Thomas - Mathematician - Portmore, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica

Pamela Thomas

Portmore, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica


I have over 30 years experience teaching mathematics at both the secondary and the tertiary levels in Jamaica, and at the secondary level in the United States. I currently teach prospective teachers, both primary and secondary levels, how to effectively develop a concept, thereby, teaching for conceptual understanding. I have used various models and manipulatives in my classroom to model what students need to do in their own classroom.



Work History

Lecturer of Mathematics

The Mico University College

From August 2011

Teacher of Algebra I and Algebra II

Westside High School

July 2007 - June 2008

Coordinator of the UTech Outreach Programmes

Portmore Community College

September 2001 - July 2007

(Pre-Engineering, Diploma in Engineering and Certificate in Modular Computer Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration).
* Ensure that lecturers and students receive correct course outlines.
* Provide needed supervision to ensure that both lecturers and students are satisfied.
Coordinator of Mathematics in the College.

Senior Lecturer

Portmore Community College

September 1994 - July 2007

(Mathematics, Business Statistics I and II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Human Resource Management, Principles of Business and Principles of Accounts).
Set assignments and examinations.
* Grade examinations set by the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech).
* Prepare examinations and solutions in Calculus and Statistics for the Council of
Community Colleges of Jamaica.


St. George's College

September 1981 - August 1994

(Mathematics, and Additional Mathematics).
* Taught and responded to the educational needs of the students.
* Assisted in the co-ordination of Maths competitions.

Qualifications & Certifications

Distance Education

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Distance Education

Indira Gandhi National Open University

University of the West Indies (Mona Sch. of Bus.)

Management Studies

University of the West Indies

Mathematics and General Science

Mico Teachers' College

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