Credential, Single Subject Teaching, University of the Pacific
M.A., University of the Pacific
Zitel is joining AVS after teaching in public and charter schools in the Bay Area for over four years. Zitel loves mathematics and strives to bring joy and confidence to those she teaches. Her pedagogy is rooted in the belief that every child is capable of excellence in math. She believes that students grow through exposure to rigorous mathematical questions and practice. She also loves creating space for joy in the classroom by celebrating working hard and unique ways of approaching questions and mathematical concepts. When she is not teaching, she can be seen at a cozy cafe, knitting, listening to podcasts, reading, or talking with community members as well as at any park in the Bay Area with her dog, partner, and kids, soaking up the amazing weather and sun!