Students tell me:
I earned a BS in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and then taught in Texas public schools for 7 years and then started a new career as a stay-at-home mom. As our family grew, we considered homeschooling and decided it was an excellent fit!
Our family's homeschool journey began in 2001. We didn't start out with a plan to homeschool through high school graduation, but we grew to love the lifestyle and value the educational opportunities...so here we are! We currently have a college senior and a college sophomore,and we have one junior and one "senior in middle school" at home. Even though we're still parenting and teaching and enjoying our children, it is a blessing to be able to work with other homeschool families sharing my joy and passion for math with the students and taking some of the burden from the parents.
I love working with the older students, challenging them to become "Wise, Honest, Responsible, and Mature." These attributes contribute to success in academics and in life too! Math class can be a platform that encourages them to grow and develop their character as well their academics.
Although most people will never solve a complicated rational equation in the "real world," everyone benefits from the ability to think abstractly and to apply previous learning to new situations. Math is logical, predictable, and beautiful in its design and it would be my honor to share my love of math with your student this school year!
I would like to thank you for all that you have done for me these past years, you have pushed me in way to make me grow stronger and I could not appreciate that more. You have shined a light on learning and made it fun. Student from CA
If any one is looking for an EXCELLENT math class, High School Math Live is superb! I took pre-calculus this past year and my teacher Brenda Barnett showed and explained concepts I would have never thought I could have understood! She is a wonderful teacher who breaks down what seems to be complex concepts and conveys them in such a way that is ridiculously easy to understand. Mrs. Barnett makes it really enjoyable to learn. She is extremely patient, organized, smart, and wants you to learn it well! Student from TX
Thank you so much Mrs. Barnett!
I really enjoyed taking your class this year. You teach in a way that doesn't force us to think one way, but you allow us to think for ourselves.
Thank you for trusting us to be wise, honest, responsible and mature students, and I will keep that in mind from now on. You have been my favorite teacher thus far in my schooling life, and I wanted to just thank you for taking the time to teach me.
Student from NC
Parents tell me:
Your class and instruction has taught her soooo much about not only Algebra but LIFE! You are incredible teacher/mentor. I will refer my friends in your direction.
You have been so supportive and remind me of the teachers from my childhood who taught because it was their "calling" in life, not because it was a job. The kind that end up teaching you way more than the subject material! :)
Having you as a teacher really pushed my son to do his best and I love the wisdom you shared with the kids at the beginning of the school year (and throughout the year at times) about keeping up with their work and working to master each concept well. You truly inspire of love of learning math in our kids. I so often hear people comment, “I’m not a math person” or “my kid is just not a math person,” but I honestly think if everyone had a math teacher like you that helps them paint a math picture in their head, understand what is really going on in each concept, or to help them see the practical use of math and how it applies to the world around us, everyone would be 'math people!” Kathy from PA
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