I’m Debra Bell’s daughter and I was homeschooled K-12. I was an AP Scholar and took all of my AP classes online. I have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. I have taught high school mathematics for the past 7 years in the Philadelphia area. Now I am teaching SAT Math and Algebra 1 online, incorporating many of the lessons I learned as a home school student to make my classes as engaging and effective as possible.
Math has always intrigued me because of its patterns and structure. There is nothing quite as exciting as finally finding the correct answer. Over the years I have met many students who struggle in math or find it boring. I’m very passionate about helping these students discover the beauty of mathematics and the joy of problem solving.
My husband, Jason, and I live right outside of Philadelphia with our son in an area known for its ethnic diversity. We love trying new restaurants (Indian especially!) and exploring the neighborhoods and cultural sites of our city. On any given Thursday night you can find us on Drexel’s campus eating crepes and reminiscing about Jason’s days there as an electrical engineering student.
I hope this website serves to inspire you as you introduce the world of mathematics to your children. My goal is to help all students develop a mastery of mathematics in high school that will pave the way to a successful future in college and the work force.