While he has spent the last eight years learning, training and working to become a professional secondary mathematics educator, Steve has spent the last three years realizing that vision by teaching in Detroit Public Schools. He has taught 10th grade and 12th grade math (Geometry and Statistics) and received highly effective state ratings on both of his annual teacher evaluations. Steve has worked with middle school students through college students as an after school homework club leader and college math lab tutor. Steve has also taught a successful mathematics based ACT Prep course at Detroit International Academy for Young Women.
Graduating from Bowling Green State University with his B.A. in Liberal Studies, Steve originally pursued a career outside of education as a political organizer. After becoming dismayed with the world of politics Steve decided to go back to school to pursue a lifelong goal of teaching. Accepted to Eastern Michigan as a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow, Steve taught for a year at Detroit International Academy for Young Women while pursuing his Master’s of Arts in Teaching. Steve completed his graduate degree in June of 2014 and simultaneously earned his teaching certificate in Secondary Mathematics.
When he is not teaching or tutoring, Steve can be found traveling from the outback of Australia to the Arctic Circle of Alaska, spending time with family and friends, or immersing himself in the beautiful Michigan outdoors for bike ride or a run.