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Angela Gyurko

First Name
Angela
Last Name
Gyurko
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Education and Training
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
I am interested in working with schools in my area
Yes
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
Middle School
High School
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Tutoring
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
I am comfortable in a variety of roles, wherever I might best suit the students.

My bachelor's and first master's degree were in engineering, and I taught Math 100 at the college level (a class intended for people who didn't place into Math 101).

I later worked as a full time college professor, teaching Student Success (a college-focused life skills class) and Critical Thinking and Analysis.

Last year I completed my second master's degree in creative writing.

I am comfortable working with students in any capacity that touches on math and science or creative writing.
You have indicated an expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Bachelor's of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, Columbia University, 1990.
Master's of Science in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1991.
Math volunteer tutor (basic math, algebra, statistics, geometry) 2010-2014, 2019-2020
Comfortable with all the details of high school chemistry and physics and how it applies in the real world
You have indicated an expertise in Visual and Performance Arts & Crafts
Trained with Birmingham Ballet 1984-1986
Trained with Alvin Ailey School of American Dance 1987-1990
Performed with Synergy Studio 1991-1992
Choreographed and co-directed a hippie-era production of As You Like It, a jazz age-era production of Taming of the Shrew, High School Musical, High School Musical II, Beauty and the Beast, and Into the Woods.
MFA in Creative Writing (2018)
You have indicated an expertise in Education and Training
Taught Student Success at Century College (2012-2015), using Skip Downing's "On Course" program to help students not quite ready for college make the successful transition to the academic world.

You have indicated an expertise in International Travel, Touring
I have lived in Bosnia, Macedonia, Serbia, Italy, and Germany.
I have taught classes in Afghanistan and Thailand.
I have traveled for leisure to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, China, England, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands, Greece, and Cyprus.
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