Kathy M. Smith

Associate Professor of Math

Kathy M. SmithWhile working as a teaching assistant in graduate school, I discovered my love of teaching and decided to teach math as a career. Having attended a community college, I knew that it was the right place for me.

My primary focus is on developing understanding rather than procedure. I always try to answer a question with a question that might help direct a students thinking along a productive channel, which requires both knowledge of the subject matter and the student I am interacting with. I like to maintain a relaxed, casual and productive atmosphere in the classroom.

Here's one of my favorite quotes:

Education means developing the mind, not stuffing the memory.

- Helen Gernon