HELLO

Hi, I am Sai Satish Gattupalli and I am a Research Assistant in the College of Education at UMass Amherst. I am in the second year of my doctoral studies in Learning Technologies field. My research focuses on intelligent tutoring systems, math learning dis/ability, learning management systems, remote learning and interactive classroom engagement tools.

Sai Satish Gattupalli

RESEARCH

Why is math important?

Math is a life-skill. It is applied overwhelmingly in several domains and disciplines. Math helps us quantify and organize our daily habits, while also helping us better understand complex problems we face as humans.

What is the current state of math education?

With the COVID-19 pandemic further propelling remote learning and hybrid models as our primary medium of classroom content delivery, K12 (and higher ed) math education is being delivered in ways more fragmented than ever before. This tends to create an even wider gap between learning gains vs student interest in math education. Meaning, the core essence of math is being delivered unevenly and inequitably than ever before.

WHAT AM I DOING ABOUT IT?

My research focuses on various intersections where Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) are used to address math learning issues in adult learners (and K12 learners). ITS are advanced programs that instantly adapt to learner's math solving behavior and math performance, provide "scaffolding" and encouragement, and help deliver positive learning outcomes.

I work on these advanced measurements, and quantify math learning ability and achievement among adult learners. I make improvements that yield new positive outcomes, develop core math content, find new patterns, educate teachers and the community.

Additionally, my fields of expertise include behavioral inquiry into web-mediated learning and communication, learning management systems, remote learning, web design and accessibility, and computational thinking.

Under guidance from my advisors -

Torrey Trust, Ph.D.

Ivon Arroyo, Ed.D.

Elizabeth McEneaney, Ph.D.

NOTES & TWEETS

Sai speaking at JustAStart

Teacher Scholarship Winner
MassCUE Fall Conference, MA State
October 2019


Sai speaking at JustAStart

Special Guest Speaker, IT Cohort
Just-A-Start, Cambridge
w/ Leora Viega Rifkin
October 2019


Sai with Dr. Trust

SPARK Summit by ISTE
Philadelphia
w/ Torrey Trust, Ph.D.
June 2019


Sai at the UN

Education For All - Global Initiatives
The United Nations, NYC
April 2019


Sai speaking at JustAStart

Special Guest Speaker, IT Cohort
Just-A-Start, Cambridge
w/ Leora Viega Rifkin
February 2019


Sai at the NYSE

Presentation on Enterprise AI and Predictive Services
Blackberry® at the NYSE
October 2018


Sai speaking at JustAStart

Special Guest Speaker, IT Cohort
Just-A-Start, Cambridge
w/ Leora Viega Rifkin
March 2018


Sai with Daymond John

Guide to Becoming An Entrepreneur
Daymond "The Shark" John
Merrimack College's President Speaker Series
April 2017