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Andrea Barnard received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education with a minor in Physics Education from Brigham Young University-Idaho and went on to earn a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington. Barnard teaches several general education mathematics courses, including College Algebra and College Math.

"I create a student-centered classroom where students are engaged and feel comfortable asking me and other students questions," Barnard said. "Students are given time to work through example problems during class to gauge and solidify their understanding of new material. They also present their work to other students to increase their learning and the learning of their classmates."

"Part of teaching is continuing my own learning and development as an instructor. I am always interested in deepening my knowledge of Mathematics and Education as well as learning new topics within these disciplines. This learning greatly benefits me and in turn my students."

In addition to her professional interests, Barnard enjoys traveling, cooking, eating and learning as well as watching and participating in a wide variety of sports and outdoor activities.