Andrei Antonenko

Current classes

Math 6a
Math 7b

About me

I am a Math teacher at SchoolNova. During the last 15 years, I taught a number of Math classes, from 3rd to 8th grades, as well as some classes in Lingustics.

I currently work as a lecturer at Stony Brook Linguistics Department, where I teach courses in theoretical linguistics. My area of specialization is generative syntax, and I work on a variety of languages, including Slavic, Germanic, Austronesian, East Asian, Caucasian, and others.

I have been teaching mathematics to school students since 1995. In Moscow I used to teach in the evening school for 7th and 8th grade students who wanted to get deeper insights in mathematics and methods of problem solving. Non-standard problems helped kids to improve their skills, to learn a mathematical way of thinking, and to use logic. I was also teaching advanced math courses for high school students introducing the basic notions of calculus and algebra through challenging problems.

In Stony Brook University I was a course instructor for many courses in Applied Mathematics Department, including probability theory and various levels of linear algebra. In 2003 I received the AMS Department ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award. I have also taught numerous Linguistics courses, and in 2011 earned a Stony Brook University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student.

My philosophy of teaching mathematics is based on the idea that the formal concepts should be presented in a form interesting for students. I will be guiding students to their own small discoveries in the world of mathematics by providing them interesting problems and hints.

I hold a PhD in Theoretical Linguistics and an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Stony Brook University.

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