Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science IDIS TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
THIS IS THE YEAR THAT YOUR CHILD CAN SUCCEED IN MATH!!!
My name is Mr. Sims. I have a wonderfully beautiful and amazing wife, two brilliant children, a dog, a cat, a bird, and a "rescue bird" which hangs around the front of our house. Most people describe me as gregarious, avuncular and fun-loving. I would describe myself as passionate for learning. My hope is that I can pass on my desire for lifelong learning to the children that I teach. I hope that all of my students leave Algebra 1 loving math!
Any student can succeed in Algebra 1. It will, however, take hard work in order to do so. Algebra 1 is an amalgamation of all that your child has learned from Kindergarden to 8th grade. Any of the skills that your son or daughter was strong in or weak in will come into play this year in a variety of ways. That means that if they struggled with fractions, they will struggle in that portion of algebra as well. If they have all their solid foundational skills however, it should be a breeze for them. Nonetheless, we have constructed the course so that even if a student has a lot of gaps, they can still do well if they are willing to put forth the necessary effort. They will need to do corrections, study the study sheets well, stay on top of their assignments and show an appropriate high school level of responsibility to succeed in this course. For the most part, students do not fail Algebra 1 because the material is too difficult for them, they usually struggle with foundational organizational skills, motivation and work ethic. My hope for this year is that we can teach and instill these skills into our students so that they will not only succeed in Algebra 1 but way into the future of their math career. Together let's encourage your son or daughter to be the best they can be this year. I cannot wait to see all that they can accomplish and where they will go from here! I wish them the best of luck!
In closing, together, let's make this a wonderful year! Carpe diem!