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Mr. Jack Cowen
6th Grade Math Teacher
I currently live in Kingwood with my wife of 32 years and graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's of Science in Finance. I have worked in the financial sector as well as owned several businesses over the past years in real estate and mortgage finance. My wife is a Senior Vice President in Corporate Trust with Unite Missouri Bank.
Over the past 9 years, I have taught 6th Math, 5th Science & Social Studies. Sixth grade math takes a huge leap from the math students learned in 5th grade. Everything they have learned in the past is applied in different ways. I always recommend that all students know their Multiplication facts from 0-12 frontwards and backwards. For the first six weeks my warm-ups have consisted of multiplication and division tables, worksheets and problems. The one trait that my A students possess is the ability to quickly solve problems utilizing their knowledge of multiplication facts.
I assign homework at least once a week. Homework and Quizzes are 40% of a students grade and Major Test are 60% of a student's grade. From experience, my biggest problems with students is getting them to complete and turn-in their homework. A zero in the grade book can lower a student's grade by one letter grade. I have tutoring on Tuesday at 7:15am and from 3:30 - 4:00 pm. If your child needs tutoring and comes in the afternoon, please make arrangements to pick-up your child at 4:00 pm.
I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my best to contact you within 24 hours. I look forward to teaching your kids and wish them all success at Lincoln Junior High School.