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MATH ENRICHMENT SERVICES



Offering serious and challenging mathematics to intellectually gifted students

1200 Kensington Road
McLean, Virginia 22101
(703) 855-0948

Contact:

Vern Williams





ABOUT MATH ENRICHMENT SERVICES

Based in McLean, Virginia, we provide a challenging mathematics curriculum for gifted upper elementary and middle school students in the metropolitan Washington DC area. I have taught math in The Fairfax County Public School system for over thirty-five years and I have taught in the gifted and talented program for over thirty years. I have received awards from Fairfax County Public Schools and the Mathematical Association of America. I’ve coached many successful Mathcounts teams and taught Math Reasoning for The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented youth. In 2007, I was appointed to the National Mathematics Advisory Panel by President George W. Bush. I am proud to have managed to teach Real math for over thirty years without lowering my standards and have no intention of changing my methods.


ABOUT VERN WILLIAMS


I had junior high school teachers who were intellectual and had a passion for their subject. Those great teachers helped me to develop a passion for learning and a respect for hard work that remains with me to this day. At Paul Junior High School in Washington DC, intellectual excellence was the norm and it was celebrated. There was no cooperative learning, fake self esteem, differentiated instruction or ten pound textbooks loaded with pictures and useless content. I decided to become a math teacher during my last year of junior high school because I knew that I wanted to return some day to continue the fun, the learning, and the celebration of excellence that I experienced in seventh, eighth, and ninth grades.

After attending the University of Maryland in the early nineteen seventies, I accepted a math teaching position at Hayfield Secondary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. That experience helped to shape my attitude towards teaching math for the next thirty years. Teachers were forced to individualize 150 students using math booklets written for non-readers. Seventh and eighth grade students were put into the same math classes and teachers were told that this program was "cutting edge". I would hear that phrase many times over the next thirty years. I quickly decided to find a school where I was allowed to "teach". After seven great years teaching math at Ellen Glasgow School in Fairfax County, I transferred to H.W. Longfellow Middle School where I remained for over thirty years. At Longfellow, I developed and taught the original Honors Math course to students in the Gifted Talented Center program. I also taught Algebra/Geometry which was a one year course that I developed in which two high school credits were awarded. I also taught an enriched version of Honors Algebra 7 and a special proof based Honors Geometry course enriched with AMC/AIME/USAMO level problem solving.

At present I teach Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Precalculus at BASIS Independent Mclean located in the Tysons Corner area. I am thrilled to be part of a school where academic excellence and personal responsibility are celebrated.




REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 SUMMER COURSES WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 2. Classes will remain open until filled by qualified students.



Session I : July 15 – July 26 (9 AM - 12 noon) 
Session II : July 29 – August 9 (9 AM – 12 noon)
Instructor:
Vern Williams  Sessions I & II
Class Size:
15-18 students
Place:
George Mason High School
7124 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

$750.00

       2 WAYS TO REGISTER


ADVANCED PROBLEM SOLVING

July 29 - August 9 (1 PM – 4 PM)

Instructor:
Vern Williams and Dr. Ryan Grove
Class Size:
We will have two levels and will assign 12-15 students to each class.
Place:
George Mason High School
7124 Leesburg Pike 
Falls Church, VA 22043

$750.00

2 WAYS TO REGISTER




MENTORING AND TUTORING SERVICES

I provide a limited amount of mentoring/enrichment during the school year for small groups. I currently meet with two small groups on Saturday mornings at 9 AM and 10:15 AM. There are currently no openings in the 9 AM class and two openings in the 10:15 (advanced) class. 

For information regarding content and fees, please contact me.



I have advised educational establishments such as The College Board (www.collegeboard.org/) and Achieve, Inc.(www.achieve.org) on various issues involving curriculum and testing. I also advise parents on dealing with school and classroom issues involving curriculum for gifted students. Fees are generally $100 - $130 per hour.


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https://mathreasoning.com/

Offering serious and challenging mathmatics to
intellectually gifted students







Last update: 4/15/2019