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Hometown:
long beach
Class Information:
Room Number: 218
Students per Class: 55
Class Description:
My 7th and 8th grade minority, low-income, C average students have not had college-going tradition in their families. In order to prepare my students for college they are placed in advanced classes and I provide the academic support needed in order to prepare them for college eligibility and success as part of our AVID (Advancement Via individual Determination) program.
Needs:
My students are in need of technology that will challenge and encourage them to succeed and compete with students who have had more opportunities to develop a college bound mentality.
My Philosophy:
Motivate and guide students to higher learning.
Personal Information:
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach because I am addicted to that "AHA" moment. The moment when one of my students "gets it" - an improved mark on a math test, turns in all homework assignments on time, or is excited about going to college and realizes that he/she can participate in rigorous course work to obtain their education.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 100 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 2 %
     Hispanic: 25 %
     African American: 70 %
     Asian: 3 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 85 %
ESL Enrollment:: 20 %
Average number of students in class:: 25 students
Number of students I teach:: 55 students