Elementary & Middle School Mathematics Teacher; Middle School Science Teacher; University Chemistry Instructor
Hard-nosed - - - Old-School - - - Effective - - - ========================================================= Note to teacher: I allow my students to use my 'Top 10's' and Graphic Organizers on all quizzes and Tests. Why such a huge 'crutch'? I want them to read and re-read factually-dense material as many times as possible prior to taking that "Big" no-notes standardized test. Does it work? Well, consider this: Most ELA, Math and Science teachers don't have more than 100 State Tests on their shoulders - and they enjoy anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to teach their class. But I've been thoroughly beating the State while teaching an average of 110 students every year - and with only about 38 minutes for class! It's a matter of public record: I've crushed the State by 17 to 32 points, and by an average of 23 points over a 5-year stretch. And I'm North Carolina's 2016 Top-scoring Science Teacher. All this - and with No Teaching Assistants, No Tutors, No Remediation Class - and No Test-Prep books, Online Sites or Software. THAT is what I less-than-humbly call 'Teacher Effectiveness.' So what are my kids learning, doing and using? Bossy Brocci worksheets.
Valedictorian; Phi Beta Kappa; Summa Cum Laude; Tieszen Award for Acheievement in Calculus, Chemistry & Physics; ==================================================== Albertus Magnus Award for Best Instructor, Univ. Maryland at College Park Chemistry & Biochemistry; ==================================================== 2-time Teacher of the Year, East Yancey Middle School; ==================================================== Teacher of the Year, Yancey County Schools; ==================================================== North Carolina's 2016 Top-scoring Science teacher ==================================================== Popular-selling Author of Amazon's 'Bossy Brocci' Math & Big Science workbooks
Cornell: Biological Science & Rural Sociology; ====================================================== SUNY Stony Brook: B.A. History, 3.95; Phi Beta Kappa & Summa Cum Laude ====================================================== SUNY Albany: B.S. Chemistry, 3.97; Tieszen Award for Acheievement in Calculus, Chemistry & Physics: ====================================================== Univ. Maryland at College Park: M.S. Organic Chemistry, 4.0
My last name is pronounced like 'Brawsee' and rhymes with 'Bossy' - perfect for a demanding teacher and his line of demanding workbooks. These products are excerpts from Amazon's popular line of Bossy Brocci Math & Big Science workbooks. ================================================= Hobbies: 1) Answering to 'Tatyana', the Russian Princess; 2) Having flashbacks to wars I never fought in; and 3) Collecting & Shaving small mammalian roadkill, then photographing them in provocative poses. Note: I don't do any of those mixed-specie shots; that's for the sickos and dilettantes. ================================================= Pet-Peeves: a) Pluralizing categorical nouns such as meat, cheese and pudding; b) Using bistro and artisan to describe things that are neither; and c) Men who talk or text like women on cellphones - particularly while attempting to drive. We men just can't multi-task; females have the superior brain (when - of course - they're not wasting it on criticizing themselves or each other)
English Language Arts, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Math Test Prep, Statistics, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Winter, Decimals, Place Value