"I made the switch into teaching because I had the good fortune of having some exceptional teachers along the way who exposed me to new ways of thinking and the joy of learning," Shuck says. "I wanted to bring that to other people."
She enjoys converting numerophobes in her classes of Basic Math, Basic Algebra, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. "In one of my Basic Math classes, I had an older adult returning to school after a long period of time. Just working with her and helping her develop the confidence that she could succeed was very rewarding," says Shuck.
"I hope to convey to students the value of math," she adds. "Math is a language for understanding and modeling the world around you. Anything that gets built or is created through engineering is accomplished through math."