Texas Tech University

Felipe Palma

Lecturer- Developmental Mathematics


“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”


Felipe Palma

I am a Lecturer in Developmental Mathematics for College Readiness – TSI. I am committed to helping students understand and enjoy math. I enjoy when I am able to get students to gain a more positive perspective on mathematics.

I received my B.A. in Mathematics from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas and my M.S. in Mathematics from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Before joining TSI, I was a Mathematics Professor at the community college level and was tutoring mathematics online for several companies.

In my free time, I love to play games, watch movies, solve puzzles and spend time with friends and family.

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Best advice I've ever receive

Choosing a job should not only be based on happiness, but also talent and hard work. “Pick a job that will make you happy, but also something that you're good at.” This is something you're going to be doing for the rest of your life, but you won't be happy at your job if you're not willing to put in the effort. Being talented will help you be happy without having to stress about the work.

My advice for students

The biggest life lesson I've learned (so far) is that if you want something you have to take action. No one is going to give you anything in life for no reason.

My secret talent

I can cook delicious healthy meals.

What I was involved in as an undergrad

As an undergrad, I worked for the math department. I was also the president of the math club. We would help professors with grading, tutored peers in math, tutored young students in test prep, held very fun math related events and competed in university-sponsored events against other clubs.