Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Melanie Kachinsky
I attended Illinois State University, Normal, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education, and I have a middle school mathematics endorsement. I have taught in a variety of different settings since then. I have taught at University High School, and at Glenbard North High School. At University High School, I taught both pre-calculus and geometry. At Glenbard North, I taught in their Jump Start Math program.
My teaching philosophy is not based on teaching students procedures or memorizing mathematical formulas. Rather it is to help students develop problem solving and reasoning skills. My philosophy is based on my most influential mathematics teacher. When I was in high school, she seemed to be the hardest teacher. It was not until my experiences after high school, that I realized how much she helped shape the mathematical skills that I possess today. These skills I use on a daily basis.