Mathematics Educator, Gr 4 - 12

Academic Coach

My professional qualifications and credentials include

  • Professional Teaching Certificate (BC College of Teachers)
  • Bachelor Science (UBC)
  • Master of Education (UVic)
  • 20 + years of full-time classroom teaching experience in BC Schools,            

In this changing world, those who understand and can do mathematics will have significantly enhanced opportunities and options for shaping their futures,

Mathematics competence opens doors to productive futures.  

A lack of mathematical competence keeps these doors closed."

Elementary Grades 4-7  and  Secondary Mathematics  8 - 12.

I have been providing private personalized ONE-on-ONE educational support for Elementary and Secondary students in South Surrey / White Rock since 2004

" Education is not the

learning of facts, but the

training of the mind

to think." 

~ Albert Einstein

"It is entirely possible for students to memorize mathematics facts and manipulate numbers without having any deep knowledge of the concepts or procedures involved .. Mathematics instruction has historically focused on procedures, facts and algorithms. Because of that focus, mathematics, in essence, becomes lessons in arithmetic and efficiency... We need to shift from helping students memorize rules to facilitating a deeper understanding of mathematics concepts and the connections between these concepts ..."      Read More