Whitney Skipper
Sample Recording
Click here to view a brief recorded lesson that I sent to students in a previous homeschool class. This recording was not made in the live and interactive format that HSML classes use, but I look forward to interacting with you in a live online class. Please note that the video has not been edited. Students, see if you can spot my error in the video. (I reward students for catching my mistakes!)
About Mrs. Skipper
Hi! My name is Whitney Skipper. I am the wife of Greg (my favorite pastor!) and mom of John Mark, David, Taylor Grace, and Joel (my favorite young adults!)...and motherinlaw to Katy (wonderful family addition)...and math teacher...and ballet teacher. Life is full of lots of callings, isn't it? As your calling in this season is to be a student, it is my great privilege to come alongside you to teach geometry. In teaching, geometry is my passion! I absolutely LOVE how the components of geometry work together. It is fascinating! Even the Pythagorean Theorem amazes me...one leg of a right triangle squared plus the other leg of the triangle squared equals the hypotenuse squared ALL THE TIME. It works, and it works consistently, when much of life is full of unpredictability and challenge. Geometry is truly fun.
I have a degree from Clemson University in education (National Football Champions!). I met my husband there in 1991, and we have been married for 25 years. I now have a daughter at Clemson majoring in Wildlife Biology, which she absolutely loves, and Clemson remains a place close to my heart. I also have a son at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He is our engineeringminded one, and he is super intuitive about how things work. Another son, my youngest, is at North Greenville University. He plays men's volleyball for NGU, so we are on the road frequently for volleyball games. They are fun to watch! My oldest son is the groom in the wedding picture above. He graduated from Anderson University two years ago, married our precious daughterinlaw one year ago, and lives nearby, which is a gift. (The picture includes my husband, me, and all five children...blessings!)
My favorite things: time with the Lord and my people; travel; being outside hiking, walking, exploring; having people in our home; coffee, dark chocolate, and Thai food; laughing; dates with Husband; decorating; candles; sunset; geometry! (In this sometimes chaotic world, working math problems that always have a reachable right answer is somehow wonderfully therapeutic.)
I have taught almost every subject because of 16 years of homeschooling, but my favorites are math and mathrich sciences like chemistry and physics. In addition to my years homeschooling, I have taught speech, ballet, 6th grade math, prealgebra, algebra I, and geometry in classroom settings. I also enjoy tutoring math...the oneonone time is helpful for giving students more confidence and mastery. The classroom setting is my favorite, however, as it is a great opportunity for learning, practicing problems together, encouraging oneanother, laughing, and fellowshipping in the midst of our work.
I do work hard to prepare and teach, and I expect my students to work hard, as well, as learning any new math takes diligence, practice, and perseverance. Geometry is no exception, but it is a great year of discovery and learning/applying new and intriguing aspects of math. I would love for you to join us!
I have a degree from Clemson University in education (National Football Champions!). I met my husband there in 1991, and we have been married for 25 years. I now have a daughter at Clemson majoring in Wildlife Biology, which she absolutely loves, and Clemson remains a place close to my heart. I also have a son at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He is our engineeringminded one, and he is super intuitive about how things work. Another son, my youngest, is at North Greenville University. He plays men's volleyball for NGU, so we are on the road frequently for volleyball games. They are fun to watch! My oldest son is the groom in the wedding picture above. He graduated from Anderson University two years ago, married our precious daughterinlaw one year ago, and lives nearby, which is a gift. (The picture includes my husband, me, and all five children...blessings!)
My favorite things: time with the Lord and my people; travel; being outside hiking, walking, exploring; having people in our home; coffee, dark chocolate, and Thai food; laughing; dates with Husband; decorating; candles; sunset; geometry! (In this sometimes chaotic world, working math problems that always have a reachable right answer is somehow wonderfully therapeutic.)
I have taught almost every subject because of 16 years of homeschooling, but my favorites are math and mathrich sciences like chemistry and physics. In addition to my years homeschooling, I have taught speech, ballet, 6th grade math, prealgebra, algebra I, and geometry in classroom settings. I also enjoy tutoring math...the oneonone time is helpful for giving students more confidence and mastery. The classroom setting is my favorite, however, as it is a great opportunity for learning, practicing problems together, encouraging oneanother, laughing, and fellowshipping in the midst of our work.
I do work hard to prepare and teach, and I expect my students to work hard, as well, as learning any new math takes diligence, practice, and perseverance. Geometry is no exception, but it is a great year of discovery and learning/applying new and intriguing aspects of math. I would love for you to join us!
Students tell me:Thank you, Mrs. Skipper, for being my teacher this year! I extremely enjoyed geometry. Two years ago I dropped out of geometry because I wasn't making a good grade, plus the teacher wasn't that great, either. You are an amazing teacher and a perfect example of what it means to glorify God in everything you do! I see that in your teaching! I got an A this year because of you! Thank you so much!
Dear Mrs. Whitney, Thank you so much for all the help you've given me in math. Before I started getting tutored with you, I would always be really nervous before tests and quizzes, but now I am not nervous, and I am way more confident in the subject! The way you explain things is so clear and it calms me and makes me understand math better than I ever could! Thank you! 
Parents tell me:Mrs. Skipper has been an answer to prayer for our daughter. Our daughter had been really struggling in math for the last two years and had developed a lot of anxiety. We were not sure what to do. We sought Mrs. Skipper's help early this fall after our daughter received a C on her report card in geometry. With Mrs. Skipper's weekly tutoring sessions, our daughter's last report card went from a C first quarter to an A second quarter! We were thrilled, and so was our daughter. She looks forward to her time with Mrs. Skipper, who is a calming influence on her with the "math anxiety" that she has had. We are very thankful for Mrs. Skipper's skills and patience and the major changes we have seen so far in our daughter's confidence and abilities!
