Anthony Dao

fairmath™ Contributor and Editor

August 2010- Present: Ouzinkie School, Kodiak Island Borough School District, Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska. Teaching math to Native Alaskan students in small village of Ouzinkie; Also teaches math to two other villages (Old Harbor and Port Lions) via Video Teleconference. Subjects: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus. Also teaching Middle School Science, High School Anatomy and Physiology. Sept 2001 - June 2010: Renaissance High School for the Arts, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, California Taught mathematics to students in a small performing arts high school. Subject taught: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus, AP Calculus. Previous experience: Served as executive recruiter to Investment firms. Recruited Portfolio Managers, Investment Analysts, Fund Managers. Education/Credentials: California State University Northridge: Bachelor of Arts Cailfornia State University, Dominguez Hills: Master of Arts California Single Subject Teaching Credential: Mathematics Alaska Single Subject Teaching Credential: Mathematics National Board Certified Teacher: Mathematics: Young Adults, Adolescence

John Michael Ottina

fairmath™ Contributor and Editor

Master of Arts: Mathematics: Teaching Mathematics: High School Option at California State University at Dominguez Hills. I reieived a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences at the Unversity of California at Irvine. My undergraduate studies emphasized systems of belief within the social cultural anthropological discipline. Such interdisciplianry interests include cognitive science, artificial interligence, neuroscience, psycho- biology, physics, mathematics, and lingusitics. I have been teaching in the public school system in secondary mathematics for more than seventeen years. Previous years were served in many sectors of the business community.

John Schneiderman

fairmath™ Editor

Critically acclaimed virtuoso of plucked instruments since age nine, John Schneiderman specializes in the performance practice and repertoire of eighteenth-century lutes and nineteenth-century guitars. Based in California, Mr. Schneiderman is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician collaborating on recordings and performances throughout North America.

Beginning his performance career as a banjo, guitar, bass and fiddle player, the young Schneiderman was a familiar face on the stages of bluegrass and folk festivals throughout California. He continues his interest in early American music performing traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes in a clawhammer style on the five-string banjo.

Mr. Schneiderman studied with British guitar pedagogue and author Frederick Noad, and continued his studies at the Schola Cantorum in Basel,Switzerland, with the great modern pioneer of the baroque lute, Eugen Dombois. Mr. Dombois’ precise and detailed approach to the repertoire continues notably to influence Schneiderman’s interpretations today.

He is a member of the chamber ensembles Galanterie, and The Czar’s Guitars, and has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Seattle Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Chanticleer, Musica Pacifica and the American Bach Soloists. His extensive discography, much of it rarely or never before recorded lute and guitar music, includes CDs on the Titanic, AudioQuest, Centaur, VGo, Profil:Edition Günter Hänssler and Dorian Sono Luminus labels. Mr. Schneiderman is currently on the faculties of the University of California, Irvine and Irvine Valley College, and has been on the faculties of Orange Coast College, California State University, Long Beach and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Andrew Shalat

fairmath™ Contributor

Andrew Shalat is the author of Mac Design Out of the Box (Peachpit), and CNET’s Do It Yourself Mac Projects (McGraw-Hill), and How To Do Everything with Online Video (McGraw-Hill). He has been working as a a teacher, graphic and commercial designer and writer for over twenty years.

Mr. Shalat has been a teacher in design and art director for several magazines (Digital Imaging, MicroPublishing News, more) and book publishers. Mr. Shalat holds a Master’s degree in Literature from Brandeis University, and a B.A. in English from SUNY Stonybrook. He lectureds and has given instructional seminars on diverse subjects as Digital Imaging, Shakespeare, Rhetoric, Business Writing, Advanced Web Design, Architectural criticism, and doing your homework in a timely fashion (the last of these was a very focused audience consisting of his formerly teenaged boys). Mr. Shalat lives in Los Angeles.

Doug Wilson

fairmath™ Contributor

Bachelors of Science in Information and Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine. Open Source contributor (Perl/CPAN). Worked in Software Development for over 20 years. I Studied Music Theory at Gavilan College. I have been known to play Für Elise on the banjo.   top