Joie de Vivre!

After nearly a decade teaching mathematics to high schoolers as a vocation, I recently decided that a healthier work-life balance as well as a higher level of respect is needed; sadly, both rarely present themselves to teachers in our country.

Furthermore, I have resigned myself to the belief that developing high school students of mathematics to their fullest potential by holding them to high expectations is a fools errand unless the school and community shares a common belief on how to do so.

And while I could have kept on as a high school teacher, doing so would have required me to teach in a manner that I feel is ineffective at best and deleterious at worst. So, I’m going to teach business courses part time at the community college level, referee water polo games, tutor students in mathematics and physics, blog about my experiences teaching mathematics, and build out a consultancy role spanning education, technology, and business.

Wish me luck!

Lemonade anyone?

About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Independent consultant and junior college adjunct instructor. Former secondary math teacher who taught math intervention, algebra 1, geometry, accelerated algebra 2, precalculus, honors precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Statistics. Prior to teaching, I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.
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4 Responses to Joie de Vivre!

  1. Dave the elder says:

    You should also do college application and financial aid assistance; focusing on college selection and essays. Whats the going price for lemonade out there ?


  2. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t receive the support you deserved. College prep isn’t just about getting in to a prestigious college; it’s about actually preparing for the challenging coursework once you get in. Good luck in this new endeavor, and please describe the type of consulting you plan to do.


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