I send my best wishes to everyone reading about Math at Pathways! A 'new world' has developed in the last few months because of COVID-19.
Today, math is more important than ever before in helping us describe and understand our changing world. Mathematical concepts come up all the time in new about the virus. So becoming comfrotable with math will make your life better, even in this surreal, crazy world.
My personal background is well suited to being a Remote Learning Math Teacher during a pandemic:
I have lived in Denver all of my life. I'm married with a daughter who just graduated college, two cats, Skylar and Cliff, and my wife, Lulu. I have a BS degree in mathematics from the University of Colorado, Denver. My academic specialties are discrete math and statistics.
I like to write, and I enjoy working with students online, over the phone, or on Zoom. When I'm not teaching online, mostly I like to read magazines and newspapers. Teaching is a second career for me … I was in the audio/visual business for 30 years. So I like to tinker with technology like robots, cameras, and computers.
Please, in these stressful times, try not to be afraid or intiminated by math. Math is just another language that we can use to talk about situations in our world that we can't describe 'in normal words.'
Please stay safe and well -- Mike