AARLCC. December 29, 2012. 2:00 p.m.
Author and educator Tason Gaines, MBA, JD, will share his passion for helping “at risk” students to learn the skills they need to pass FCAT exams. His book, MATH Study Guide is aimed at helping students and teachers from the 4th to the 10th grades to perform better on the standardized testing that is considered so important to their academic success.
Each concept covered on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test is strategically addressed in this study guide through a unique teaching strategy. Every concept is identified and taught in a concise concept explanation page that is then reinforced with a separate example page. After reviewing the example page, students are given a question practice page that is supported by an answer/explanation page.
Mr. Gaines is the founder of TayDay Educational Services. Born in Flint, Michigan, he credits his mother and father for developing his desire and appreciation for education. His motivation to educate may come from the fact that both of his grandmothers were educators at a time when few people of “color” were educators.
The author is a graduate of Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach. After receiving a Master’s in Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate Degree, he taught for four years and witnessed the difficulties that students and teachers have with standardized testing. This inspired him to create a study guide material that would assist teachers, parents and students with achieving success on standardized tests. He also has experience in the community, serving as a tutor and mentor to many “at-risk” students.
Prior to becoming an educator, Tayson was employed with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Washington, D.C., the Fourth District Court Appeal in the State of Florida, West Palm Beach, the Law Offices of Michael Raheb, Fort Myers, Florida Rural Legal Services, West Palm Beach, and the State of Florida, Department of Insurance Regulation in various roles.
He is an active member in such organizations as the Classroom Teachers Association, Florida Council for Teachers of Mathematics, Florida Educators Association, National Black MBA Association, and National Conference for Black Lawyers.
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