Tamar Avineri

Tamar Avineri grew up just outside of Los Angeles, completing her bachelor's degree in applied mathematics at the University of California at San Diego and her master's in mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles. Tamar moved to North Carolina in 2004 and began teaching at NCSSM that same year. She has taught a variety of courses, including Precalculus and Modeling, Finite Mathematics, Calculus AB and BC, Modeling with Differential Equations, Graph Theory and Introduction to Proof, Combinatorics and Game Theory, Number Theory, Topics in Theoretical Mathematics and Multivariable Calculus. Tamar received National Board Certification in 2008 and completed her Ph.D. in mathematics education at North Carolina State University in 2016, focusing her research on professional development for mathematics teachers. She also became part of the 100kin10 Teacher Forum in 2019. Tamar is most passionate about teaching, working with students inside and outside of the classroom, learning from and collaborating with colleagues and other educators, and thinking hard about mathematics. She has co-developed and taught courses in Finite Mathematics and Multivariable Calculus for the Online Program and has taught students across North Carolina for a number of years through videoconference. Tamar has served as a member and officer of the Faculty Senate and on the school re-accreditation and Math Department curriculum review writing teams, and is currently a co-chair of the UNC Math Pathways Task Force. She also serves as co-Lead Advisor in the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS), providing academic advising and support for both the residential and online programs.

What is something you enjoy about teaching at NCSSM?

"I feel incredibly lucky to work with the students we're so privileged to teach. I am also so grateful for the incredible colleagues I get to collaborate with, grow with, and learn from."

Dr. Avineri's Math Fun Fact

"It's hard to choose just one! I find it exciting that a classic, theoretical branch of mathematics like number theory is part of the foundation for the modern field of cryptography."