David Whittlesey

Professor of Mathematics

I have taught mathematics at Valencia for the past 21 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


East Campus
Building 2, Room 106 (2-106)
(407) 582-2076



Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Tuesdays 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Thursdays 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Fridays 9:00AM to 10:00AM

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