Hi and thanks for checking out my profile! My name is Rachel and I've been a high school mathematics teacher for 7 years, specializing in Geometry and Statistic. I have been a state qualifying cross country coach, freshman mentor, tutor, ACT Prep instructor, and Junior/Senior class sponsor. My undergraduate degree (BS in Chemistry) is from the University of Tampa, and my graduate degree is from National-Louis University (MAT - specializing in secondary math and science education with a middle school endorsement). I worked as a cosmetic chemist for TreSemme prior to earning my teaching certificate. It didn't take long to learn that students are a lot more interesting and fun to work with than swatches of hair and batches of shampoo :) Not only do I love to teach, but I love to run, cook (and eat!), and I'm an avid scuba diver who loves to dive with sharks!
During the last 18 years of my career, I've had the pleasure teaching high school chemistry (at all levels), physics (applied and regular) and physical science (applied and regular). I received my undergraduate degree from Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University Mankato) in teaching (Chem/Physics) with minors in physics and mathematics as well. Following, I received a master's degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and my Education Specialist degree from the University of St. Thomas. My philosophy in teaching has always been "Set your expectations high and you will get high quality work from your students - they will meet those expectations." I enjoy 5 a.m. runs with my friends before work and boating and snowmobiling with my family.
I've been teaching computer science at the secondary level for almost ten years, and am certified to teach mathematics by the state of Illinois. I recently stepped away from the classroom on a leave of absence to pursue some consulting opportunities within the field of education. My specialties are interactive whiteboards, learning management systems, and web 2.0 tools.
I started making videos as a "job application" for KhanAcademy.org, but I thought I might as well share them here as well.
Me and my Arthropod.(Scorpion from the class of the Arachnida)
Hey I am Pooja. I work as Online Marketing Executive in Prismic Reflections a Web App UI Design Agency in Mumbai. My role is to get quality traffic for our clients. Usually I spend time on creating strategies.