After graduating from Haverford College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Stephen Sacchetti’s passion for learning, understanding, and explaining the wonders of the field blossomed into a teaching and private tutoring career. Over the past ten years, Stephen has taught at three independent schools (Loomis Chaffee, Hopkins, and Blair Academy) covering courses in Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, AP Calculus, and Applied Mathematics. His summers have been spent designing and delivering math content beyond the traditional classroom in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Calculus. Additionally, Stephen has experience helping students prepare for standardized tests including AP Calculus, SATs, and SAT subject tests for Math I and II. Whether during the school year or the summer, Stephen’s philosophy as a Math Specialist centers on understanding the why behind each mathematical idea.
In 2015, Stephen Sacchetti graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education with a Master’s in Education. The study of teaching and learning propelled his career into the realm of teacher education, where Stephen coached instructors in lesson planning, assessments, and research-based classroom strategies. This work broadened Stephen’s understanding of classroom teaching through observations in English, history, science, and French classrooms where he discovered which approaches transcended the math classroom and applied to all areas of learning. Since then, Stephen has been developing specific language and classroom techniques to help students see that critical reading, effective communication, and argument formation are common threads across all learning experiences.
Most recently, Stephen Sacchetti moved to Blairstown, NJ where he continues to work with teachers to hone their craft. While living in NJ, Stephen is available for Zoom tutoring, so geography is not an obstacle. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys playing badminton and board games and writing and solving puzzles with his wife (who also happens to be a math teacher).