Winter Math & Science Preparation Classes

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Do you need extra prep for your calculus, chemistry, or physics class?

Get ready for spring with not-for-credit courses through the LA City College STEM Academy.


 
 

Calculus Bootcamps

Review core concepts from your last math class and preview your upcoming calculus class.
 
 
Classes offered:
 
Calculus I
For students taking Calc I in the Spring. Topics covered include trigonometry, rates of change, the fundamental theorem of calculus, the mean value theorem, limits, derivatives, integration, volumes of revolution, and a special emphasis on the epsilon delta definition of a limit.
Dates: Jan. 5 – Jan. 29. Tentative schedule: 2 – 5pm, Mon – Thu. 48 hours total. $125 per person.
Taught by: Genderzon Montejo
 
 
Calculus II
 For students taking Calc II in the Spring. Topics covered include rates of change, limits, derivatives, integration, volumes of revolution, the epsilon delta definition of a limit, advanced techniques of integration, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, parametric equations and polar coordinates, and a special emphasis on evaluating infinite sequences and series.
Dates: Jan. 5 – Jan. 29. Tentative schedule: 2 – 5pm, Mon – Thu. 48 hours total. $125 per person.
Taught by: Jake Kramer
 
Calculus III
 For students taking Calc III in the Spring. Topics include a review of advanced techniques of integration, inverse functions, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, partial fractions, parametric equations and polar coordinates, and evaluating infinite sequences and series. A preview of partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and a special emphasis on vector calculus.
Dates: Jan. 5 – Jan. 29. Tentative schedule: 2 – 5pm, Mon – Thu. 48 hours total. $125 per person.
Taught by: Carlos Gamas
 
 
 

Science Essentials

Learn the foundational concepts key to mastering chem or physics with this two-day intensive workshop (no lab).
 
 
Classes offered:

Physics Essentials
For students taking 1st semester physics – calculus-based or not – in the Spring. Topics covered include kinematics, Newton's Laws, conservation laws, and math for physicists.
Dates: Feb. 2 – 3. 10 hours total, Tentative schedule: 12 – 5pm. $30 per person.
Taught by: Chris Wohlers
 
Chemistry Essentials
For students taking 1st semester general chemistry in the Spring. Topics covered include dimensional analysis, nomenclature, stoichiometry, reactions, ideal gas law, bond theory, Lewis structures, and periodic properties. 
Dates: Feb. 4 – 5. Tentative schedule: 12 – 5pm. 10 hours total. $30 per person.
Taught by: Masha Petrowizky
 
 

Our Instructors:
 
Carlos Gamas
Carlos Gamas is currently a student at LACC. He expects to transfer in 2015 as an electrical engineering major. By working with the STEM Academy Carlos is giving back to LACC using his skills and knowledge in math, science, electrical circuit analysis, computing, networking and resource gathering. Always the first to welcome you with a smile, Carlos' eagerness to help is his academic raison d’etre.

Genderzon Montejo
Genderzon was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He attended John H. Francis Polytechnic High School's Math/Science Magnet program. After graduating from high school he attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he got his BA in astronomy. Genderzon worked as a tutor and lab assistant for the astronomy department at Whitman College. He hopes to pursue a PhD in thermonuclear astrophysics.

Christopher Wohlers
Chris is the lead tutor at the STEM Academy. He has been tutoring at LACC since the STEM Academy started in Spring 2014. Before that Chris was a tutor at several private tutoring centers. Chris went to Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges, where he studied photovoltaic energy and graduated with a bachelor’s in physics and environmental studies. He plans to return to school to pursue further education in medical radiation physics, with the goal of starting a career in radiation oncology. Chris believes that the LACC STEM Academy has the potential to help fulfill the mission of the community college system to provide democratic, equitable and quality access to transformative education.
 

 

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/n7fdgn5
Register by Phone: (323)953-4000 Ext. 2651
Register in-person: LACC Room AD 112
M-F 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We are working to make sure that scholarships are available for students. If you have trouble paying the full cost of the courses, please contact us.

For more information contact Chris at wohlerc@lacitycollege.edu, 323-953-4000 ext. 2805.