Mr. Jack Cowen

Phone: 936-653-1166

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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 jcowen@cocisd.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.