About the course: Forensic Biology is a one-year course taught in accordance with the Common Core State Standards, fulfilling the life science requirement for graduation from the Vista Union School District, as well as one of the two years of lab science required for university admissions, also known as a University of California A-G approved course. Forensic Biology offers an introduction to the tools and skills necessary to be successful in any laboratory science career. This course is taught by doing hands-on labs and activities. Emphasis is placed on laboratory work using scientific methodology (detailed observation, accurate data collection and recording, experimental design, data interpretation and analysis. In addition, lectures, demonstrations, reading packets, technology and visual aids will be used to support students’ understanding of biology. Students will develop investigational, analytical and critical thinking skills through independent research and discussions. The fundamental skills learned in this class can be applied to post-secondary education and the workplace.
About me: I've been teaching for 8 years and have been at Rancho Buena Vista since January 2015. Since I teach biology, and AVID 9, a large majority of my students are freshmen, so I teach a lot of methods to be successful in high school, in addition to biology concepts. Our 9th grade students need a lot of help adjusting to the demands of high school, so I try to support them the best that I can. I love New York! I was born there, but I've been living here, in paradise, for over 30 years. I have a daughter who is a sophomore in high school this year, so I know how today's teens think, firsthand. I like to run, swim, bike, go to the beach, and do pretty much anything active and outdoors. I also like to read and take photos, especially of nature, of course. I also like to solve problems and I came up with a solution for a specific problem by creating a product that I'm currently having made into a prototype. My goal is to sell it on Amazon, once I get through the long and challenging process!
I am available for extra help and support during lunch and I encourage students and parents to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (760)727-7284 ext.72121.