Andrei Antonenko

Current classes

Math 7c
Math 5a

About me

I am a Math teacher at SchoolNova. During the last 10 years, I taught a number of Math classes, from 3rd to 8th grades.

In 2012 I received my PhD in Theoretical Linguistics from Stony Brook University. My area of specialization is generative syntax, and I work on a variety of languages, including Slavic, Germanic, Austronesian, East Asian, Caucasian, and others. In 2002 I have received my Master of Science degree in Applied mathematics.

I was teaching mathematics to school students from 7th grade up to 11th grade of school. 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 the 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 teaching assistant and 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 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.

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