## Kimberly Kirby

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I use Geogebra for hands-on virtual constructions. The class I have linked here did two activities: jump to 13 minutes or 1:10:00 to get a feel for the student's experience.

Keep in mind these are from a live classes, and have not been edited. I encourage class participation and time is given to students to ask questions and to clarify concepts.

This is my bio that I used my first year at HSML when I did not have live recordings. It's a little "dry", but if you don' t want to read the bio, I will recap it for you. :)

**link**is to a live on-level Geometry class. And this**link**is to a live Honors Geometry class. Here is link to Math 9 Honors.I use Geogebra for hands-on virtual constructions. The class I have linked here did two activities: jump to 13 minutes or 1:10:00 to get a feel for the student's experience.

Keep in mind these are from a live classes, and have not been edited. I encourage class participation and time is given to students to ask questions and to clarify concepts.

This is my bio that I used my first year at HSML when I did not have live recordings. It's a little "dry", but if you don' t want to read the bio, I will recap it for you. :)

**Click**## About Mrs. Kirby

Mrs. Kirby earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science with minors in both Mathematics and Statistics from Colorado State University in 1986. Upon graduation, she moved to Houston to work for NASA in the Missions Operations Directorate/Training Division as an Aerospace Technologist. She trained astronauts and flight controllers on the Shuttle’s communications systems, the Space Station’s command and data handling systems, and worked in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory as a flight hardware coordinator.

During this time, she and her husband were youth pastors in La Marque, TX. In 2001, she resigned from NASA in order to help her husband as senior pastor and homeschool their three children. Their eldest child graduated from UT Dallas, and is currently working within the cyber security industry. Their middle child is graduated from UT Dallas earning a B.S. in Accounting , and the "baby" graduated high school in May of 2019. He is attending IHOPKC to prepare to be worship leader and then will purse a degree in physical therapy.

The Kirbys have a passion for mission work and have enjoyed serving on many short-term projects in Burma, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Nicaragua.

Mrs. Kirby enjoys teaching science and mathematics. In 2010, she accepted a position with a homeschool "school", much like HSML, as the Mathematics Department head and lead instructor. For the past ten years, her teaching has included middle and high school math classes (pre-algebra, algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus and calculus), either in private tutoring, homeschooling, or classroom settings. Mrs. Kirby also instructs at the local junior college where she teaches both Beginning and Intermediate Algebra.

During this time, she and her husband were youth pastors in La Marque, TX. In 2001, she resigned from NASA in order to help her husband as senior pastor and homeschool their three children. Their eldest child graduated from UT Dallas, and is currently working within the cyber security industry. Their middle child is graduated from UT Dallas earning a B.S. in Accounting , and the "baby" graduated high school in May of 2019. He is attending IHOPKC to prepare to be worship leader and then will purse a degree in physical therapy.

The Kirbys have a passion for mission work and have enjoyed serving on many short-term projects in Burma, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Nicaragua.

Mrs. Kirby enjoys teaching science and mathematics. In 2010, she accepted a position with a homeschool "school", much like HSML, as the Mathematics Department head and lead instructor. For the past ten years, her teaching has included middle and high school math classes (pre-algebra, algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus and calculus), either in private tutoring, homeschooling, or classroom settings. Mrs. Kirby also instructs at the local junior college where she teaches both Beginning and Intermediate Algebra.

## Students tell me:Hey Mrs. Kirby!!!
Seeing that it was teacher appreciation week it seemed fitting to thank my favorite math teacher ever! You were my first real math teacher besides my mom and random you tube videos and I think you are an absolutely splendid first teacher to have! You are so understanding and teach us much more then just math. I'm really sad I can't have you next year :( but i know the next class you have will be in for a treat! Thank you so much!!! Have a wonderful week! ~CW Is it possible to rate you as an awesome online instructor? And also rate the class 100 percent because you teach to my *daughter's* learning style and she said you are a super smart geometry teacher. Btw *my son* says you are the best math teacher he has ever had. Thank you for making this subject so enjoyable for him. So grateful ... *my daughter* shared she no longer dreads geometry because you make learning it so much fun! You are awesome! (per *my daughter*) Thank you Mrs. Kirby! I want you to know that I appreciate all that you've done over the school year. You are my favorite teacher, and I'm going to miss you. Campbell My son absolutely loves you as a pre-algebra math teacher. He will be taking Algebra I next year and I was wondering if you will be teaching one of the Algebra I classes. |
## Parents tell me:Thank you for your efforts with Sam this year. He found Honors Geometry very challenging. You created an environment where he felt comfortable asking questions and seeking help. I was very encouraged to see his perseverance develop and grow through the year. We love HSML and feel you and the other instructors do an amazing job preparing students for the future.
Ms. Kirby teaches the class in a way that allows my child to be successful. My child is always in a positive mood after the class, and jumps right into her homework. I want to thank you so much for being an amazing teacher to my daughter Kaitlyn. She is learning so much and really enjoys your class. She is kind and energetic. She explains math concepts in a way that my son can understand. She encourages the students to ask questions so they can understand concepts more thoroughly. My daughter loves to share that her math teacher is a former NASA employee! Mrs. Kirby makes sure that our daughter understands the material and has even spent time after class working with her. She has been accessible and communicative with us about our daughter's progress which we also appreciate. Thank you, Mrs. Kirby! Mrs. Kirby is very qualified to teach math and obviously loves math. She is very thorough, energetic and encouraging! Mrs. Kirby offers plenty of opportunities for students to ask questions and provides prompt feedback. I also appreciate how she utilizes "class notes" and works out solutions to problems that are are not given in the book or need a better explanation. She also provides plenty of review opportunities before exams. Friendly, patient, willing to work with students who need extra help. The teacher makes the class interesting which I thinking it’s important to keep the kids engage. I can tell Mrs. Kirby really enjoys teaching math. Mrs. Kirby is one of the best teachers my daughter has had. She is very skilled at teaching concepts, keeping students attentive, and excited about learning Math. She connects with each student and offers praises when they progress. She is also very patient and helpful when student's don't get the answer correctly. My daughter enjoys her class and if we have an opportunity, we will choose Mrs. Kirby to be our instructor again! Mrs. Kirby is an excellent instructor who is very descriptive in her teaching. She will work with a student until they understand a new concept; no matter how many different ways or length it takes. Would definitely look for her again to teach my son moving forward. |