Meet "Dr. Math"

The company's founder, Jeff Steckroth, aka Dr. Math, is a veteran math educator with experience teaching at the high school and college levels. He earned his doctorate in Mathematics Education from the University of Virginia, and he has been involved in teacher education and private tutoring for many years. He knows what it takes for students to be successful, and he ensures that all Dr. Math tutors provide that type of assistance and support.

 

He is a content expert and technology expert, able to help students make sense of what they are studying with a unique approach that centers on the student and what he or she knows and needs to know. He is also a skilled test prep tutor, having made perfect scores on the Praxis II Math examination, the SAT Math, and the ACT Math standardized tests. He can help students improve their scores on any of the standard college entrance examinations.

Dr. Steckroth was a 3-sport athlete in high school and college (football, basketball, and baseball) and coached a number of sports, primarily soccer. His career plan was to be a professional baseball player, but the Yankees weren't interested. As a result, Dr. Steckroth went to "Plan B" and became a successful high school math teacher and coach. Later he went on to be a teacher educator at the college level, helping the next generation of math teachers get their start. Now he is a retired classroom teacher who is still keenly interested in helping students and teachers develop the same love and respect for what is surely the greatest discipline: mathematics.

Education
  • Ph.D. from the University of Virginia (2007) in Mathematics Education

    • Dissertation: Technology-Enhanced Mathematics Instruction: Effects of Visualization on Student Understanding of Trigonometry

  • M.A. from George Washington University (1996) in Education and Human Development​

  • B.A. from the College of William and Mary (1972) in Sociology with a Minor in Mathematics

Professional Memberships
  • Member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

  • Member of the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM)

  • Member of the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM)

  • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Teaching and Tutoring Experience
  • 30 years of high school math teaching in Virginia including both public and private schools.

  • 10 years of college teaching:

    • Old Dominion University (2006-2009)

    • Christopher Newport University (2010-2015)

    • Campbell University (2017-2018)

  • Private tutor (1986-present)​

  • Raleigh Tutoring (2017-2018)

Teaching Licenses
  • North Carolina Professional Educator Continuing License for Mathematics 6-12, Administration, Sociology (#898924, expires June 30, 2023).

  • Virginia Postgraduate Professional License for Mathematics and Sociology (PGP-236513, expires June 20, 2019).

Standardized Test Scores
  • Praxis II Math (2014): 200

  • SAT Math (2001): 800

  • ACT Math (2018): 36

Selected Presentations
  1. Steckroth, J.J., Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, “Factoring is NOT a Dirty Word when it Makes Sense,” NCTM, Boston, MA. (April, 2015)

  2. Steckroth, J.J., International Conference on Teaching Collegiate Mathematics, “Flipping the Trig Classroom: Blending Online Instructional Resources with Authentic Problem-Solving Sessions,” ICTCM, Las Vegas, NV. (March, 2015)

  3. Steckroth, J.J., Annual Convention of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, “Theory into Practice: How a Teacher Preparation Program Leads to a Successful First-Year Teaching Experience,” AMTE, Orlando, FL. (February, 2015)

  4. Steckroth, J. J., Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, “Making Sense of Factoring through Visualization,” NCTM, New Orleans, LA. (April, 2014)