Kailyn is an MSc student studying the History of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University, under the supervision of Dr. Tom Archibald and Dr. Glen Van Brummelen. Kailyn completed her undergraduate studies at Quest University Canada, where she studied mathematics and mathematics education with a particular interest in facilitating exploratory and curiosity-based learning experiences. For her senior thesis project, she conducted independent, original research pertaining to the development of the tangent function in Europe, which will be published in the TAMAS volume in 2020.
When she is not lost in her new favourite Excel sheet, Kailyn loves to social dance (Salsa, Bachata, Lindy-hop and West Coast Swing are a few favourites…), read, and travel.
For more information on Kailyn’s educational and vocational experience, please see her complete resume.
Kailyn has been tutoring mathematics since 2011. In that time, she has worked with clients ranging from elementary school students to those studying upper-level mathematics and mathematics education at the university level. Kailyn is thrilled to be able to offer her students with individualized academic support either in person or at a distance. For further information, or to request tutoring, please see her tutoring website.
Kailyn’s senior thesis research explores the development of the tangent function (from trigonometry) in Europe in the 1400s and 1500s. Specifically, she determined the method by which the tangent tables published within that time period must have been computed, as well as the sine and cosine tables underlying those tables. She has presented her research at three conferences, spanning two continents. Her results will be published in the TAMAS Volume in 2020.
To read more about her results and watch her senior thesis presentation, see her research page.