Andy Marton – Math

Why did you decide to teach Math?

Simply put, I love math. And I want to share that with my students. I also have a history degree, so I’m flexible, but I’m thrilled to be teaching math.

How would you summarize your teaching philosophy?

My teaching is centered on helping students learn to think deeply and explore, rather than memorize formulas. I want to give them the tools they need, and encourage them as they find creative solutions to the problems I assign them.

You are new to the teaching profession. Why did you become a teacher?

I’m passionate about education. I was never happier than when I was helping friends in school, or working as a teaching assistant.

What has been your biggest surprise at CC?

How nice and supportive everyone is. It seems like teachers go out of their way to help each other here.

What do you think is the greatest challenge facing students today?

High expectations, combined with overwhelming stress.

What do you hope students master in your class?

The ability to develop creative problem solving skills.