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Math Motivators Tutor Spotlight: Actuary Joe Finch An important goal of The Actuarial Foundation's Math Motivators tutoring program is to further the actuarial profession, and volunteer tutor Joe Finch, ASA, saw the value in this goal right away. Finch first heard about Math Motivators from a colleague at MassMutual, where he works as an actuarial [...]
Why Math Motivators Works: Students See Growth in Grades, Math Abilities When it comes to the benefits of tutoring, the proof is in the numbers. Research suggests that daily, individualized tutorial programs can help underserved high school students who are failing or falling behind in math reengage with classroom instruction, perform better and continue on [...]
The Man Behind Math Motivators: Meet Barry Jacobson, TAF Trustee and Volunteer After Barry Jacobson retired from the insurance business, he taught high school math for several years in a wealthy suburban district and served on the Board of a Hartford school. During his work with the schools, Jacobson, now a trustee on the Board of [...]
Winners in the Modeling the Future Challenge were awarded $55,000 in scholarships The Actuarial Foundation is proud to announce the winners in the inaugural Modeling the Future Challenge, a national scholarship competition aimed at introducing the actuarial profession to high school students. Clinching first place and receiving a $25,000 scholarship were Sam Ferguson, Abhijit Gupta [...]
The inaugural Modeling the Future Challenge Symposium opened on Sunday night with a full program. The Foundation’s executive director, Jason Leppin, welcomed the finalists, their coaches, parents, and sponsors to the event. “We hope that participating in the Modeling the Future Challenge has provided an incentive for these students to continue to develop their mathematical [...]
Modeling the Future Challenge Symposium The inaugural Modeling the Future Challenge Symposium will take place at the Museum of the City of New York on February 25 and 26, 2018. At the Symposium, high school students will present their models on how new technologies may change the future. The new technology that students are focusing [...]
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