Elementary & Middle School Mathematics Teacher; Middle School Science Teacher; University Chemistry Instructor
Hard-nosed - - - Old-School - - - Effective - - - ======================================================== 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 'Bossy Brocci' Math & Big Science workbooks on Amazon dot com
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 WORKsheets. These products are excerpts from my popular line of Bossy Brocci Math & Big Science workbooks on Amazon. ================================================= 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, Writing-Expository, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Math Test Prep, Statistics, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Winter, Decimals, Place Value