math enrichment & support

Why I Love Math

Math truly is everywhere!  So helping others see it and connect to it is the best feeling.  One of my favorite things to do is find palindromes in the real world (HANNAH, 11511, etc.)


Favorite Math Practice

Making visual (or edible) models of math concepts.  It's so much easier to understand why the math works when you can see it (and more fun when you can eat it!).

Why I Love Math

I am a problem solver who enjoys working on all types of puzzles and math riddles.  I love to help others find success with their math challenges.


Favorite Math Practice

Finding more than one way to solve a problem.

Education

Virginia Tech

B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Florida Institute of Technology

M.S. in Chemical Engineering


My Passion

Inspiring students to set high goals and empowering them with self-confidence.

Education

University of Arizona

B.S. in Mathematics

Northern Arizona University

M.A. in Secondary Education/Mathematics


My Passion

To help students reach whatever career they want without math being an inhibitor.

Why I Love Math

While there is usually only one correct answer to mathematical problems, there can be many different ways to get that solution.  Math is beautiful, practical, and all around us.  I'm fascinated by mathematical patterns in nature.


Favorite Math Practice

I love solving algebraic equations and systems of equations.  I appreciate the orderliness of algebra and the ability to check your own work.

Susan Sansing

Why I Love Math

I love math because I love learning, exploring ideas, and solving puzzles.  Math is an excuse to play with logic and explore the connections between numbers and the world around us.


Favorite Math Practice

Algebra

Julia Cole

SUBS:

Education

California State University, Long Beach.

B.A. in Math

Western Washington University

M.A. in Secondary Education with a Math endorsement


My Passion

Family & friends

Education

University of Washington

B.A. in Mathematics

B.A. in Psychology

University of Washington

M.I.T. in Mathematics


My Passion

Walking, running, hanging with my family, and traveling to Hawaii

Why I Love Math

Math is like a puzzle, but has many different methods and solutions to solving it.  Every year I teach a subject or tutor a concept, I learn new things about the math or solving it that I didn't know before!


Favorite Math Practice

Using the Pythagorean Theorem to dissect the Distance Formula, and how to use completing the square to understand FOILing.

Education

University of Washington

B.A. in Visual Art

Seattle University

Masters in Teaching


My Passion

My passion is helping kids start to love math the way I do--by helping it make sense to them, by making it visual, by turning something that feels difficult into something easy and fun.

Amy Ainsworth

Education

Western Washington University

B.A. in Human Development

City University

M.A. in Educational Technology


My Passion

Walking, running, hanging with my family, and traveling to Hawaii

Why I Love Math

I love that math helps us understand and describe the world around us.  I also love the satisfaction achieved when a problem is solved.


Favorite Math Practice

I love finding ways to visualize concepts.  I also enjoy exploring new and creative ways to solve old problems.

Iris Wolfe

Courtney Massey

Education

Tulane University

B.S. in Mathematical Economics





My Passion

Being outdoors, cooking, and reading fiction.

I believe that everyone can be a math person!

Nicole Hancock

Education

Cornell University

B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Minor in Education

University of Utah

M.S. in Mathematics


My Passion

Being outdoors, fitness, and puppies.

Why I Love Math

Math gives us insight into how our world (and universe) works. It allows us to learn how to plan and problem-solve. I also love that there is always more math to be discovered.


Favorite Math Practice

I love using graphs to view math problems in a different way!

Brian Lim

Why I Love Math

I see math all around me, every day, and I love using all my skills towards solving problems, helping others, and finding new and better solutions.


Favorite Math Practice

Making a connection of a math concept to a valuable real-life situation.  Most students enjoy learning how to invest their money!

Jenny Widden

Education

University of Washington

B.A. in Business Administration/Quantitative Methods


My Passion

Hiking

Why I Love Math

I think the perfect logic of going from problem to solution is very beautiful.  I also love solving all kinds of puzzles and that is what math is.


Favorite Math Practice

I like factoring higher order polynomials.  Synthetic division is a very handy tool for this.

Kris Grigas