## Whitney Skipper

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## 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 mother-in-law to Katy, Emilie, Ryan, and Erin (wonderful family additions)...and math teacher...and floral designer. 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 AtMyPace 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. I met my husband there in 1991, and we have been married for 29 years. I have a daughter who has recently graduated from Clemson (majored in Wildlife Biology, which she absolutely loved), and Clemson remains a place close to my heart. She has chosen to go to law school, gotten married to Ryan, and lives a couple of hours away. My oldest son graduated from Anderson University six years ago, married our precious daughter-in-law, and lives nearby, which is a gift. My second son graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate four years ago, and he is married to one of our other precious daughters-in-law. We are thrilled that they live close-by, as well. Our youngest, Joel, graduated from college just recently and was married to Erin in July. She is the newest precious addition to our family.

My favorite things: time with the Lord and my people; travel; being outside hiking, walking, exploring, and roller blading!; having people in our home; coffee, flowers, 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 math-rich sciences. In addition to my years homeschooling, I have taught speech, ballet, 6th grade math, pre-algebra, algebra I, and geometry in classroom settings. I also enjoy tutoring math...the one-on-one time is helpful for giving students more confidence and mastery. Regardless of the setting or approach, doing math together is a great opportunity for learning, practicing problems, encouraging one-another, 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. I met my husband there in 1991, and we have been married for 29 years. I have a daughter who has recently graduated from Clemson (majored in Wildlife Biology, which she absolutely loved), and Clemson remains a place close to my heart. She has chosen to go to law school, gotten married to Ryan, and lives a couple of hours away. My oldest son graduated from Anderson University six years ago, married our precious daughter-in-law, and lives nearby, which is a gift. My second son graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate four years ago, and he is married to one of our other precious daughters-in-law. We are thrilled that they live close-by, as well. Our youngest, Joel, graduated from college just recently and was married to Erin in July. She is the newest precious addition to our family.

