BY LORECE HARRIS
Mr. Armshaw’s previous teaching post
It’s no secret that MAST@FIU has fallen behind schedule in AP World History. The mysterious absence of our former teacher has made the AP test even more terrifying, and the whole course suddenly seems overwhelming. According to Mr. Larralde, our replacement teacher in the class, we are “500 years behind [in the course]”.
Mr. Larralde and our lead teacher, Mrs. Koch, have been collaborating and delegating time to create the most effective catch up. “The Critical Thinking course will be offering World History lessons,” Mrs. Koch states. “All MAST students will essentially get a ‘double dose’ of World History through that class.”
That’s not all. Mrs. Koch went on to say that guest speakers from the AAA program would be coming to our classes to talk about how to write a DBQ. In addition, we’ll have to dedicate some study time to Get A Five learning videos, which review the content we have been learning in class.
There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel, though. Equipped with a new teacher and fresh motivation to work, students are determined to catch up to par. “MAST students are so smart. They can handle it,” Mrs. Koch concludes.
Students are pleased with the new member of our school. “I think he’s a great teacher, and will help us prepare for the AP exam,” says Julianna Kaboudi, an AP World History student. JohnPaul Merino agrees. “He has the good qualities of Mr. Armshaw, but more organized.”
The issue has even hit the social media feeds of MAST@FIU students.
These individuals chose to remain anonymous.
Even though the deadline of the AP exam pressures us for time, having a game plan makes catching up seem a lot less stressful. Mr. Larralde and Mrs. Koch are confident that we will be ready to take on the test, so now we have to do our part by working as hard as them on our work and studying the tools they have given us to guarantee victory.