I've taught elementary as well as high school. I've seen the progression of knowledge each student needs at each level. I'm a career changer and spent 12 years in Corporate America finance before becoming a teacher which was my lifelong passion. For the past two years I've been teaching Algebra 2 Honors in high school.
Florida Teaching certificates in elementary-middle school/high school math
Bachelors in Psychology
Masters of Business Administration
I love seeing that light bulb go off in students head and hear them say, "that's it?, it was so easy!"
The provided notes always made sense and when we were confused she would always ask very specific questions to get us to the correct answer.
She really takes the time to ensure that the student understands the question and solution clearly❗️ Love her teaching methods so much and she makes it fun!! Love you Mrs.Riahi!!
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She always made sure that we all understood her lessons, and her way of teaching, which is by making foldables so that we could have our lessons recorded for when we needed to study them, was actually really fun and helpful. Her grading and testing methods were extremely fair, and she is an overall great teacher and person. I had no problems with her teaching, and easily understood her lessons.
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Florida State Certificate in elementary/middle/high school math
masters of business administration
bachelors in psychology
I knew I wanted to be a teacher since high school but family pushed me down a different path. I realized no matter how much money you make it can't buy happiness. I left a corporate career after 12 years and started teaching, Ive never looked back.
All types and ages, I love learning about new students and helping them gain the confidence they need for math. In my previous career I also trained adults on pricing systems and new employees on how their position would start.
I am so excited to hear students say, "that's it?" For some reason students fear math and they shouldn't. I break it down and make it easy to understand why we do what we do
I would say you want to find someone with math experience in teaching but life experiences as well.
What is my goal? FSA/EOC pass
How long do I have to reach my goal?
Do I want extra homework between tutoring?