My favorite things: time with the Lord and my people; travel; being outside hiking, walking, exploring, and roller blading!; having people in our home; coffee, flowers, 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 math-rich sciences. In addition to my years homeschooling, I have taught speech, ballet, 6th grade math, pre-algebra, algebra I, and geometry in classroom settings. I also enjoy tutoring math...the one-on-one time is helpful for giving students more confidence and mastery. Regardless of the setting or approach, doing math together is a great opportunity for learning, practicing problems, encouraging one-another, 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. 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! I just wanted to say thank you for an amazing year of Geometry! I enjoyed going to class and you always explained the concepts so well that I always felt prepared to do the homework. I have learned so much and I feel so prepared for Algebra 2. Thank you so much for answering any questions I had. It was so fun to learn geometry from you. I've really enjoyed having you as a teacher this year. You always made sure I understood concepts, and you were willing to stay after class if I was having trouble with something. Thank you so much for all the help this year. You turned geometry into something not torturous!😊 Dear Mrs. Skipper, I loved being In your geometry class this year, and I've loved learning from you. I appreciate the ways you creatively explained the concepts we were learning and constantly pushed us to do our best. I will miss having you as a teacher, but thank you for a great year of math. We love Mrs. Skipper! She cares about our learning and that we understand. Hi, Mrs. Skipper! Thank you so much for a wonderful school year. I had an amazing time in your class. You always made sure nothing was unclear and you were very thorough whenever you taught geometry. You made sure everything was covered. And on top of that, you had some pretty clever mnemonics that made things easier to memorize. Once again, I am so glad I attended your math class. Mrs. Skipper, I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful year we had together... Thank you for believing in me and for pouring your all into teaching me everything you know about Geometry. I am very honored to have had you be a part of my educational journey. Thank you for being my teacher and for being so enthusiastic all the time. I really enjoyed your class. I'm really enjoying the class so far and you make everything really fun and easy to understand!! 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! Mrs. Skipper goes above and beyond to communicate clearly, offer grace with new expectations until everyone has had a chance to adjust, and be clear multiple times about consequences of late work and quiz scans that are illegible. Ms. Skipper truly cares for her students: their education and character. I'm so thankful she is partnering with us, and my son. Mrs. Skipper explains things very well. I Iove all the motivation she gives [my daughter]. It really shows she wants all in her class to succeed. Mrs. Skipper is very nice, but she can be very strict about how and when to turn things in. She is a wonderful teacher regardless. Mrs. Skipper is patient and kind to students who are engaged and participating, but also is fair in that she appropriately calls out irresponsible behavior when needed. She explains concepts clearly and my daughter comes away understanding. Mrs. Skipper is engaging and offers to provide additional insights when needed. [Mrs. Skipper] truly cares for her students and wants to see them succeed in math. Mrs Skipper is patient and understanding and truly wants your child to succeed and will help them as much as she can. Whitney Skipper has been very responsive. She is firm with her students especially when it comes to attention to details - no wiggle room. This helps prepare them for ALL of life and for continued success in mathematics. Thank you so much for making Geometry such an accessible subject for [my daughter]. It is the first math level I “gave away” to someone else to teach so I can focus on teaching high school sciences. I so appreciate your knowledge base and teaching style. [My daughter] had a great year and felt very encouraged. I hope you have a great summer, and I do hope we “see” you in a couple of years when her sister is ready for Geometry!! You have helped [my son] to see himself as good at math again! Way to go! I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you. [Our daughter] loves her class! You do an excellent job of keeping the students engaged. Keep up the good work! Thank you for teaching [our boys}. We appreciate your patience, perseverance, and care for each of your students. [My daughter] is enjoying your class very much! I sometimes come in a listen for a few minutes and I’m very happy with the way you run the class and how you have all information available. Thank you for being a great teacher and helping her have a good experience with Geometry. Please accept my sincerest gratitude to you. I appreciate that you use your gifts in math and teaching. It has blessed our family so very much. Mrs. Skipper is a very positive and nurturing teacher. She does an excellent job of helping the students to understand tricky concepts. She is an articulate and thorough geometry teacher. She is strict about turning in assignments on time, showing work, and all the other important details important in math. She is helping my son learn to be more detail-oriented in math and in general. It is clear that Mrs. Skipper loves Geometry and her students. My son enjoys her thorough, friendly instruction. He is excelling and we have Mrs. Skipper to thank for it. She is a loving teacher that expects great things from her students. She equips them with the tools to succeed. She emphasizes personal character and integrity. Ms. Skipper is organized, responsive, encouraging and very patient. My son has learned so much in her class! Mrs. Skipper is a sweet encouragement that takes the edge off of math. She really wants everyone to do well. She communicates in a joyful manner in every session. Mrs.Skipper has made Geometry fun! Her passion for the subject encourages my children to excel and do their best. She truly cares for each student. Mrs. Skipper is always the first online teacher we have. She is so good at teaching geometry, but she is excellent in coaching and encouraging students to learn to tune in to what a teacher expects and requires when handing in tests and quizzes, and also etiquette in class. I love to hear her the first week laying out her expectations in her very sweet methodical way and then her carry through after time has passed and she feels the expectations should be met. She is so gentle and seems to understand that many may not have ever taken instruction from anyone but mom or dad, and yet very insistent that standards are met. We love Mrs Skipper! Geometry can be difficult, but Mrs. Skipper's enthusiasm for the subject is contagious. She explains concepts well and communicates with parents efficiently. Mrs. Skipper is always willing to answer questions in a kind and helpful way. She has high expectations for her students and she helps them succeed with "non-math.. life issues," such as following instructions on turning in assignments, and showing all work on quizzes and tests. She is very kind, thorough, and wants to do all she can to help each student succeed. Thank you for the positive impact you have made in our homeschool again this year Mrs. Skipper! We LOVE the way you teach geometry! Mrs. Skipper, Thank you for teaching my son this year. He has learned so much in your class, and I've appreciated you being so organized and keeping us parents well-informed and updated...Your efforts make your students (and their parents) feel so cared for. Both of our boys learned so much from you. You have a talent for teaching math, and we appreciate you! We look forward to the rest of our boys taking geometry with you over the next few years. Mrs. Skipper is a wonderful teacher. She explains the concepts of geometry brilliantly [so that my son] with dyslexia has been able to understand and do well in her class. She makes learning fun. |