Rebecca StewartMath Specialist & Consultant
My students know me as Mrs. Stewart and I nerd out about teaching math because I was once a struggling math student. I missed most of third, fourth, and sixth grade due to a chaotic upbringing. I transitioned 21 times between 12 different schools before I graduated from high school. My weak auditory processing (I’m a visual learner) and working memory (no mental scratch pad to hold onto numbers) made me feel insecure. Yet with hard work, my trusty calculator, and the support of a few amazing math teachers, I was able to take Calculus my senior year and pass the AP exam.
As a result, I have been dedicated to making math accessible and relatable to all students, particularly those who learn differently, since I became a teacher in 2005. My background allows me to appreciate the challenges many students experience learning math and apply this cognitive empathy to find fun and innovative ways to reduce anxiety and build understanding.
- Master’s degree in Education Leadership as a Math Specialist for grades K–8 from George Mason University
- Credential as an Educational Specialist for students with mild/moderate learning disabilities from San Francisco State University
- Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a certficate in African-American Studies from Princeton University, where I played Division I ice hockey
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