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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.
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