Math Professor Nefissi has taught Math for over 20 years at all levels, from middle and high school through advanced college level. He helped establish the advanced mathematics program at the new Governor’s School at Innovation Park, serving as the Mathematics Chairperson and liaison between the School, and the George Mason University Math Department. At Governor’s School he taught Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus (AB and BC),as well as supervised student STEM projects and served as student advisor.
If your student needs a boost on SAT Math and SAT Math (subject), he or she is welcome to join this excellent class. Many students who took it in the spring reported that they received 800 or almost perfect scores of 790. Congratulations to the students.
Professor N. is a dedicated Math teacher and delivers his Math teaching with enthusiasm: engaging students, sparking curiosity, and jump-starting motivation. He is very excited to bring his 20 years’ Mathematics teaching experience to Oakton Academy. He taught SAT Math in the summer and received overwhelming praise from students and parents. His enthusiasm made students want to learn more about SAT Math and Math in general.
Comments from Professor N’s students:
“I loved his class and he was so helpful and made calculus more fun despite it being incredibly hard. The key to pass is practice.” “This is my second time taking one of his math classes. I highly recommend taking him. His quizzes are difficult but his tests are straightforward and he gives you a practice test that pretty much resembles exactly what you will see on the actual test. He really cares about his classes and makes the long lectures interesting.”
SAT MATH course is designed to prepare students for the New SAT Reasoning Test. The prep session will focus on problem solving, modeling, appropriate tool use, and algebraic structural analysis, and its content is outlined in the College Board New SAT Math Test Content Specifications.
Classes will consist of a pretest, lectures, question and answer, problem solving, pre and post test assessment. Link: College Board SAT Math
AP Calculus AB/BC
- Required Textbook: Larson AP Calculus – 9th edition: ISBN-13: 978-0547212890
- Required Calculator: TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator, any version except virtual
- Laptop Computer or Tablet: Capable of connecting to the internet
The course is designed to prepare students for the AP Calculus BC exam. The fundamental ideas of single-variable calculus will be covered including Limits, Derivatives, Integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and Series. The fundamental ideas will be expanded into parametric and polar representations of length and area. These ideas will be further explored as students engage with graphical, numerical, analytical, and verbal representations and the connections between them. Appropriate use of technology will be covered as students pose and solve problems using graphing calculators and computer based tools.
Before studying calculus, students should be familiar with the properties and graphs of functions including linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and piecewise forms. Students must also understand the language of functions (domain and range, odd and even, periodic, symmetry, zeros, intercepts, and so on) and know the values of the trigonometric functions at the numbers 0, π/6, π/4, π/3, π/2, and their multiples.
Reading lists and supplemental materials will be provided during the course. Weekly work is assigned to students and some quiz and tests will be conducted.
Algebra II, Trigonometry, Data Analysis
A small class for Advanced Math: Algebra II, Data Analysis, and Trigonometry is open for registration. It is mainly for 8th and 9th graders to gain NEW knowledge and solid background information on the following advanced topics:
1. Data Analysis (basic statistics, hypothesis testing, rejection rule)
2. Linear Equation & Inequality Review
3. Structure of number system
4. Mathematical Modeling with Quadratic Functions
5. Complex number
6. Logarithms & Exponents
9. Sequences and Series
- Location: Near McLean, Vienna, Oakton, Fairfax: 2705 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA
- Contact: [email protected] for additional information.
- Registration: www.oaktonacademy.com