About

Hi! I’m Eliza,

MATH SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT   ►  INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER  ►  MATH FACULTY

…and I love to dabble in numbers. Following my passion for technology, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. I miss the days when I spent hours coding in HTML (yes, coding in HTML was a thing back then before Dreamweaver and Fireworks surfaced). After playing around with HTML, JavaScript, and Perl for a few years, I decided to embark on another adventure – pursue a Master’s degree in Math. Boy, was I in for a fun and exciting ride! Think, fuzzy logic (how many minutes can I let you wait at the traffic stop?), differential equations (I miss scribbling equations on paper for hours on end), complex numbers, and many more exciting math courses. After that exhilarating ride, I worked as a business analyst for an insurance company. I then managed to enter the world of math education as a Math Curriculum Specialist.

My math journey didn’t end there – over the last 11 years, I’ve created math curriculum for middle and high school students as a math curriculum specialist, designed engaging curriculum for colleges as an instructional designer, and taught math online to my college students who are always ready to be the best they can be. I am also pursuing my doctoral degree in Education with a specialization in Curriculum & Instruction. I’m interested in finding out how we can best transition students successfully from remedial math to college level math.

Can you already tell math is not just a subject for me? It is a passion, and with this passion, My Virtual Math Guide was born. In this virtual space, you will find a blog about my ramblings on math, math guides to help you master concepts or use them to help your students, free resources to help you be successful in teaching or learning, free math tips for the days you cannot get to your textbook, and many more.

When I take a break from numbers, I love to travel with my family. Hobbies? I would like to say that I am a runner, but that ship sailed a few years ago after two 5k races and one 10k race under my belt. You never know, I might just pick up running again while trying to make simultaneous equations make sense to you!