My name is Patrick Fahey, lifelong Math Educator. And yes, that's Bill Nye The Science Guy with me, Mr. Fahey! After an exciting 25-year math teaching career that included two national teacher awards and letters of commendation from Congressional & Senate representatives and the Governor of California, my students and parents urged me to tutor their younger siblings and friends of students. That's how MathLabK12 Tutorials got started! During my career, I was selected by NASA as an astronaut candidate through the National Educator-Astronaut Program. A distance learning pioneer in SFUSD, I arranged livestream performance assessments with Space Shuttle engineers at Johnson Space Center in Houston of my student's team presentations at Lowell High School in SF. Retirement is how I continue innovative ways to help make the world a better place!
I attended U.C Berkeley on a full scholarship as a math major, graduating with a degree in Psychology after becoming enamored with statistics for scientific hypothesis testing. In the middle of my career, I pursued a masters in math at S.F. State, focused on chaotic dynamical systems, complex analysis and number theory, and how such advanced topics parlay into K12 classroom curriculum.
At every level of math, students describe my lessons as fun and insightful, a way for them to learn classroom math that has exciting applications in real world phenomena. Students develop intrinsic joy of abstract thinking for its own sake. "Making sense" of math concepts prepares students for actual exams, but also extends concepts in exciting ways. Students see that "the language of the universe" is hilarious and ironic at times!