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Ellie Smedley (Tober)


Faculty – Mathematics



  • Masters of Urban Education, Union University, Jackson, TN

  • BS in University Studies Math for Teaching with minors in Applied STEM Education and Leadership, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

  • Certified 7th - 12th Math Teacher in Texas



  • Math Curriculum Writer, Moby Max - since 2017

  • 7th Grade Math Teacher, the Soulsvile Charter School, Memphis, TN

  • Math Tutor, self-employed (including pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and College Algebra)

  • KidsPointe Teacher, High Pointe Baptist Church

  • ESL Tutor 

She is very personal with her students. She makes sure that everybody understands the material before moving on. She cares for us and shows it. She makes the learning more fun by telling us jokes and doing class activities to get us more involved with the lessons.

I liked her positive attitude, and if you didn't know how to do something she would take the extra time to help you out, she's patient with everyone's different learning speeds.

I like how excited she is for math and how God-driven she and the class is. She made sure that if you didn't understand something that you could come to her for help and that she was flexible and just wanted to help you understand. She genuinely cares about her students and doesn't just try to quickly shuffle through lessons, but makes sure everyone is following along.

She made it a fun, funny, and happy environment for us to learn math in.

I feel more confident in doing certain problems than I did the years before. I also learned new mathematical skills and I feel ready to move on.

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