Tyler has her Master’s Degree in Urban Education, specializing in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, with a double minor in Mathematics and Education from Bryn Mawr College. She has taught 6th and 7thgrade mathematics, 8th grade Honors Algebra, and 10th grade geometry for over two years in Philadelphia. Before teaching, Tyler tutored students between the ages of 8 and 17 for six years in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles, in mathematics and writing. Tyler loves learning about students’ extracurricular passions and infusing those passions within a mathematical context. She often uses manipulatives and technology to illustrate math concepts and loves to encourage students to stick with the struggle. She believes in the saying by Fredrick Douglas, “Without struggle, there is no progress. She plans to pursue a career as a special education advocate/lawyer in the future.