Tamar Avineri

Chair of Mathematics (Durham)


Joined NCSSM in August 2004

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 REX Math, Combinatorics and Game Theory, Number Theory, Topics in Theoretical Mathematics, Research in 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.

BA, Applied Mathematics, University of California at San Diego

MA, Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles

PhD, Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University