Thank you so much for sharing this. Isn’t amazing how common some of your experiences are when you learn more about other people’s stories? Regarding being a math coach, you totally do NOT need calculus to be a math coach. In the 7 years that I’ve been a secondary math coach, I have done nothing with Calculus. Even though I was a math major at UCLA, I am so rusty at Calculus that I would be useless with it.
Another possibility is being an elementary math coach or a middle school math coach. Either way, don’t eliminate that possibility. FWIW, if you took Calculus, I hope you realize that it probably wouldn’t make you any more prepared to be a math coach than if you took an upper division math course.

I enjoyed reading this and I’m glad you shared your identity with everyone.

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