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Kyle Havens

Experience

University of San Diego

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

January 2018 to present
  • Currently teaching college algebra while assisting students without strong algebra skills
  • Previously taught calculus II - skilled in designing projects to explore mathematical concepts e.g. using Taylor Series to integrate non-integrable functions such as the normal distribution

Grossmont College

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

August 2013 to present
  • Currently teaching multivariate calculus, precalculus, and elementary number systems
  • Experienced teaching applied calculus, algebra, prealgebra, all with excellent evaluation
  • Positively integrated technology into the classroom such as GeoGebra and other graphical tools

Point Loma Nazarene University

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

January 2014 to present
  • Currently teaching two hybrid online courses in mathematical problem solving
  • Experienced teaching accelerated intermediate algebra and mathematics for elementary teachers
  • Skilled in lesson plan development and integrating online coursework

Southwestern College

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

August 2013 to present
  • Currently teaching a newly developed accelerated algebra course (combination of intermediate algebra 1 & 2) emphasizing graphing calculator applications
  • Experienced teaching elementary algebra, trigonometry, and prealgebra
  • Used many online interfaces, including Canvas, Blackboard, MathXL, and MyMathLab

Cuyamaca College

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

August 2015 to December 2016
  • Taught calculus II for three semesters
  • Experienced with personal website design and WebAssign to promote self-learning

San Diego State University

Graduate Teaching Assistant

September 2012 to May 2013
  • Taught number systems course for elementary school teachers
  • Assisted in the inverted method calculus course with excellent evaluation
  • Assisted an online precalculus course using WileyPLUS
  • Extensive feedback from SDSU faculty and peers aimed towards professional development

San Diego State Research Foundation

Graduate Research Assistant

January 2012 to September 2012
  • Research in advanced modern algebra in the area of algebraic coding theory
  • Aided in the development of SAGE, a free web-based algebra program

Point Loma Nazarene University

Teaching Assistant

May 2011 to May 2012
  • Tutored graduate students in business statistics and quantitative methods
  • Graded coursework and exams and relayed relevant information back to the instructor

Office of Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

Mathematics and Engineering Intern

Summer 2008 and Summer 2009
  • Was selected to participate in SPAWAR's ten week internship program for two consecutive summers
  • Experienced programming in MATLAB applied to naval research
  • Studied behavior of sonar signals and processed bathymetric data using statistical methods

Education

San Diego State University

Master of Arts in Mathematics

August 2011 to May 2013
  • Graduated with a 3.93 GPA in the program designed for community college professors
  • Excelled in rigorous mathematics courses and in crucial education courses
  • Awarded a teaching assistantship
  • Recruited for a research assistantship in modern algebra by professor

Purdue University

September 2010 to June 2011
  • Studied mathematics to prepare for a graduate program
  • Excelled in engineering courses before choosing a new career path

Point Loma Nazarene University

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics

September 2006 to May 2010
  • All four years on the Dean's list, graduating Cum Laude
  • Awarded the President's Scholarship from the Department of Science

Skills

  • Certified to teach hybrid online courses via Canvas at Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Experienced with a variety of educational technology, including but not limited to Excel, Matlab, Latex, GeoGebra, MyMathLab, WebAssign, WileyPLUS, Maple, SAGE, HTML, YouTube video creation, video editing, video streaming, tablet integration, and online whiteboards.

Other Accomplishments and Service

  • Tutored privately for various graduate level and statistics courses
  • Held office hours for courses at every institution, paid and unpaid
  • Scored a perfect 800 on the analytical (math) section of the Graduate Record Examination
  • Saxophonist in the PLNU Jazz Band and Concert Band for four years
  • Skilled in many sports, favorite is bowling for which I have bowled twelve perfect 300 games.

Kyle Havens

September 27, 2017

Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111

Dear Hiring Committee,

I am thrilled to apply for the assistant professor job opening at Mesa College. I have over 5 years of experience teaching college level mathematics in the greater San Diego area at a variety of community colleges and universities. While I have relished the opportunity to teach a variety of exciting mathematics to such a diverse group of students, my goal is to become a full time faculty member at an influential college like Mesa. I look forward to focusing all my energy to one college in order to make a positive impact.


Mesa College needs a full time faculty member who is dedicated, willing to grow, and has had enough experience to help the department stay on top of new modes of education. I am the perfect fit for this job, as I am young, energetic, loyal, and fortunate enough to already possess a wealth of experience in the field of education. I am qualified to help Mesa stay up to date with new developments in the field of math education, such as trends towards acceleration, hybridization, and alternative instructor roles. While earning my Masters in Mathematics with an emphasis in the community college system, I applied research on the theory of education to the classroom.


Thank you for your consideration. I haven't yet had the opportunity to teach at Mesa College, but I know that I would be a perfect fit to contribute to the diverse student and faculty network. I’m eager to share more about myself with you and I look forward to the interview process.

Respectfully yours,
Kyle Havens