Meet Barry Hoffman

My name is Barry Hoffman, and I am a math educator in my 19th year of teaching 6th grade mathematics at Weber Middle School (Red House) in Port Washington, New York. I am the creator and developer of  Hoffkids.com, which is popular among students age 10 to 12, teachers, and families on Long Island and across the United States. In 2019, I was once again awarded the distinction of “Highly Effective” educator by both the NYS Department of Education, and the outstanding Port Washington School District.

I was born on July 9, 1971 in NY. I attended Baldwin High School, went to the University of Rhode Island majoring in business, and then graduated Hofstra University in 1999 with a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. I have 60 credits beyond this degree. I have a middle school advanced certificate for grades 7-9 which has prepared me for the rigors set forth for 6th graders in New York State. I am also a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

In 1998, I student taught at Denton Avenue School in Herricks, then became a 6th grade math/science leave replacement teacher at Locust Valley Middle School, and was a 6th grade teacher assistant at Clarke Middle School in East Meadow. It is here I found my passion for middle school math education. I was a lead presenter from 1999-2002 at Family Math Day, where I created an original Math Magic presentation for 5th graders.

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