Amanda grew up in a small town right outside of New York City and subsequently spent a few years down in Baltimore, where she earned her B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. After earning her M.A. in Math Education from Teachers College at Columbia University, she spent an exciting four years as a math and physics teacher at Middlesex School, a competitive boarding school in Concord, MA.
Throughout her time at Hopkins, Amanda developed a passion for teaching, and she seized every opportunity she could to get involved on campus. She was a volunteer tutor for JHU Tutorial Project, a program that provides academic support for local elementary school children. In addition to her volunteer work, she served as a peer tutor in introductory physics courses designed for pre-med and engineering students and worked for the JHU Math Department as an undergraduate TA in a variety of math courses ranging from calculus to linear algebra. She loved teaching math so much that she decided to move back to NY upon graduating and earn her masters in secondary math education. She is currently certified to teach math at the secondary level in NY and MA, and throughout her time at Middlesex, she has gained experience teaching a variety of high school math courses ranging from algebra to AP BC Calculus (which is her favorite course to teach!).
In her spare time, you can find Amanda running around the beautiful parks of Cambridge. She also finds a lot of comfort and relaxation through drawing, painting, and occasionally playing her favorite Beatles tunes from time to time whenever she has access to a piano.