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Mihaela Ancuța
Mihaela Ancuța

Mathematics Teacher
Mathematics Curriculum Leader
Cambridge Examinations Officer
 
I am a happy person. I am pleased and satisfied with what life has given me so far. I love challenges and I never hesitate to cope. Others say that I am extremely diligent, responsible and I pay attention to details.
I discovered my passion for mathematics in my childhood, having the chance to meet wonderful teachers from whom I learned a lot. I graduated from Mihai Eminescu National College in Bucharest in 2003 and I fulfilled my dream of becoming a student at the University of Mathematics and Informatics from Bucharest. I graduated in 2007, I obtained a Master’s degree and I began my career in education.
My professional training started at The International School of Bucharest, where I worked with dedication for five years. I attended professional development courses, studied and experienced British education in an international environment and I soon became fascinated by it. At ISB I was ICT and Maths teacher, form tutor, Exams Officer and Assessment Coordinator.
The experiences lead me to Avenor College in 2014, because, as I said at the beginning, I love challenges and I do not hesitate to face them. This year I will be teaching IGCSE and A Level Mathematics for Avenor High School classes and Cambridge Secondary 1 Mathematics Curriculum for Grade 8, preparing the students for Cambridge IGCSE, A Level and Checkpoint Examinations. As a Maths Curriculum Leader, in collaboration with all the Maths teachers, we will engage to reach a common goal: students' mathematical success. As an Exams Officer, I will oversee and administer the whole Cambridge exams process.
I am enthusiastic about interacting with students and I take great pleasure in watching them grow in understanding under my mentorship, but my primary goal is to create a positive environment for students, to bring the sense of joy and satisfaction in the everyday lesson and make Mathematics meaningful, rewarding and successful for my students.
I design lessons that minimize teacher talk and maximize student thinking, so the students do the work and I help them make personal connections to their lives to address the question “Why do I need this?”
Maths lessons include a variety of activities like individual exploration, project work, small-group work, whole-class discussions, peer instructions and a range of classic brain teasers and challenging problems so we will not only study for IGCSE, A Level and Checkpoint Mathematics Examinations, but we will test our logic and have fun.