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Math Department


Ruth Cooper

Chair

Ruth Cooper loves math and math-related topics, enjoys the mystery and beauty inherent to the mathematical and engineering worlds, and works to share that delight with others. She believes each student learns in his or her own way and the ultimate goal is to find what it will take for each student to be successful in their studies. To that end, Ruth has taught and tutored math/math-related subjects (K-Calculus) since she was in high school, teaching math online for the past 10 years.

Ruth lives with her husband, Jason, their three boys, and the memory of a fish in Virginia Beach. She is a homeschool graduate, a Saxon "survivor," holds a Master's in Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), a partial degree in Pre-Med Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently working towards a second Master's in NILD Educational Therapy and a PhD in Education with a focus in Mathematics Instruction at Regent University.

Ruth is also an avid CrossFitter, a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, half Ironman/marathon runner, and heath/fitness nut with varied interests and accomplishments ranging from lifeguard, EMT and Uber driver to bookkeeper, test scorer, and webcomic creator (myxnor.com). Ruth is also a complete nerd, the owner of Simply Carrot (a cake/cupcake business), and loooves coffee.




Krysta Corliss

Lower Elementary Brain Bridges

Tutoring

Pinar Kidd

Brain Bridges Math

Consultant

Krysta Corliss is a Christian woman from Chesapeake, Virginia. Driven by the lifelong goal of working with children, she got her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2019. During her undergraduate and graduate studies, she worked part-time as a tutor and a teacher’s assistant. She has also completed an internship working with kids with OCD and other anxiety disorders. Krysta has experience teaching students with learning difficulties and is passionate about helping kids have a great educational experience despite their fears and struggles. When she is not working as a teacher, she is working as a preschool teacher and care provider at a licensed daycare. Whether in the classroom or with her nieces and nephews, Krysta aims to inspire, encourage, and educate the future generation. 

I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado (if I say UNC people often jump to a wrong conclusion) and a master's degree from Regent University.  I have over twenty years of experience working with special needs children in both public and private schools.  I have also taught math levels 8th grade through algebra 1.  After working nine years as a certified NILD Educational Therapist at Norfolk Christian Schools, we adopted our first child and I retired to be a full time mom.   

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work as an Educational Therapist once again.  I believe in the process and have seen again and again how it can set people free to be all they can be.




Math Offerings

  • Academy Math K
  • Academy Math 1
  • Academy Math 2
  • Academy Math 3
  • Academy Math 4
  • Academy Math 5
  • Academy Math 6
  • Academy Pre-Algebra
  • Academy Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Precal/Trigonometry
  • Private Tutoring
  • Brain Bridges Math
  • Group A
  • Group B
  • Group C
  • Group D
  • AIM Math Computation ES
  • AIM Math Computation MS
  • AIM Math Computation HS