M.Ed., University of New Hampshire, Secondary Education,
B.A., University of New Hampshire, Mathematics
Instructor Hunter comes to Mount Ida College after having taught the full range of mathematics in New Hampshire high schools, from Algebra I up through Statistics and AP Calculus, as well as teaching Statistics, Calculus and Precalculus at community college.
“As a teacher with high school experience, I understand many of the struggles first-year students may face, and I use that experience to help them transition and understand the ways in which college is different. “
For Hunter, “perseverance is the key. There is no such thing as a ‘math person’ or ‘not a math person.’ There is only hard work and knowing when to ask for assistance. ” She tells her students, “there is no shame in admitting you need assistance, whether it is in the classroom or beyond in the field. “
What Hunter enjoys most about teaching is taking students who traditionally feel that they can’t do math or who have always had difficulty, to a level of success. “I love hearing students tell me when they understand a concept and seeing their faces light up when they finally see the ways in which the abstract mathematics topics they’ve been learning about for so long, are actually applied to the world outside of the classroom. “
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Hunter also has teaching experience working with disadvantaged and at-risk students where she utilized the adaptive technology Study Island and aided students in PLATO geometry courses. She has served as the advisor for the Franklin (NH) High School Math Team, is a Test Evaluator/Senior Reader for Kelly Services/ Measured Progress, has served as a Senior Reader on the New Hampshire Alternate Learning Progressions project, and as a Mathematics Tutor for the UNH Athletic Department, in Pre-calculus and Calculus I.