Seventh Grade Math Teacher
In addition to being the seventh grade math teacher, Anatoliy Gulimovskiy coaches Black Pine Circle School’s championship Math Team and Math Club. Mr. Gulimovskiy was a senior math teacher for ten years at the Vinnitsa State Pedagogical University, and a vice-principal for nine years at Vinnitsa High School in Ukraine. In all, Mr. Gulimovskiy has more than 50 years of experience teaching middle school and high school math in the U.S., Ukraine, and Zambia, where he was also the head of the Kambule Secondary School’s math department. He has an M.S. in mathematics with a minor in physics from the Vinnitsa State Pedagogical University, and he has also completed his requirements for a doctorate. He is assisted by his wife, Zinaida Gulimovskaya, who also holds a B.S. in mathematics. Mr. Gulimovskiy joined the Black Pine Circle School faculty in 1996. In 2008, Mr. Gulimovskiy was chosen by the Mathematical Association of America as a winner of the Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Junior High School Mathematics Teaching. He enjoys reading books, playing soccer and being a fan of the Oakland A’s and San Jose Sharks.
Why I Work with Children
I love helping each student to find their own individual way and program of learning mathematics. This year, personal and individual differentiation helped 12 students to complete not only an advanced algebra 1 course, but also an Honors-level Geometry course.
A Favorite Book
Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era by Daniel J. Levitin. It made me really understand the media information that bombards us every day, especially how to not be fooled and misled by numbers and logic which is based on misinformation in everyday life.