EP002: The Importance of Mental Math

Need to carry out some quick arithmetic to figure out how much money you owe your buddy? Pull out your phone and type away. It’s that simple. So why the heck do kids need to memorize the multiplication table? Because it is still crucial to a successful math career and a promising life thereafter. Don’t believe me? Tune in to hear precisely why mental math is still tremendously important and absolutely foundational.

EP001: Meet Huzefa, the founder of Scalar Learning

Huzefa is the founder of Scalar Learning. He is an education specialist, an online curriculum developer, a teacher, and a private tutor.

After high school, he attended the University of Michigan where he majored in computer science and economics. He then worked as a software developer for nearly three years before attending law school at Northwestern University. Because of his software expertise, he went on to become a patent litigator at two of the most prestigious intellectual property law practices in the country.

During his legal career, he worked with a number of fortune 500 companies who needed help protecting their patents. After practicing law for four years, he finally realized that he had to make a change. Patent law wasn't his end all be all. So what was he to do? "If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose." It was that very sentiment led him back to math education as a full time career.

In this inaugural episode, Huzefa shares his story of personal growth and development, and explains precisely why he left a career in patent law to pursue a labor of love in the field of education.