## Geometry

Geometry is often the first course students are introduced to “proofs” and the “axiomatic method”, which are the bedrock of mathematics and science. We break Geometry down for our students, and walk them through the process, step by step.

## Algebra

Algebra is the foundation for success in high school mathematics. We introduce problem solving techniques and critical thinking through step by step solution seeking. Our students are able to explain the relationship between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, graphs and search for regularity or trends. Additionally, our students recognize the different ways problems can be solved.

## Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is the single most important math course a student will take. Understanding chemistry, physics, and calculus is impossible without a strong foundation in Algebra 2. My hope is to instill in my students an awareness of the importance of this course, and help them build a solid understanding of the material.

## Introductory Chemistry

(or High School Chemistry) is a first course in the chemical sciences introducing students to chemical nomenclature; stoichiometry; the periodic table; electronic structure of the atom; fundamentals of chemical bonding; deduction of and ramifications of molecular structures; and properties of gases, liquids, and solids.

## AP Chemistry

(or college chemistry) is the equivalent of the first course in a university two-semester sequence that provides a foundation in the chemical sciences suitable for pre-medical, pre-pharmaceutical, health sciences, engineering, and science majors.

The goals of this course are to contribute to the mastery of scientific literacy, critical thinking, problem-solving, and idea-integration skills necessary for students pursuing careers in technological disciplines. Students demonstrate knowledge of chemical nomenclature; stoichiometry; the periodic table; electronic structure of the atom; fundamentals of chemical bonding; deduction of and ramifications of molecular structures; and properties of gases, liquids, and solids.

AP Chemistry is designed not only to introduce students to fundamental knowledge and behavior in the chemical sciences, but provide students with the skills necessary to successfully reach their individual career objectives. Students should consider the time devoted to this course as an investment in their future.

## AP Calculus

AP Calculus AB is the equivalent of the first course in a university three semester sequence that provides a foundation in fundamental and applied mathematics appropriate for math, science, economics, computer science, and engineering majors.

The goals of the course are to develop problem solving, and demonstrate knowledge of Riemann sums, both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, derivatives, and integrals.

Since AP Calculus AB lays a foundation for problem solving in a wide variety of subdisciplines, success in this course is paramount to success in college and in a student’s eventual career.

## College

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## Planning

Adriana Academics specializes in tutoring and college prep planning. We assist students in the development of their academic and career goals through individualized plans. With guided one-to-one mentoring our students are able to reach their academic goals. To date, all of Adriana Academics’ students have been accepted into at least one college of their choice.