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Mathematics educator

Sinforosa G. Tan, American Mathematics educator. Certified secondary teacher, New York.


Tan, Sinforosa G. was born on July 7, 1943 in Lugait, The Philippines. Daughter of Eh Bon and Le Eng Tan. came to the United States, 1969.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, U. San Carlos, The Philippines, 1965; MST, Cornell Univercity, 1970; Doctor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1975.


Teacher mathematics, Iligan High School, The Philippines, 1965-1968; resident assistant, Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, New York, 1970-1973; graduate assistant, Syracuse University, 1973-1975; consultant mathematics, Mount Vernon (New York) Board Education, 1975-1976; director metric program, Bronx (New York) Community College, CUNY, 1976-1977; professor mathematics, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York, since 1977; director mathematics computer laboratory, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York, since 1989. Adjunct faculty Manhattanville College Graduate School, since 1996. Tutorial coordinator Project Succeed, 1978-1980.

Co-director Project Select, 1985-1989. Co-advisorFar Eastern Club, since 1982. Advisor Calculator & Computer Club, since 1992.

Adjunct Professor Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York, 1976-1978. Professor of chemistry Iligan Capitol College, 1965-1968. Member scholastic aptitude test committee College Board, 1990-1993, ACCUPLACER Mathematics Test Development Committee, 1994-1996.

Member mathematics and science task force Westchester Teacher Education Group, 1994-1995. Delegate Balikturo project Association Filipino Teachers American, since 1996, chairman mathematics and sci.com. Balikturo distinguished service award, 1996, 97.


  • Certified secondary teacher, New York.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books including WCC Self-Study for Re-Accreditation, 1985, WCC Periodic Review Report, 1990, others. Contributor articles to profile journals. Author: (monographs) Calculators in Education: A Survey of Calculator Technology in the Westchester/Putnam High Schools, 1995.


Volunteer Literacy Volunteers American, Mount Vernon, 1976-1977. Member choir Our Lady Perpetual Help Church, Pelham Manor, New York, since 1987, United States of America Chorus, 1995. Coordinator The Philippines Library.

Materials Project Foundation, Westchester County, since 1988. Member steering committee Westchester Alliance for Learning Technologies,1994-1995. Member National Council Teachers Mathematics American Mathematics Association Two Year Colls., New York State Mathematics Association Two-Year Colls.

(Executive Board 1981-1983, newsletter editor 1982-1983, campus representative since 1993, speaker and workshop leader), Pi Lambda Theta (secretary 1983-1985, 1st vice president 1985-1989, president 1989-1991, regional representative 1991-1996, international extension committee 1994-1995, Westchester advisory board since 1996, workshop leader and speaker, Distinguished Svc. award 1985, Region 1 Outstanding Educator award for Teaching Excellence 1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, reading, travel, singing.


Married William H.P. Kaung, July 21, 1973.

Eh Bon

Le Eng Tan

William H.P. Kaung