Cassidy the Poetic Mathematician

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    Cassidy the Poetic Mathematician, Junior Instructor at Athena's Advanced Academy
    Cassidy the Poetic Mathematician at Athena’s

    I love helping kids expand their interests and explore different subjects! I’ve found that gifted kids are really quick to pick up new concepts and adapt them to their wants and needs. It leaves a lot more room in classes to have fun, and everybody learns more! I always try to keep kids engaged with different activities and other interactive content. With an environment that’s well-suited for discussion, they tend to get more from classes and enjoy it more too. 

    Cassidy the Poetic Mathematician is a former Davidson Young Scholar and current Barnard student studying math and philosophy. She is passionate about math, poetry, and their combination.

    Cassidy is interested in linear algebra, topology, ethics, and the philosophy of math. When she was younger, she attended math camps like Epsilon Camp and MathPath. As a college student, she is doing summer mathematical research and plans to study abroad in Germany for a language scholarship. Her journey as a writer began at the age of eight when she wrote one type of poem every day of April, National Poetry Month. After that, she compiled her poems into a book along with instructions for every kind of poem and published her first book, Roller Coaster, A Kid’s Guide on How to Write Poetry. From that experience, she realized how exciting writing can be, and she has written a book every other year until she was 12 years old. She now has four published books – three related to poetry and one novel.

    She combines math and poetry because she simply loves both! Some people prefer one over the other, and she hopes that the unique hybrid of Mathematical Poetry shows that both can be fun. She has been teaching poetry since she was eight years old and began teaching mathematical poetry a few years after that. She also currently tutors various subjects, from math to writing to chemistry. Cassidy loves to teach and is excited to continue doing so through the second installment of Mathematical Poetry.

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