How to be successful

1-      Be active participants in class.  Pay attention, take notes, do practice problems…come to class each day with desire and confidence to learn.

2-      Use the online textbook.  It is much more interactive and, for most students, being on a computer is more engaging (more information can be found on my webpage in the “Online Books” tab).

3-      Video tutors.  Available through the on-line book, these are generally computer generated graphic presentations of the key concepts in each section.  This gives students an opportunity to self-pace: start, stop, rewind, fast forward.  I would suggest that the student tries to watch these before class.  For example, if we are working on Section 5-1 today, we’ll more than likely be starting 5-2 tomorrow.   The student could watch the videos for 5-2 tonight.  That way they can come to class with a good foundation and can hopefully build on that in class (more information can be found on my webpage in the “Online Books” tab).

4-      On-line practice quizzes and tests.  A great resource for students that are generally not good test takers.  Like anything else, practice always helps and will generally lead to better in-class quiz and test scores.

5-      Individual help from me.  I am available before or after school and one of the most helpful things that I can do is check and review homework assignments to give students an idea of where they are at before the quiz or test.