I provide academic support to the following classes:
Algebra I - Freshman level math course which is a building block for future math classes. Course introduces one and two step equations, problem solving, as well as working with two variables. We utilize graphs and calculators in our problem solving.
Biology I - Freshman level science course. The study of life processes such as mitosis, meiosis, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, viruses and bacteria, the interdependence of organisms, as well as the parts of the cell.
Chemistry I - Sophomore level science course. The study of matter and how different atoms interact with one another. We introduce the periodic table, metals, non-metals, metalloids, atomic structure, chemical bonding as well as identifying unknown matter. We cover balancing equations, the law of conservation of mass and energy, as well as scientists who made important contributions to the field.
Algebra II - Sophomore, Junior and Senior level math course. We review all parent functions, introduce trigonometric functions, as well as utilize various strategies to solve two-variable multi-step equations. There is extensive use of graphs and calculators. We also review TAKS Math Exit level practice problems during our warm-ups.
These are the study skills that I teach my students to use in order to be successful:
1) Read the textbook over the material before you come to class
2) Write down notes over anything you do not understand
3) Ask questions during class; takes notes over anything you do not already know and over any new material
4) Review class notes
5) Complete all homework assignments in a timely manner
6) Review all homework assignments, class notes, quizzes, your interactive notebook and the textbook before tests
7) Do test corrections
8) Re-test for any grade below an 80
9) Create flashcards for any new vocabulary words or formulas for your classes
10) Attend school everyday
11) Write personal goals for your classes
12) Periodically re-visit your goals.
13) Increase effort, attend tutoring or watch on-line supplementary videos if your grade is not where it needs to be