Since I was a little boy, I had a passion for mathematics. In elementary and junior high schools, math was fun for me. In high school and in university, math and physics became more difficult and I enjoyed the challenge. I remember sharing my knowledge with others. The passion I had and the desire to share what I know with others have guided me to love teaching profession.
While I was a 3rd-year university student, I became a mathematics tutor to freshmen students. Throughout my student life, I got the opportunity to interact with students and the insight I gained in how students learn have helped me understand where students got stuck in understanding the concept or the idea of a given topic.
From my experience, I understood most student’s belief is that:
- Math is difficult
- Math is not interesting, and
- Math is irrelevant.
It’s from these three that my teaching philosophy is root. The philosophy of making Math fun, making it interesting, and relevant.
How to make Math fun. Math is not always easy; however, when delivered in the right way, there is no fun more than playing with it.
How to make Math interesting:
How to make Math relevant:
In addition to teaching career, I have a desire to helping people understand how this fast growing Information Technology (IT) industry and its application can change their lives. I am convinced that IT is one of those areas that needs individual’s creativity and skill to solving big and complicated problems in large and small sectors.