Briana, The Virtual Math Coach
Straight out of college (with an Economics degree), Briana joined Teach for America where she returned to her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina to teach public high school mathematics. Three years into teaching, she was named, by then superintendent, as one of the top ten teachers in the entire district based on student growth and achievement--becoming the youngest teacher ever to earn that honor. By the time Briana left Charlotte - Mecklenburg Schools, she had moved from math teacher to serving as an instructional coach and department chair at the district's only STEM magnet high school. Additionally, as an identified leader and talent to watch within her school district, Briana became a member of the inaugural class of Aspiring Leaders, completing an assignment in the central office reporting to an area superintendent and served as a principal intern at an elementary school.
For years, Briana was able to find balance as an educator and arts professional - reserving nights, weekends, and summers to acting both on stage and screen. However, after years of balancing, she desperately wanted to try her hand at Big Apple living and performing. This led her to Explore Schools in Brooklyn, NY, where she served as the math specialist for the K - 8 public charter network. In this role, Briana worked directly with teachers and leaders to improve the learning of mathematics across four schools. However, after three years with Explore, Briana was itching again to stretch herself artistically; therefore, she left the network to pursue her Master of Fine Arts in Classical Acting at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Since taking the leap to DC and graduating with her MFA, Briana's acting career has blossomed - most recently landing her Off Broadway playing the Virgin Mary in the world premiere of Made by God - a life changing opportunity. However, despite all the twists and turns in her professional acting career, Briana never lost her desire or passion for teaching math. She has been tutoring math privately for over ten years with clients scattered across the country. And less than two years ago, she formally returned to the classroom, completing a long term maternity leave teaching assignment at the prestigious Baltimore private institution, Gilman School, where she taught 7th and 8th grade honors math. Currently she resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband balancing all of her artistic pursuits and managing appointments with her private clientele - many of whom have been on her roster for years.
2022 - 2023
Virtual Math Coaching
The individualized, one-on-one coaching sessions are designed to meet individual student goals. Whether your child needs concepts broken down, to fill gaps, help with navigating virtual learning, homework help, or assessment prep, Briana can help. She will pinpoint your child's learning needs and meet them where they are in order to take them where they need to be.
Briana prides herself on working closely with your child's formal educational team, inclusive of the classroom teacher and other applicable staff to support classroom instruction. She also works with you to create a learning plan to best meet the individual needs of your child and will regularly communicate progress toward mastery of skills. She is truly a partner and ally in your child's educational experience believing that those who have the most success navigating the educational system have a village rooting for and working towards the common goal.
Briana is currently only accepting clients enrolled in:
6th - 8th grade math, Algebra I or II and Geometry
What Her Students Say
ANDREAS, 8th grader
I will remember her bubbly and kind personality, as well as all the helpful songs that assisted me in memorizing the formulas.
JAIME, 8th grader
Mrs. Reeves is and will always be a great teacher. She taught the material necessary to be learned without letting it get boring. Additionally, she is willing to give constructive feedback while also recognizing talent and giving credit where credit is due.
NEEL, 7th grader
Thank you Mrs. Reeves for being an incredible teacher. I enjoyed how you brought a fun aspect to math and tried to make it entertaining. I think you did a great job.
"Just like I live for the stage lights, I live for the glimmers of light that shine in the eyes of a student when they finally understand math. Everyone is capable of learning math. It's just up to us to figure out how to make it accessible and fun."
-Briana Gibson Reeves