I love middle schoolers! I have, by choice, taught middle schoolers at home school co-ops, church, and tutoring classes. My favorite season of life with my own children were when they were in middle school. Getting to experience a student's brain make the transition from concrete thinking to abstract thinking is really exciting. The same is true with math during middle school. The concepts become more abstract, and the transition that the students make is truly metamorphic to watch.

I come from a family of educators. My dad was a high school Algebra teacher. He was, in fact. my high school Algebra teacher. My mom was my high school counselor. I pretty much had to excel in high school math and behave during high school. That's what happens when you are raised in a small rural town in Oklahoma.

I attended Oklahoma State University my first two years of college. When I decided to become a teacher, I transferred to Northeastern State University (Okla), which was the "teacher" college in the state. I graduated with a BS in Education (Elementary-Jr. High). I have since taught in public schools in Texas, tutored many middle school students, taught home school classes, and have home schooled my own children. Two of my three boys are graduated. One attends University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The other plays baseball at Blinn JUCO in Brenham, Texas. My youngest son is starting high school this year. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 24 years. He is a native Houstonian.

I am looking forward to introducing your student to Pre-Pre Algebra. It is the beginning of the math journey for your student's success throughout his high school years. A strong foundation will make your student more confident as each year of math concepts become more challenging.