Professor Robin Schwartz aka Robin the Math Lady’s mission is to help people build confidence through Math. Robin tutors Math one-on-one, teaches Math in her own classroom, provides Math support to classroom/student teachers and presents workshops to teachers, students and parents. Robin is the author of the Build Math Confidence monthly e-newsletter as well as the writer of articles on Math and success.
Robin has 17 years of Math tutoring and 15 years of classroom teaching experience. Her academic credentials include the Math intensive fields of Electrical Engineering (B.S., Syracuse) and Finance (M.B.A., NYU) as well as Stuyvesant High School. In Spring 2017, she earned a Microcert: Supporting the Next Generation: Effective Mentoring and Coaching of Novice Teachers and also has Training and Coaching certificates from NYU’s SCPS: Leadership and Human Capital Management.
After working on Wall Street and in the high-tech field of electronics, Robin went back to her first love, Math! This was foreshadowed by correctly and creatively answering a (third round!) Finance job interview question: “What’s 24 x 12?”.
She is pro-test and takes tests for the fun of it: SAT (2016, 2009 and 1980), ACT (2012), SAT Math II Levels 1 and 2 (2011), GRE (sometime soon). These recent exams help her to relive studying and test taking, fill gaps in her education, and relate better to students’ experiences.
Click here for Robin’s most recent resume: RobinSchwartzResume2017
Since 2000, Robin has been tutoring Math at all levels including SAT/ACT prep, SHSAT, Regents, homework help, exam studying as well as college/grad school classes and homeschoolers. Robin’s Math tutoring service is based in Riverdale (Bronx), New York. She has worked with students from Bronx Science, High School of Math Science and Engineering, Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, Horace Mann, SAR, Bank Street, Beacon, High School of American Studies, PS 81, Community School, Solomon Schechter, Aaron School, Heschel, Riverdale Country Day, Baruch College and many many others.
Classroom Instruction and Math Teacher Support
Since 2002, Robin has brought her enthusiasm and drive to the classroom as an Adjunct Professor at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx (Precalculus, Math Modeling (College Algebra) and/or Math for Elementary Educators).
As a Field Supervisor for Math Education undergraduate and graduate programs in and around NYC, Robin mentors and observes student and working teachers for CMSV, Touro College, NYU and Teachers College/Columbia University in many middle and high public NYC schools as well as parochial schools.
Robin’s position as a Math consultant for 2.5 years at the Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School is an example of how she supports current classroom Math teachers with curriculum development and learning strategies in real time in classrooms in NYC (and beyond!). Robin taught SAT Math classes for 5 years for Summer on the Hill, a year-round academic enrichment program for bright, low-income New York City students. Click here for Robin’s most recent resume: Robin Schwartz Resume
Workshops for Parents, Teachers and Students: A blend of Math and motivation!
These workshops can be embedded into classroom teaching and/or presentations:
Improving Math Skills and Confidence by Paying Attention to Detail
Is That Your Final Answer? Developing Mathematical Thinking with Questions
Get Smarter! Take the (new) SAT!
When Are We Ever Gonna Use This Math?
Raising Math Confident Kids
Managing Time for Success and Confidence
Engineering Your Future
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