Mathurin Consulting

"The chief aim of all investigations of the external world should be to discover the rational order and harmony which has been imposed on it by God and which He revealed to us in the language of mathematics." -- Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)

Services

Academic Tutoring
Calculus Statistics
Algebra Geometry
Spreadsheet Design Teacher Professional Development
Statistics
Discrete Math
Airline Travel/Points Consultation
Contact info@mathurinconsulting.com
360.747.7655

 

About Me

 

I am an alumnus of both Jesuit High School of Tampa and Spring Hill College. After a year of graduate studies in mathematics at Emory University, I returned to my high school alma mater where I taught math, coached tennis, worked as the assistant to the athletic director, and during my last year stepped out of classroom teaching to serve as both Registrar and Principal's Secretary.

After 7 wonderful years working at my alma mater, it was time to spur my growth as a teacher by leaving what was familiar and comfortable and venture on to a new challenge. So I picked up and moved to the other side of the country and joined the faculty of Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA in August 1999. Over the course of my career at Bellarmine, I had the opportunity to teach almost every level of math offered, serve as chair of the mathematics department from 2002 to 2006, complete a masters degree in education from Notre Dame de Namur University, and serve as a moderator of both Bellarmine's student newspaper (The Cardinal) and Gay/Straight CLC.

After 17 tremendously fulfilling years at Bellarmine, I once again had a compelling desire to experience teaching outside of the familiar Catholic, Jesuit, all-boys environment. My search for a new school eventually led me to Seattle, WA where I found new challenges and growth opportunities teaching at The Northwest School. But while enjoying the refreshingly unique culture at Northwest, the health of my family members in Florida began to decline. As a result, I made the choice to leave Northwest after just a year and focus more on my consulting work and afford me more flexibility in providing support for family members back in Florida.

In the fall of 2017 I began work with the Discrete Math Project Collaborative as a curriculum writer helping develop the Cryptography unit. But a trend started during 2017 became more pronounced as 2018 began: the number days spent in Florida began to greatly outnumber the days spent in Seattle. After some discernment, it became apparent that moving back to Florida was the direction I needed to head. Fortunately there was a teaching position at Gulliver Preparatory in Miami and I received the opportunity to once again be in the classroom for the 2018-19 school year.

Despite the wonderful colleagues and experience at Gulliver, the death of both my brother and mom made 2018 emotionally challenging and logistically complex - so much so that just after Thanksgiving I gave notice that I would leave Gulliver at the end of the academic year and move back to Tampa.

Ironically, the sad events that led me back to Tampa have provided me a new professional growth opportunity that I have been considering for awhile: so after 25+ years of teaching at the high school level, I will begin teaching mathematics at Hillsborough Community College for the fall of 2019.

Outside of teaching, my friends know that I really enjoy being a passenger on an airplane and have been known to spend weekends jaunting to far flung places just for a day or less.

Education
B.S. in Mathematics and Philosophy, Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL) 1991
Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Emory University (Atlanta, GA) 1992
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Notre Dame de Namur University (Belmont, CA) 2002
Seminars in Ignatian Leadership, Jesuit Secondary Education Association (Washington, DC) 2007

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