Makonnen Zerfu Teacher Mathematics, (323) 340-3500 "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." by Einstein. Educational Philosophy: My simple philosophy has been- teaching for comprehension. Students have to be able to understand the reasons behind the mathematical formulae. Proficiency/skills in math is also an important aspect of learning mathematics. What I value most about ERHS: I value my students in ERHS, they are hardworking, respectful, ambitious, and caring. About Me: Graduated from University of Zagreb, former Yugoslavia. Bachelor in Accounting. Additional Bachelor degree in mathematics. California teaching credential in Math. Masters in educational counseling (National University). Teaching Math at eagle Rock for 19 years.