Hello everyone, my name is John (Rolston) and I teach 8th grade Algebra at San Fernando Middle School (LAUSD.) I am very excited about teaching this course as a means to engage the students in a math class that they do not always enjoy taking. Of course the Algebra students are much more interested in doing math than the others, so I am hoping that as they begin seeing what can be done by knowing math, and as the Alg. students get excited, then the lower students will be more attuned to continuing learning.
Outside of class - I am in class, generally, since I also teach at the university in the evening; otherwise I am playing chess or reading (my first degree was in literature, so, as my first love, I enjoy having time to spend with a novel.)