REGIONS: San Gabriel Valley
Petra has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from UC Irvine; a Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from UCLA; and 25 years experience as a Numerical Analyst for a mathematical software developer.
She discovered her love of teaching while helping her boys with their math homework, working with many different kids while being active in the PTA, and teaching a local community yoga class at the San Gabriel library for more than two and a half years. Petra also tutored elementary school kids in math while in college. Kids learn in different ways and Petra enjoys using various approaches to help kids understand the concepts on a deeper level so that they can build on them in the next grade levels. Using slices of pizza to demonstrate fractions, a scale to visualize equalities/inequalities and written step-by-step problem solving are just a few examples of how this can be done.