|Subject / Grade||Algebra 1, Algebra 2A, Algebra 2B & Geometry/Grades 9-12|
|"There will be no free rides, no excuses. You already have two strikes against you and because of these two strikes, there are some people in this world who will assume that you know less than you do. Math is the great equalizer... When you go for a job, the person giving you that job will not want to hear your problems; ergo, neither do I. You're going to work harder here than you've ever worked anywhere else. And the only thing I ask from you is ganas. Desire."|
|-- Jaime Escalante|
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Welcome to the new school year, I am looking forward to learning more about you and having you in my class!
My Education and Professional Background
I received my B.S. in Biochemistry & Chemistry from the City University of New York in 2008 and completed graduate work in Biochemistry at The City College of New York and in Physics at Arizona State University. I completed my teaching certification at Rio Salado College, and am currently working on my Master's in Educational Leadership at Arizona State University.
My Educational Philosophy
Teaching young minds is a task that cannot be taken lightly. It is full of challenges, frustrations, and responsibilities. However, it is a task that is also full of excitement, wonder, and joy. I strongly believe that all children are capable of learning, if they have the proper motivation and direction from their teachers. I also want to create a classroom that is a safe learning environment for all. If students do not feel safe in my classroom, whether it is emotionally, physically, or socially, their defense systems will go up and learning will greatly decrease, if not shut down all together. It is important to me that my students, as well as their parents, other teachers, administrators, and people in the community, see me as someone they can approach, who will be fair and nondiscriminatory.
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