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David Whittlesey

Professor of Mathematics

I have taught mathematics at Valencia for the past 18 years. Prior to that, I was a professional tutor of math for over 5 years. I graduated from the United States Naval Academy, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics; also, I graduated from Troy State University, with a Master of Public Administration Degree.

My philosophy of teaching mathematics has changed over the years. I now believe that it is important that a math professor be able to:
1) explain simple things simply
2) turn students on to their own abilities
3) exercise patience and understanding
4) emphasize the importance of vocabulary, patterns, and practice

Phone: (407) 582-2076


Office: East Campus

Location: Building 2, Room 106 (2-106)

FALL 2017
MON: 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM & 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM & 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
TUE: 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
WED: 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM & 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM & 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
THU: 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
FRI: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Virtual Hours)

My Favorite Quotes: "Teach the students you have, not the ones you wish you had." "Familiarity is often mistaken for mastery, until tested."