Julie Kotoff

Joined January 29, 2021
julie@maddogmath.com
(562) 533-5772
About the Teacher
Julie Kotoff has been an educator since 1975. She has been a classroom teacher, an administrator, and is now teaching groups of students Mad Dog Math while running her small business called by the same name. She has added to that, Director of ILA Meridian. Life is never dull!

As an administrator, her chief tasks were mentoring new teachers and coordinating curriculum from kindergarten through sixth grade. As a mentor teacher, she had the opportunity to experience each grade level. Of them all, her love is third grade.

As a third grade teacher, she developed and perfected Mad Dog Math. She knew the importance of her students memorizing their multiplication and division facts. If not, she knew they would limp through math at best from then on. She has succeeded in developing an exciting, motivating, and challenging program to help students commit their facts to memory for future success in math.

As an administrator, she went on to develop addition and subtraction Mad Dog Math for 1st and 2nd graders using the same successful principles. Many kindergarten teachers wanted to use it in their classrooms as well, thus, Puppy Dog Math was born!

She has taught in public and private schools and has worked with all ages of children. She volunteered to teach ESL to adults, and loved that as well. She has been happily married to her husband Dan since 1982 and lives with two rescue pit bulls, Addy and Bonnie.

Her Mad Dog Math program is named after her beloved Ruff, a one-of-a-kind Golden Retriever, whom she lost to cancer in 2004. Although he was not a “mad dog”, his name and image will live on through the Mad Dog Math program

Fall 2022 Classes

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Mad Dog Math 1st
Elective · Math
1st Tuesday

8:30 am - 9:25 am

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Mad Dog Math 3rd-6th
Elective · Math
3rd - 6th Tuesday

8:30 am - 9:25 am

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Mad Dog Math 1st
Elective · Math
1st Tuesday

9:30 am - 10:25 am

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Mad Dog Math 1st
Elective · Math
1st Tuesday

10:30 am - 11:25 am

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Mad Dog Math 1st
Elective · Math
1st Tuesday

12:30 pm - 1:25 pm

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Mad Dog Math 2nd
Elective · Math
2nd Tuesday

10:30 am - 11:25 am

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Mad Dog Math 2nd
Elective · Math
2nd Tuesday

12:30 pm - 1:25 pm

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Mad Dog Math 3rd-6th
Elective · Math
3rd - 6th Tuesday

9:30 am - 10:25 am

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Mad Dog Math 3rd-6th
Elective · Math
3rd - 6th Tuesday

10:30 am - 11:25 am

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Mad Dog Math 3rd-6th
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3rd - 6th Tuesday

12:30 pm - 1:25 pm

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