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Rebecca Guarino

2016 Fellow
South Bronx Preparatory
Bronx, New York

Teaching Discipline

Mathematics

Why Mathematics

“I’ve always had a passion for the problem solving, puzzle-like aspect of mathematics.  I know students often struggle with math and I enjoy the challenge of encouraging students to persist through difficult problems.”

Professional Experience

Rebecca worked at her childhood summer camp, Pocono Plateau, for six years. During the 2015–2016 academic year, she began teaching full time at South Bronx Preparatory.  

Volunteer Experience

Rebecca traveled to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago on mission trips. During both trips, she assisted with Vacation Bible School, visited homes for the elderly, and worked to improve local communities. Additionally, she worked with girls detained at a juvenile delinquent facility in Philadelphia. Rebecca mentored the girls as she helped them to express their emotions through writing poetry. She sold handmade crafts to raise funds to publish a book of their original poetry—Voices of Beautiful Flowers.

Hobbies

Rebecca enjoys seeing Broadway shows, playing board games and reading.

Academic Background

University of Delaware (Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Education and Women and Gender Studies)

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Teachers are to encourage students to push beyond their struggles to achieve their highest potential.

Rebecca Guarino
2016 Fellow