I love teaching because I love learning. A good day is when one of my high school students understands why I love the subjects that I teach. And, especially for math, that process often involves defying a student's preconceptions about the subject.
You can get some sense of my teaching style--which strongly emphasizes ideas that matter rather than routines that don't--from the class website that I've set up for my high school courses. My site contains many of the resources that I've developed for my math courses. Click here for a Powerpoint presentation from my Algebra 2 course displaying my approach to explaining how to find the equation of a circle.
I currently teach math to eighty wonderful, intellectually curious 9th, 10th and 11th graders in Washington Heights. I also teach an introductory Computer Science course at my school.
I also wrote several blog posts for the tutorspree blog this summer. You can read them here,here, and here.
When I'm not planning lessons or grading papers I'm playing music, writing stories and trying to learn more about the things that I love. Sharing these passions with my students is one of the joys of teaching.