse learning opportunities that meet their individual needs. I emphasize inquiry based, hands on projects that provide real world exploration and application. This keeps learning engaging and relevant.

My favorite subjects are science and mathematics. In science, I especially enjoy teaching aerodynamics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology and meteorology. In mathematics, I enjoy teaching numbers & operations, fractions, decimals & percents, measurement, probability & statistics, pre-algebra, algebra and geometry.

I graduated from the University of Virginia as an Interdisciplinary Major Program (IMP) Scholar with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Science, Technology and Intellectual Development. I earned my elementary and secondary teaching certification at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

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Bruce’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Virginia-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Graduate Degree: University of Alaska Fairbanks - Certificate, Education


I am an active outdoor enthusiast and enjoy long distance bike touring, camping, cross country skiing, canoeing, fly fishing and most of all, paragliding! As a mountaineer in Alaska in the 1980's, I helped pioneer the development of the new sport of paragliding. I became one of the first certified instructors in the country and paragliding has become a life long passion. I have also worked as an outdoor educator, naturalist and guide for 35 years. This includes working as a ski instructor and glacier guide, as well as an advanced paragliding instructor. I worked at the REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) in Anchorage, Alaska for 16 years promoting an active outdoor lifestyle and educating customers on outdoor gear and equipment. I love the outdoors! My favorite indoor sport is chess. I started playing as a young boy and enjoyed going to chess tournaments with my father and competing against adults. As teacher, I founded chess clubs at three different schools in Alaska. I enjoy teaching chess to students of all ages.

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10th Grade Algebra

11th Grade Algebra

12th Grade Algebra

6th Grade Algebra

7th Grade Algebra

8th Grade Algebra

9th Grade Algebra

Abstract Algebra

Accelerated Algebra

ACT Writing

Advanced Algebra

Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry


Algebra 1

Algebra 3

Algebra 3 Trigonometry

AP Algebra

Associative Algebra


Common Core Honors Algebra 2

Commutative Algebra

Differential Algebra

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


Financial Algebra

GED Prep

GED Math

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Science

GED Social Studies

Honors Algebra

Honors Algebra 2

Linear Equations

Linear Systems


Matrix Algebra

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing

Modern Algebra

Multilinear Algebra

Non-associative Algebra

Noncommutative Algebra




PRAXIS Core Math

PRAXIS Early Childhood

PRAXIS Elementary School

PRAXIS English

PRAXIS Health/Physical Education


PRAXIS Reading

PRAXIS Science

PRAXIS Social Studies

PRAXIS Spanish

PRAXIS Speech Language Pathology

PRAXIS Writing

Pre-AP Algebra

Pre-Ap Algebra 2

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