Through WCCUSD’s Ivy League Connection program, Hercules High School Students Justine Betschart, Stacy Chan, Ramiah Davis-Shephard, Louisa Man, Julia Maniquiz, and Yueming Wang will be attending Cornell University to either study Freedom and Justice or Hotel Operations Management during the summer of 2009.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I can Excel!
Once again, Mr. McCarthy never fails to make his lesson interesting with his wit. I was laughing almost the entire lesson. Class with him does not even seem like class, it is entertainment. He actually reminds me of some of my favorite teachers in high school. If an instructor can keep his students busy but also have fun with any situation, that is a teacher who surely knows how to teach.
I was also able to engage in some conversation with Mrs. McCarthy today. I went up to ask her a question about our CHESS individual reports due on Friday and she went into detail about curve charts that illustrate the reservation vs. days before arrival for each guest segment. I did not really understand how the graph worked. When she was explaining to me and the more I looked at the graphs, the more it reminded me of physics and Calculus last year. These two subjects almost always went hand in hand. They paralleled each other so sometimes it was easier to understand a particular topic in the class that did not intend to teach it. For instance, some of the Calculus was easier to understand in physics while some of the physics was easier to understand in Calculus. I told Mrs. McCarthy how it reminded me of physics and Calculus. I asked her if she was really good in those two subjects. She replied with a no. She explained that the examples given in math and science classes that relate to the real world are much more difficult the actual situations. I had to agree. If I looked at those graphs she presented today last year, I would have been completely lost. I think if you are actually studying the situation from a professional standpoint, the concept is much easier to grasp.