Deborah Guy

I am a lifelong student who loves learning, and who loves to teach even more. My path through college included pre-veterinary studies, a brief encounter with engineering which took me through calculus 2, then on to liberal arts with a focus in psychology and Spanish for my B.S. in Liberal Arts from UF. My next turn took me into the dental hygiene program, earning an A.S. degree. I later entered graduate school (also at UF: Go Gators!) in entomology & nematology, until my first son was born. I always say that I haven't been bored a day since! Although I practiced in the field of dentistry for 27 years as a "career", I will never stop learning. After 13 years of homeschooling my 3 children, I fell in love with teaching just about anything, but my greatest passion is teaching my students, as I did my children, to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.



Course Description:

Wednesday/Thursday (both days): 9:00-10:30 A.M.

Trigonometry, identities, polar equations, logarithms, sequences, limits and other topics to prepare for calculus.

Major Concepts and Skills Include:

  • Understanding and working with trigonometric ratios, their reciprocals, and their inverses

  • Working with trigonometric expressions and identities

  • Understanding and working with polar coordinates and radian measure

  • Graphing and analyzing trigonometric functions

  • Understanding functions, limits, domain, and range

  • Working with Arithmetic and Geometric Series and Sequences

Additional Concepts and Skills:

  • Understanding and applying the Laws of Sines and Cosines

  • Understanding and applying the Sum, Difference, Double-Angle, and Half-Angle Identities

  • Proving trigonometric identities

  • Working with vectors and adding linear functions

  • Understanding and working with logarithms

  • Working with Euler's number and natural logarithms

Students must pass an Algebra 2 competency exam and undergo remediation if needed in order to place into this class. Appointments will be made to take the exam.

Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Required texts: Math-U-See

PreCalculus Student Pack [SKU# 1141: $44 new] which contains:

  1. Student Workbook with lesson-by-lesson worksheets, review pages, and honors pages

  2. PreCalculus Test booklet.

Cost: $60/month for 9 months