Sierra has always enjoyed doing math. It came naturally for her and that increased her love for the subject. Sierra began working with children with autism when she was in high school. This lit a spark inside her seeing the children overcome their personal hardships and grow behaviorally and academically. In later years she began to tutor children in mathematics and it became a passion to help kids understand and learn to love all that math has to offer. This is how Sierra found Math Corner through her search for opportunities to continue to help the future of our society.
Chris was born and raised in Las Vegas. Even as a young child, he was always very competitive and reasonably good at math. .When in middle school, he competed in Math Counts, which was the perfect meld of both. A state championship and a few trophies later, math was a full-blown obsession. In high school, his focus turned to business. After graduating he ran a few small businesses prior to going back to school to complete his Bachelor's degrees in Finance and Math. Chris is currently finishing his Master's degree in Math and teaches Precalculus at UNLV.
Jessica was born and raised in Las Vegas. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, she returned to Las Vegas to attend UNLV where she recently graduated with her Master's degree in Mathematics. While pursuing both her degrees, Jessica was a part-time tutor to both high school and college students. Jessica attributes her love of math to her elementary school teacher, who taught her there is always more than one way to solve a problem.
Katherine was raised in Las Vegas and graduated from Mojave High School, where she volunteered as a tutor throughout all four years of high school. It was here that she realized her greatest passion was teaching, and was inspired by her Calculus teacher to pursue a math education career. Currently, Katherine is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Secondary Education, and will start teaching in Las Vegas in 2018. She plans on working at a Title I school with at-risk children, and is dedicated to improving the way mathematics is taught by centering her teachings around real world application and the students’ interests.
Peter was born in New Zealand and has lived in many different countries. Peter was on the advanced track through his public education where he picked up on the topics of his classes faster than many of his peers. As a result he often found himself tutoring his classmates to help them and further improve his own understanding. His passion for mathematics stems from enjoying the objective nature of mathematics over the subjective nature of other courses. Peter hopes to pursue a mathematics major at UNLV and eventually teach high school.