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Leslie Huss

e-mail: lhuss@wpcc.edu

Photo of Leslie HussI’m Leslie Huss, and I am a Mathematics Instructor at Western Piedmont Community College. I have been teaching math since 2006 and I have taught at several different schools, including Apex High, East Burke High, Gaston College, the University of Phoenix, and here at Western Piedmont Community College. I have attended NC State University, UNC Charlotte, and Appalachian State University while obtaining my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Math/Mathematics Education.

I love spending time with my family. You can usually find us doing something outside, like camping, hiking, kayaking, or visiting parks. I am a lifelong learner and I am always looking for something new to learn (including learning to paint, learning to use new software, learning a different language, and learning new sports or games). I hope to encourage my students to love learning as much as I do!

Philosophy of Education

I believe that education is important in the process of forming a well-rounded individual.  Education can open many doors that may otherwise remain closed.  While teaching students, I also strive to teach them to enjoy learning.  I like the fact that Western Piedmont Community College promotes the development of lifelong learners.

Every student has the ability to learn.  It is my job to teach with clarity and enthusiasm in order to encourage motivation and empowerment.  Empowering students will help them to reach their full potential.  I promote a comfortable classroom environment where students feel free to ask questions if they do not understand concepts.  I also encourage students to challenge themselves, even if they make mistakes along the way.  Some of life’s best lessons can be learned from mistakes.

I believe that it is important to monitor student progress on a regular basis and evaluate how well they understood the material that was presented.  I also believe that it is important to assess and evaluate my own teaching methods.  After teaching a concept, I take note of what worked and what didn’t work. Then, I make adjustments so that the next time I teach the material, I can do so in a more effective way.


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