My name is Brian Veitch. I'm a math instructor at Northern Illinois University, director of the calculus tutoring center, and a web programmer.
I've been teaching math at NIU since 2007. I started with teaching algebra classes and a core compentency course. Recently I've been spending more time with calculus I and II. Since I became director the calculus tutoring center, I teach mostly calculus courses now.
I'm a runner. I finished two half marathons this summer with a 5k around November. If I'm not teaching or running, I'm spending time with my wife and two dogs.
I'm a huge fan of technology. I believe it's an extremely useful tool when it comes to communicating and teaching. When I started teaching, I began learning HTML/CSS and PHP. I made websites for all the courses I taught. I also made interactive applets using geogebra - an excellent tool to illustrate calculus concepts.
Check out my web programming to see my recent projects. With my recent work on Quccu.com, I use pretty much use everything I've ever learned with
- PHP from scratch.
- Using mysql databases
- Ajax (so I can update pages without refreshing)
- Jquery (for frontend interactive stuff)
- Created Login and Registrations for a website community
- A system similar to Facebook friend requests
- And much much more...