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My name is Connor Pitchford. I was born and raised here in Florida.

Living in Florida has been quite the experience, from hitting the beach to quickly kayaking away from gators (who I assumed were hungry). Of course the great outdoors is very hot here, so I’ve had a few indoor hobbies throughout the years, check them out here. Check out my favorite books, movies and other interests here.

Education is very important to me as knowledge is the power to change and improve.

I started my schooling at Eastern Florida State College where I earned my AA degree. From there, I was awarded the Presidential Transfer Scholarship to Florida Institute of Technology (you rock FIT) to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics.

At FIT I met many amazing people and made, hopefully, lifelong friends. I took courses introducing me to topics I had no idea even existed! Some were super cool… and some not so much. But it helped me grow and explore the word of mathematics and the other sciences. Check out some of those courses here.

While at FIT, I came to the conclusion that I may someday like to be a Mathematics professor at some college or university. So I added on a dual major of STEM Education. I figured it would be a great idea if someday that was a path I decided to pursue. In the meantime, knowing how the brain works and how to efficiently teach and train others is a plus.

I finished my Bachelor Degrees in Mathematical Sciences and STEM Education.

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Recently,  I started the Mathematical Sciences – Financial Mathematics Master’s Program at UCF as well as being a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Both of which are going well, you can read some of my student’s testimonies below:

  • Professor Pitchford was by far one of the best Professors I have ever had. Professor Pitchford was very understanding and made sure you understood the material. If you want to pass while understanding every concept without being stressed out then Professor Pitchford is right for you.

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  • Connor was amazing… Also they were ever lenient on when grades were due, we usually could get them extended if a majority of people asked. Also, he was great at explaining concepts and he answered his emails really quick.

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  • I liked how involved he was in with the students, especially when we were going over interests and principal in course. He was give advice about money and other economic things and offer help to anyone who needs assistance in it.

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  • Connor is an absolute dime, who was incredibly patient, caring, and capable of teaching material. He made attending class, as well as trying my hardest, something enjoyable.

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  • Excellent instructor! Dedicated to students and their success. Overall, made a challenging course enjoyable and stimulating. The inclusion of real world applications of course topics was great! As well as the bonus materials sprinkled throughout the course.

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  • I liked it that no matter how small the question, Connor would attend to it right away in a way that everyone could understand. I think Connor was a great teacher. He taught in such a way that I could understand everything. I do not see how it could be improved. He answered my emails promptly and was very conscientious.

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  • Connor handled the lectures really well, explained things clearly and always made time to answer students’ questions and make sure everything was understood.

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  • Conor actually gives detailed explanations and takes his time. Truly cares and tries to make everything simple.

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  • what an amazing job so above an beyond. Always engaged with the students and teaches very well

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  • He is the best! He does teach us more than math. He makes math easier.

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  • Mr. Pitchford made the class environment super friendly towards students and went above and beyond in regards to making sure students actually enjoyed the class. He was super friendly, amicable, and has a nice sense of humor. He would post optional-viewing videos related to math about other topics that were interesting.

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  • Connor is easy to reach out to and listens to student’s concerns.

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  • A legend, truly. I appreciate all the hard work you had to put in to the course. You did more than you needed to being just a TA. Also 10/10 at answering emails quickly

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  • Connor is a really good TA. If I found out he was any other teachers TA in my next terms I would definitely sign up. A class with Connor as a TA is the best class.

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  • Absolutely amazing teacher! I wish Connor taught more courses at UCF because he understands how students need to learn math and doesn’t ramble about math in a sense that seems difficult. He breaks all concepts down. I was afraid of precalculus in the beginning, but Connor made the course easy to navigate, understand, and learn! He helped students with all questions they had, gave advice for future math courses, and was always available during office hours to help you with one-on-one questions. Again, literally one of the best math teachers that I have ever had. He doesn’t seem to get frustrated with you when he has to explain the material again because someone doesn’t get it, he is very understanding when it comes to student difficulties, and is willing to help you in any way that he can to help you succeed in this math course. There was not one time in this class
    that I felt afraid to speak up and ask a question in class because he made it a very welcoming environment to ask questions or comment on things!

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  • He was a joy to have as a teacher’s assistant. I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher for math lectures. I feel blessed to have had him to understand the concepts within the course. The way he always managed himself and effectively taught was phenomenal.

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  • Presentations were informative. Professor was very in-tune to my and other student’s concerns and needs. He made us feel important. Assignment schedule was very accommodating while still useful to learning the concepts in the course.

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  • I really like Mr. Pitchford has always exceeding beyond my expectations for providing resources, demonstrating concern for the success of the students within the course. I also
    enjoyed the teaching style of Mr. Pitchford.

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  • Great teacher, very helpful and interactive, helps students when they ask questions and explains perfectly and clearly, very understanding and knowledgeable on the the subject
    he teachers, Very good teacher, My favorite teacher I had this semester.

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  • He always answered each question and went in depth in each lesson.

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  • He explains in an amazing way and stops for anyone who has a question. Connor will be an amazing teacher.

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  • He essentially carried the class, always being patient and willing to go over a problem as many times as it took a student to understand. He always provides extra material as well
    to help people who might be struggling.

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  • I loved his disposition and involvement, he was really good at explaining and was very present. He never made any question feel like it was a dumb one and was always willing to
    backtrack and go over things multiple times.

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