Mr. Nicholas Mason

TA, GMP VI, Gifted Math Program

Hey all! I’m Nick and I’m a teaching assistant for GMP VI. I’m a Western New York native; originally from Medina, but now reside in Kenmore. Back when it was time to choose a college, UB was my first choice – and I’ve been here ever since. I first graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Mathematics and then again in 2012 with an Ed.M. in Mathematics Education. I now teach math at UB year-round, primarily as an Adjunct Instructor for the Undergraduate Learning Center during the year, and for the Educational Opportunity Program during the summer.

I am a relative newcomer to the Gifted Math Program here at UB, though I did have friends that went through the program when I was in high school. I joined the Program last spring, but I have jumped in feet first and am very much enjoying this new environment and its challenges! Additionally, this year I have been tapped to run our help sessions/tutoring on Fridays. If you’re a currently a GMP student and need some help with your GMP homework, stop on in!

Lastly, like many of us in GMP, I’m a consummate math nerd at heart, and I absolutely love terrible math jokes. The best one I’ve heard so far: What is the complex contour integral of Western Europe? If you’re unsure, no worries - the answer is zero. Why? Well, because all of the Poles are in Eastern Europe!

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