Meet our team!
From top left: Ms. Cartman (Dalesha), Ms. Houston (Liz), Mr. Geaman (Fil), Ms. O'Donnell (Eileen), Ms. Hottel (Kay), Ms. Bryant (Haley), Mr. Chestleigh (Bernard), Mr. Roberts (Surain), Ms. McKennie (Taryn), and Ms. Petrassi (Alana).
...and we don't mean to brag, but our kids are particularly awesome.
When we're not cheesin' for the camera, hourly schooling on Algebra 1 and the ways of the world takes place during individual sessions where tutors work with students mostly two at a time.
Who's being schooled, you ask? Well that, almost always, would be us tutors.
If you were to do the math (math puns always intended), the time we spend with each of our students adds up to five hours a week.
So we know our students pretty well. Definitely well enough to know that when they give us looks like this...
we wouldn't want to give you the impression that every single minute is picture perfect or that math is at the top of every student's priority list. The relationships we've built with our students have taken time.
And for the trickier days we each have our own ways of coping.
And if even coffee fails, we always have each other.
All of us working hard dreaming up lessons during planning period.
Mr. C. heading up the Island of Polynomials during Around the World.
Some super star ladies rockin' some independent work. (And just in case you were curious, all four of them have an 80% or above in their algebra class. Kaila (on the left) may or may not have an A+)
A student tackles some tricky conceptual questions during an activity.
An example? "Verbally or visually explain a method for using mental math to multiply a one-digit number by a two-digit number."
Another one? "Explain either verbally or visually what it means for an equation to have a restriction."
We have a nice corner of the room saved to honor some awesome kids and SUPER STARS.
They missed us so much they stopped to chat while we got gas :')
UCW does the SAGA holiday party!
Ms. Bryant's rainbow ladders activity keeps students busy thinking and creating.
Yulia seeking growth both inside and outside of Math Lab.
Ms. O'Donnell feeling festive a few days before Fall Break.
Ms. Yuan and Ms. Cartman make sure no FOILing goes on at the adding and subtracting polynomials station.
Team Pretty N' Pink demonstrates some perfectly pink PEMDAS!
Mr. C. sits back while a student takes over tutorial.
A student shows off her clever way of circumventing the limitations of the school uniform.
Math Lab Store co-chairs Mr. Roberts and Ms. O'Donnell pose with their set-up on opening day.