Cristina Calacan

Teacher of Mathematics
Form Tutor 8 Omega

Since childhood, I have enjoyed participating in school competitions where I obtained numerous awards. However, my passion for Mathematics truly developed during high school. I graduated from the “Ecaterina Teodoroiu” National College in Târgu Jiu. I then continued my studies at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mathematics – Computer Science.

I managed to improve my academic performance by also completing a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics in Insurance, Finance, Statistics, and Biostatistics. In addition to these achievements, the practical experience I gained at the “I.L. Caragiale” National College helped me complete the Level II Psycho Pedagogical Module within the Department of Professional Training for Teachers.

In 2014, I obtained my teaching certification, subsequently becoming profesor titular. Being passionate about technology, I wanted to develop into this field as well, and in 2022, I completed professional retraining courses in Computer Science at the Faculty of Sciences, Physical Education, and Computer Science, University of Pitești. The CRED course and mentoring course helped me learn various strategies to work differentially and conceptually construct a mathematics lesson.

Currently, I am in the process of preparing for the attainment of Gradul didactic II, which allows me to progress professionally. 

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, playing rummy and chess, and reading. I also collect books written by Agatha Christie.

As time allows, I enjoy sharing what I have learned and supporting various training sessions for colleagues who aim to achieve their Definitivat.

I have been a part of the Avenor teachers’ team since 2013, and since 2020, I have also taken on the role of a Form Tutor. Each teaching hour brings new challenges and questions. I strive to adapt to the needs of each student, which is why I enjoy spending time searching for new methods to inspire their desire to learn.

To help my students surpass themselves, I prepare comprehensive materials that are easily understandable for them. Additionally, individual preparation hours, study hours, and thousands of exercises completed throughout the year have led to excellent results in the competitions in which the students have participated.

I can say that, in each year spent in this school, I have learned so many things, both from the students and my colleagues. I enjoyed experimenting with various roles and working with children of different ages. I finger-painted, listened to stories about the students’ works, climbed trees, skipped rope, played volleyball, and many other activities that I never thought I would have the opportunity to do with my students.