Matt is a Certified Educator in Math, Technology Applications, and Business.
While running a successful consulting and publishing business, I decided to find ways to give back to the community.
Luckily I'm gifted in math and therefore could volunteer as a math tutor. I worked with kids who struggled with math, and adults who wanted to turn their lives around by earning a GED.
The experience was so rewarding that I decided to learn more about how to teach. I enrolled in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. In the next two years I earned enough credits to get a teacher certification. And later continued to earn a Master of Educationin Instructional Technology.
In the meantime, I worked at a charter school to tutor at-risk high school students and helped them finally pass their final math test and graduate.
I also worked for Texas Tech University on a project to teach robotics to kids in rural communities. I drove about 400 miles a week to various middle and high schools in West Texas. I was rewarded to see bright and enthusiastic kids and all sorts of towns.
After earning the teacher certification, I taught Algebra to fantastic 8th grade students at Hutchinson Middle School in Lubbock Texas. This is the same school attended by singer and musician Buddy Holly.
During the corona pandemic I teach math remotely through Elevate K-12. They find schools around the country that have teacher shortages. I teach at home using their portal that displays my image and lessons in the classroom.
• Algebra Yubas webstore - Matt's Instructional Materials offered for sale on Teachers Pay Teachers website.
Educational Materials for Teachers and Kids to get excited about Inventing.
The following are some of Matt's instructional design work.