About Mr. Cheverie
Michael Cheverie has been teaching for over 35 years in the Los Angeles area and for over 20 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District. After acquiring a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and economics at UCLA, and doing some graduate work in physics, he began his teaching career as a teacher of Advanced Placement Physics and Calculus at Fairfax High School in West Hollywood. Later, he became the Coordinator of the California Demonstration Center of Mathematics location at Pacoima Middle School in the San Fernando Valley, as well as chair of the mathematics department at Pacoima Middle School. Mr. Cheverie's experience also includes private educational consulting, including work as a traveling teacher with the actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Mr. Cheverie taught blind and low-vision students for 15 years at many schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, including the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences (VAAS). He now teaches physics, mathematics, and computer science at the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences. Some of his areas of interest include the use of 3D printing to illustrate concepts in mathematics and the sciences, making mathematics accessible to blind students through the use of MathML and LaTeX, and using microcontroller-based data collection devices to make the sciences more accessible to blind and sighted students. Mr. Cheverie is also passionate about helping his visually impaired students learn to code.
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A Note to Students About "Classwork" in Comm Thru Tech
Classwork Assignments in Communication Through Technology include any work VI students work on and complete during the class period in which they meet with Mr. Cheverie. The classwork grade is on a 10-point scale, 10 being great (!), and 1 being not so hot. If you come to class and work diligently, you will receive a 10. If you fool around or dither (look this word up, please), you will receive something less than a 10. Mr. Cheverie reserves the right to use his discretion in assigning a point value for any particular classwork assignment.