As a full-time math teacher at AOA, Alissa Guest assists students in working through lessons and questions they have regarding their math curriculum, helping them see that math is more than a classroom subject, but also a tool we use each day.
“I love student interaction, so my favorite part of my job is helping students work through problems during my online office hour,” Guest said. “I love when I get done explaining a concept and a student tells me how it now makes sense and how much easier the problem now seems.”
Mrs. Guest grew up in small town just outside Philadelphia and graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education and Bible from Clarks Summit University in Pennsylvania. In December 2017, she graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a master’s degree in education specializing in English as a second language.
“Prior to AOA, I worked as a math teacher for seven years, and early on in my career I encountered students who did not speak English,” Guest said. “This inspired my choice in master’s degree because I wanted to be able to present math in a way that every student could understand. I believe I have a biblical view of math and can present it to every type of learner.”
Mrs. Guest currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, a black lab, and their son, Harrison. Self-described as organized, dedicated, and protective, she loves to eat Mexican food, swim, fish, hike, cook, and do any type of DIY project.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).