Profile - Mark Omodt

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Meet Mark Omodt
Instructor of Math

Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics, Western Washington University; Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics and Spanish, Macalester College

Question and Answer

  • Question

    Would you list some recent accomplishments?

    Answer

    Awards:

    • 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
  • Question

    What is your approach to teaching?

    Answer

    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.

  • Question

    What inspires you as a teacher?

    Answer

    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.

  • Question

    How would you describe what happens during one of your most successful classes?

    Answer

    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 Facts

  • Fun Fact #1

    I play tennis regularly with Bill Saari from the Engineering Department. (Bill usually lets me win.)

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