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Summer Ann Armstrong
Instructor

University Studies
MTSU Box 16
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Office: SAG 104
Office Phone: (615) 898-5229

E-mail: sarmstrg@mtsu.edu

Education:

  • MS Mathematics, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2004
  • BS Mathematics with minors in French and Spanish, SLU, Hammond, Louisiana, 2000
  • French Immersion Program, Université du Québec à
  • Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada, 1998

Describe your teaching style:
When I present new concepts to my students, I am always thinking, "What is the most effective way to present this material, and how can I take this material and make it easy for my students to understand?" I often teach with many examples, and I always encourage class participation and discussion. In class, we work examples together, and then my students work a similar example individually or with classmates.

What do you like most about teaching?
It is a great feeling when I see the look on a student's face showing that he/she understands the material. I also love to see hard working paying off. It's wonderful when a student applies himself/herself, works hard, and attains an A in the course.

What do you like least about teaching?
I really dislike having to give a student an F when he/she has tried the entire semester. Also, it upsets me when students fail to come to class prepared, aren't ready to learn, and fail to take advantage of all of the available resources that are offered today for math courses.

What should they expect from you?
I set an example of a strong work ethic, completing all tasks on time, with honesty, enthusiasm, commitment, and preparation. I believe in class attendance, hard work, encouragement, participation, after-class reinforcement, and respect for one another. I make every effort to show patience and kindness to students as I encourage hard work and commitment for success in my class.

Areas of interest outside the classroom:
Dancing, Exercising, Trying different cuisines, Traveling, Sudoku, and Conformation and Herding activities with my 2 Belgian Tervurens and Australian Shepherd (Roman, Gia, and Drea)

Contact Us
  • University Studies
  • Peck Hall, Room 202
  • 1301 E. Main Street, Box 16
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  • (615) 898-2568 (office)
  • (615) 898-5907 (fax)

 

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