Profile - Mark Omodt
Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics, Western Washington University; Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics and Spanish, Macalester College
Question and Answer
Would you list some recent accomplishments?
- 2013 AMATYC Teaching Excellence Award
- 2015 MinnMATYC Distinguished Teaching Award
- 2012 MnSCU Board of Trustees Educator of the Year Award nominee
- 2015 & 2010 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Golden Chalk Award
- 2012 & 2008 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Silver Chalk Award
- 2014, 2013, & 2011 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Golden Chalk Award finalist
What is your approach to teaching?
I really like math, but I LOVE teaching math. For those students who struggle with math, I love that I can usually help to make it more accessible and understandable. For those who excel in math, I love that I can usually help to make it even more powerful and beautiful.
What inspires you as a teacher?
Students inspire me. I love helping them achieve the goals that they've set for themselves. I especially enjoy helping them understand material that they've struggled with or found very difficult to grasp.
How would you describe what happens during one of your most successful classes?
My most successful classes are focused on the students' questions as they try to master the material. As a class, we explore and discover the material until we fully understand it.
Fun Fact #1
I play tennis regularly with Bill Saari from the Engineering Department. (Bill usually lets me win.)
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