Laura McCallister

B.A., M.S.T.
Assistant Professor, Quantitative Reasoning
Laura McCallister

Contact

Phone: 561-237-7855
Fax: 561-237-7094

Office Location

de Hoernle International Center

Professional Profile

Lynn University has created a new and exciting Quantitative Reasoning Core Curriculum. Students at Lynn are no longer required to take the traditional College Algebra to Calculus math sequence. While the traditional sequence still is taught for those who desire it, all students now have joy of studying math as it relates to their daily life. My passion is not only to teach, but to help prepare future teachers to create an environment that ensures students master the skills necessary for academic success and beyond. To this end, the Ross College of Education has created a Quantitative Reasoning and Math Methods course that will prepare Lynn University students to inspire a love of mathematics and problem solving to future generations.

Laura McCallister began her teaching career as a learning specialist at the Center for Instruction at Palm Beach Community College shortly after receiving a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1992. While there, McCallister taught courses in Basic Algebra, College Algebra and designed and taught a course for students who needed to pass the College Level Academic Skills Test. Working at the community college provided her with the opportunity to discover many different techniques to help improve the achievement for students of all levels and learning styles.

After earning a Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics from Florida Atlantic University in 1997, she went on to teach for four years at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, Florida. There she taught courses for students in the International Baccalaureate program and sponsored the Math Honor society. After teaching in the K-12 A. D. Henderson University School, McCallister came to Lynn University.

Education

  • B.A., Florida Atlantic University
  • M.S.T., Florida Atlantic University

Teaching Philosophy

I strive to show students that math is an essential skill that is not only found inside a textbook. Instead, problem solving and critical thinking are skills they will need to use in daily life. My students learn that math is not rote memorization of formulas, but rather a way of thinking. I show students how to recognize patterns and solve problems to analyze the world in which they live.

Teaching Specialties

  • Mathematics

Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice

  • Learning disabilities
  • Reading in mathematics

Curriculum Vitae

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