## Favorite Subject: Math

I have loved math since I was in second grade. I loved math so much that in my senior year in high school, I took AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC (where I actually first learned about groups, rings, and fields, which led me to take modern algebra as an undergraduate student and was going to specialize in graduate school but got turned off by one of my professors and, luckily, I met the best graduate advisor, Audrey Terras, and I switched to number theory!) at the same time, and then majored in math in college, and went to graduate school to learn as much math as I could (while specializing in number theory, with graph theory)!

## Tutoring Experience

For over 25 years, I have been tutoring students (since I was in high school), including students from Coronado High School, La Jolla Country Day School, University City High School, Torrey Pines High School, Westview High School, La Jolla High School, Grossmont College, San Diego Mesa College, University of San Diego, SDSU, UCSD, and Australia (online)! In fact, I have tutored some of my tutees for several years!

## Teaching Experience

At

I have also been a Lecturer at

At

At

**San Diego Mesa College**, I have been teaching since Spring 2015:**Math 38**(*Pre-Algebra and Study Skills*),**Math 46**(*Elementary Algebra and Geometry*),**Math 96**(*Intermediate Algebra and Geometry*),**Math 104**(*Trigonometry*),**Math 116**(*College and Matrix Algebra*),**Math 119**(*Elementary Statistics*),**Math 150**(*Calculus with Analytic Geometry I*),**Math 151**(*Calculus with Analytic Geometry II*),**Math 245**(*Discrete Mathematics*),**Math 252**(*Calculus with Analytic Geometry III*),**Math 254**(*Introduction to Linear Algebra*), and**Math 255**(*Differential Equations*). In fact, some of my students have followed me from course to course, which is a great feeling!I have also been a Lecturer at

**San Diego State University**(SDSU), where I taught (and will be teaching again in Spring 2018!)**Math 254**(*Introduction to Linear Algebra*). In the past, I also taught**GMS 90**(*Fundamentals of Mathematics*) and**GMS 91**(*Intermediate Algebra*) there.At

**UCSD**, I taught**Math 20B**(*Calculus for Science and Engineering II*).At

**USD**, I taught*Intermediate Algebra*,*College Algebra*,*Calculus I*,*Calculus II*,*Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I*, and*Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering II*.## Education

**Ph.D.**(

*Doctor of Philiosophy*) in

**Mathematics**from

**UCSD**(

*University of California at San Diego*)

**M.A.**(

*Master of Arts*) in (Pure)

**Mathematics**from

**UCSD**

**B.A.**(

*Bachelor of Arts*) in

**Mathematics**from

**USD**(

*University of San Diego*) with a

**minor in Computer Science**