Meet the Teachers: Alex Eng

Meet Mr. Eng

Algebra 1, Introduction to Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Homeroom 10
Math Department Chair

What led you to your current role at The Hudson School? What were you doing before you came here?

I graduated from The Hudson School in 2008 and attended George Washington University followed by Shippensburg University where I studied mathematics, psychology, and education until graduating in 2014. Directly after college I worked for my family’s restaurant in Manhattan, at first as a bookkeeper but then eventually taking on more and more responsibility until I was running day-to-day operations as General Manager. Eventually, I made my way back into education when I was offered a job by Suellen Newman. Since then, I have been working at The Hudson School as a math educator.

What would you say most motivates you to do what you do? What are you most excited or passionate about?

I have a passion for learning. I love to learn as much as I can and I hope to pass that along to my students. The human mind has so much potential, not only to store information but to then apply it to different areas of our lives and to create new ideas from these experiences. That in itself is incredible. A better understanding of how one’s mind learns can open so many doors, which is why I enjoy it so much.

What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your work — not so much the goals that are in your job description, but the goals you hold personally?

One goal that I have is to dismantle many of the misconceptions related to mathematics, of which there are many. Math elicits so much anxiety for so many people and much of it stems from certain assumptions that we as a society have come to accept. Some of these misconceptions include gender and ability, fixed mindsets about success and achievement, and the purpose of mathematics in school. By tackling these issues early on, I hope to create a culture that embraces and enjoys math instead of fearing it.

 

 

2017-12-08T16:41:20+00:00 December 8th, 2017|
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