Erika D

Erika D

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Ever since I can remember, I loved math. I grew up in the Phoenix area with an intrinsic desire to share my love for numbers with others. In 2013, following my life-long passion, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the University of Dallas. Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at Arizona State University, where I also have taught conceptually-oriented pre-calculus and calculus courses. Eventually, I hope to be a college professor, teaching mathematics and mathematics education courses. Over the years, I have found different ways to spread my love for teaching math, with over eight years of private tutoring experience in a variety of mathematics courses, as well as teaching Algebra II/Trig courses at Chandler Preparatory Academy. When I’m not in the classroom or library, I coach a middle school MathCounts competition team at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Tempe. Recently, I have joined other local educators in directing a STEM and College-readiness summer camp to reach underserved populations in the Valley. I love sharing my passion for mathematics with students and working with them to develop a conceptual understanding of the topics that they are studying. I firmly believe a conceptual basis equips students with the ability to solve a wide variety of problems and the confidence they need to persevere and succeed. I offer tutoring services to middle and high school students in all areas of mathematics.