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Betsy McCall
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  • Reviewer
    College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, 2015 - present
    I will be reviewing assignments online and providing feedback on student projects so that students can revise until they've met all the target objectives in a self-paced online program.
  • Anne Arundel Community College
    Assistant Professor, 2015 - present
    I teach mathematics from remedial level (algebra, etc.) through sophomore-level college courses. I specialize is math for elementary education majors, statistics and more advanced calculus topics (such as Calculus II & III, and Differential Equations, Discrete Math and Linear Algebra).
  • Technical & Creative Writer
    1988 - present
    Writing has been a passion since I was a teenager. Starting in 1998 I began writing my first novel, which was published in 1998. I've since written three others that have also been published. I has published and sold some poetry as well. In addition, I write on mathematics and science, both as a blogger, and picking up jobs with a variety of companies writing assessments, answer keys, lecture notes and video scripts for textbook publishers and online learning. Among the companies I've worked for include Adapt Courseware, Council for Aid to Education, Agate Publishing, W.H. Freeman, and others.
  • Private Tutor
    1988 - present
    I tutor most high school and college level mathematics courses, from algebra and geometry, through junior and senior level undergraduate mathematics.
  • Baker College
    Adjunct Faculty, 2008 - present
    Teaching introductory and intermediate algebra online. In the past, I have also taught English Comp I & II for them.
  • Columbus State Community College
    Annually Contracted Faculty, 2013 - 2015
    I teach mathematics courses at the freshman and sophomore levels, as well as some remedial courses. Topics include everything from mathematics for health professionals, business math, algebra, trigonometry, statistics, liberal arts math, calculus, discrete math, linear algebra and differential equations. I teach both in a traditional classroom and in various distance learning formats such as fully online classes, or hybrid versions.
  • Columbus State Community College
    Adjunct Faculty, 2007 - 2013
    Teaching mathematics course, from beginning algebra through differential equations, with a focus on Calc II and above, as well as atypical courses like Liberal Arts Math.
  • DeVry University
    Adjunct Faculty, 2005 - 2011
    Teaching algebra through calculus courses, statistics, and introduction to computers online.
  • Robert Morris University
    Lecturer, 2004 - 2006
    Teaching mathematics courses from college algebra through Calc II.
  • Community College of Allegheny County
    Adjunct Faculty, 2003 - 2005
    Teaching mathematics courses from prealgebra through college algebra.
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mathematician, linguist, astronomer, writer, atheist, liberal, intellectual wanderer
Introduction

“Day” job: Mathematician, teacher.  Beginning algebra through differential equations: your usual community college fare.  Though I don't often do it much during actual daylight hours like a normal person.

Education: Education isn't everything, but I have master's degrees in applied mathematics, linguistics and management information systems.  I also have a bachelor's degree in classical and medieval studies, and another in philosophy waiting on paperwork.

Primary hobbies: writing (check out Janus for my latest science fiction novel), data-absorber (apparently I collect college degrees the way Jay Leno collects cars, not to mention I read non-fiction voraciously), crochet (I find it’s a good stress reliever and I do work too damn hard).  My primary scientific interest is in astronomy, especially planetary astronomy, and even more specifically, Triton.

What I post about:  Primarily, I post articles about science.  Lots and lots of science: from linguistics through particle physics.  However, not only science.  I'm also interested in civil liberties, and, well, it's hard to make a complete list.

Rules of Engagement: I want my threads to be welcoming to scientific discussion and scientific inquiry, particularly the posts on science.  I moderate my threads fairly ruthlessly to maintain that.  Asking questions is fine, but anti-science, conspiracy-riddled comments aren't really welcome.  Religion isn't on-topic in a discussion about science.  Spammy or trolling behaviour will lead to posts being culled from threads.  Subtle thinking is rewarded; being annoying won't be.  If you want to proselytize your particular views against well-established scientific views do it in your own posts; my threads and my followers aren't here for that.

Posting schedule: This varies wildly from day to day, because my schedule is a little weird.  It is what it is.

If that's not enough info, I do have a website you can check out.

What are you looking for?  There is a space below for specifying what I'm looking for here in social media, and the options are pretty terrible.  So, let me just say here: I'm looking for an intellectual peer.  Nothing else comes before that.  Don't bother with the rest if you can't do that first and foremost.

Bragging rights
People have told me all my life I'm not supposed to brag.
Education
  • Ohio State University
    Philosophy (BA), 2010 - 2013
  • Cleveland State University
    Classical & Medieval Studies (BA), 1995 - 1997
  • Cleveland State University
    Mathematics (MS), 2000 - 2002
  • Indiana University Bloomington
    Linguistics (MA), 1997 - 1999
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Mathematics, 2002 - 2004
  • Nova Southeastern University
    MIS (MS), 2001 - 2003
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This isn't obvious? As if we don't already have enough problems with due process.
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Path of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft toward its next potential target, the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) 2014 MU69, nicknamed “PT1” (for “Potential Target 1”) by the New Horizons team. NASA must approve any New Horizons extended mission to explore a KBO. Image credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Alex Parker.
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Last week, a story of an unusual nature managed to break into the regular news cycle. It was a story about math--more specifically, the discovery of a five-sided shape that can be used to cover an area without...
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You might assume that having a ridiculously...
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I've had some of these issues. People don't like to hear it, but it does effect you when you're used to things just being kinda 'easy' for you.
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European researchers modeled how a tsunami would impact the Eastern Mediterranean, by simulating earthquake conditions that would move either the sea bed or the water surface.
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Global sea levels are expected to rise at least three feet in the coming generations, displacing hundreds of millions of people, NASA said this week. And the space agency is prepared to catalog the disappearance of Earth’s coastlines in rich scientific detail.
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A federal appeals court Friday upheld the federal government's bulk collection of telephone data from millions of Americans.
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Noted and edited. Thanks.

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How does a 24-year-old die of natural causes????
Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, had been held in Virginia jail without bail for nearly four months, accused of stealing a Mountain Dew, Snickers bar and a Zebra Cake
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+Fireicer Cooper (f1r31c3r). The guy was just in need of his medication. He needed hospitalization not jail. Read the article 
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According to math educators, mathematical imagery is what students are missing, and what causes confusion. "Mathematics is a way to read the world of nature and technology around us. If a teacher can convey this, the entire world becomes an exciting textbook.”
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Four images from New Horizons' Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) were combined with color data from the Ralph instrument to create this global view of Pluto. (The lower right edge of Pluto in this view currently lacks high-resolution colour coverage.) The images, taken when the spacecraft ...
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Nature is freaky.
Weakened form of polio from childhood immunisations lived on in subject’s gut, mutating into a strain which could cause paralysis in the unvaccinated
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A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. And when profits are involved, watch out.
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