Carl R. Conway
Office: SAG 124
I taught at Two Rivers High/Middle School in the Nashville Public School System for 25 years, painted houses and did small construction projects in the summers for 10 years, owned and operated a sports card shop for 6 years.
Describing your teaching style:
I try to get to know my students (more than just a name) to promote a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in the classroom and to convince them that I care about their success in the class. I present the material by lecture and discussion, I try to make class an enjoyable experience by involving the students in the process and incorporating humor occasionally. I strongly encourage my students to visit in my office for help with the material.
What do you like most about teaching?
I love the interaction with the students. I particularly enjoy sharing in the thrill of someone who is experiencing success in math for the first time.
What do you like least about teaching?
Most students will say "I am going to try", "I am going to do my best", or some other statement of commitment, but I dislike pouring my heart into motivating a student only to discover that the student has no intention of making a serious commitment to learn.
What do you expect from your students?
I expect my students to attend class, to complete the assignments (even if it means seeking out assistance from me or the math lab), and to prepare for the tests.
What should they expect from you?
They should expect me to work with them until they understand the material. This does not happen inside the classroom for everyone so they should expect me to be available to help outside of the classroom.
Areas of interest outside the classroom:
Family, church, running.