Middle School

“This is the best math training I’ve ever been to.”

Melissa Schaefer, 7th Grade Math Teacher
Mission CISD, Texas


“The students love the posters!  I like the way the posters are ‘simple’ and are always ‘there’ to assist the students.”  

Albert Licano, 7th / 8th Grade Algebra Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“I use the GEMDAS® strategies…daily.  …These tools have helped my students tremendously in understanding order of operations and fraction operations.”

Stacey Benuzzi, 8th Grade Pre-Algebra / Algebra Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


I wish I would’ve had GEMDAS® Training many years ago.  GEMDAS® has added to me enjoying teaching much more—especially after 29 years.”

David Hartwig, 7- 8th Grade Basic Algebra / Algebra Teacher
Lakeside Union School District. California


 “I love the fact that the strategies are simple and I can use them right away.”

Nora Pigeon, 6th Grade Math / Science Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“Our grades on tests/quizzes have increased significantly!”

Olga Galaviz, 7th Grade ELD Math Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


This is the best math training I have gone to in my entire teaching career!  I loved it!  I will recommend to other colleagues in my area.”

Annette Martinez, 8th Grade Math Teacher
Mission CISD, Texas


“Lora Kermode really wants to enable teachers to inspire and teach students to succeed in math.  The GEMDAS® techniques allow the teacher to incorporate it into their teaching at their own pace.”

Michael Vecchiolla, 8th Grade Algebra Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


“Thank you, thank you, thank you.  There was so much to sponge!  Nothing seemed like a waste of time.  So much in 12 hours.”

Donna Quinn, Middle School Math Teacher
Long Beach USD, California


 All of the students are awesome at solving equations now thanks to the 6 Steps to Success poster!  The students love the Fraction Motions® too!” 

Nicandro Gutierrez, 8th Grade Algebra Teacher
El Monte City School District


“My students from previous years have come back remembering the Fraction Motions® and sayings.  It has been great to see the continued success over the years with GEMDAS®!

Kristin VanSteenwyk, 7th Grade Math Teacher
Valle Lindo School District


“GEMDAS®…not only builds students’ mathematical skills, but fosters self esteem in students.  I’ve always come back to the question:  How do you motivate those students who don’t want to try.  Here’s the answer!  Thank you!!”

Amy E. Hecht, 8th Grade Pre-Algebra / Alg 1 Teacher
Joint School District No. 2, Idaho


“Loved it all!  Best math workshop I’ve ever gone to.”

Nellie S. Leo, 7th Grade Math Teacher
Mission CISD, Texas


Great ideas that we can just integrate into our regular day ~ not adding time we don’t have.”

Heather Covert, 6- 8th Grade Math Teacher / Dept. Head
Lakeside Union School District. California


“It’s really made teaching math easier…  I see students more engaged with their learning as they use the GEMDAS® techniques….” 

Lisa Farris, 7- 8th Grade Algebra Teacher
Lakeside Union School District. California


“I like the positivity of your training, that this is for ALL students and ALL students can have success in Algebra!”

Yvonne Carlton, Middle School Math Coach
Long Beach USD, California


“Students are quiet and on task while focusing on the notes.  The posters have been a great visual aid for teacher and students.”  

Michelle Dobyns, 6th Grade Math Teacher
Lakeside Union School District. California


 “The Fraction Motions® really helped the kids…because common denominators are always a challenge for kids….  And all the posters are awesome.  They really help them.”

Kerry E. Keehl, 6- 7th Grade Pre-Algebra Teacher
Lakeside Union School District. California


So many useful ideas at this workshop.  The Divisibility Rules chart is going up right away.”

Bob Weeces, 6th Grade Math Teacher
Mission CISD, Texas


“One of the best workshops I’ve attended.”

Hernan Cortez, Jr., 6th Grade Math Teacher
Mission CISD, Texas


“This style of teaching will go perfect in my E.S.L. classroom.”

Sergio Saenz, 6th – 8th Grade ESL Teacher
Mission CISD, Texas


“Students are now able to answer their own questions when directed to use their notes.

Dao Liu, 6th Grade Math Teacher
Valle Lindo School District


“Students understand and remember the steps from the 6 Steps to Success poster to apply to proportion equations.” 

Jennifer Depner, 6th Grade Math Teacher
Valle Lindo School District


“Wonderful techniques to get kids involved and engaged in Algebra learning.”

Lori Olson, 8th Grade Math Teacher
Mission CISD, Texas


“The strategy for solving integer problems worked well!”

Elizabeth Guzman, 6th Grade Teacher
Valle Lindo School District, California


 “My students absolutely love the ‘6 Steps to Success’ [poster].  They find it easy to follow and it works all the time!” 

Kim Tran , 8th Grade Math Teacher
Valle Lindo School District