Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!
Name: Sara M.
Location: Birmingham, MI
Experience With Elevate K-12: 1 year
Expert/Superstar In: Math
What excites you most about teaching your particular subject?
I love sharing my excitement about Math with students, and showing how we use Math in our lives every day.
Elevate K-12 works with a lot of struggling students. What do you like most about working with those students?
I like being able to show struggling students that there are many ways to solve Math problems. I love seeing my students use the strategies that work best for them.
What do you like about working from home/remotely?
I enjoy the flexibility of working from home while still being able to interact with students daily. I am able to take care of my own kids and family while working with my Elevate students in Illinois.
Describe your best moment teaching live and online. Be specific!
My best moment teaching live and online was when I quizzed the class and nearly everyone answered incorrectly. I was able to spend more time on that probability topic and after I quizzed the class again, most answered correctly. I love the instant feedback the quiz feature provides me as an instructor.
Outside of working with students, what do you like to do?
I live in Michigan with my husband, 3 kids (ages 12, 10, & 8), and 14-year old dog. I love being active with my family. We all compete in triathlons during the summer. Last June, my husband and I competed in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon where we swam 1.5 miles in the San Francisco Bay from Alcatraz to San Francisco, biked 18 miles, and ran 8 miles through hilly San Francisco.
Thanks, Sara M.!