• 2020-2021 YEAR

    DURING 100% Distance Learning Time I will be teaching from home (may have occasional visits to class room). 


    I am available to help students during 7th grade lunch or before/after school. I may have a meeting or appointment scheduled, so if you would like to get help after school, please give me at least 24 hours notice.

    E-mail me at ppersonius@everettsd.org or bring me a note, talk to me in class, or call me at 425.385.6642.

    As of 3/16/2020-We will be communicating via email, google classroom and canvas. Remember to use student tools to access CANVAS-choose your period # and go-

    I encourage you to call a friend that is doing the same class as you, even if your friend has a different teacher; we are still doing the same topics and assignments. 

    Come for homework help any Monday Through Thursday at Study Hall in the Library from 2:50-4:00 pm

    M.A.S.H. (Math After School Help)

    We have math help available for students of all math levels every Monday and Wednesday after school from 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. You do not have to sign up ahead of time; just show up! At least one math teacher is there to help, and other math teachers and helpers are often present. You can bring your friends and work together in groups, ask questions, and use Gateway calculators.

    Study Club
    At Gateway, we have Study Club every Monday through Thursday. Study Club is from 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. in the library, and it is open to all students. You do not have to sign up ahead of time; just show up! At least one teacher plus a parent helper and/or paraeducator are there to help with any subject, and the computers are available, as well.

    NEW https://www.commonsense.org/education/

    To check out websites that may be helpful. See Math Links on webpage. You can also access many resources on the Everett School District webpage.

    My favorite resource books are Math on Call, Algebra to Go, and Geometry to Go . They have definitions and examples for a huge amount of math topics. You can get them at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and many other book stores.


    Math on Call (grades 4-9) Algebra to Go Geometry to Go
    Great Source Education Group, a Houghton Mifflin Co. Great Source Education Group, a Houghton Mifflin Co. Great Source Education Group, a Houghton Mifflin Co.
    ISBN: 0-669-50819-5 ISBN: 0-669-47151-8

    ISBN: 0-669-48129-7


    If you would like to work on your basic skills or review middle school math topics, get one of these workbooks at Barnes & Noble or another book store.

    • Spectrum Math --in each section of these straightforward workbooks, there is a pretest, practice problems with examples, word problems, and a posttest. They are published by McGraw-Hill. The grade 7 ISBN is 1-57768-117-7; the grade 8 ISBN is 1-57768-118-5. There are also lower grade levels available.
    • Pre-Algebra --another workbook with pages that address many of the topics covered in middle school math. There are not as many examples in this book, but it is laid out well and covers a wider variety of math topics. It is published by Frank Schaffer Publications, a division of McGraw-Hill. The ISBN is 0-86734-922-0.

    There are many tutoring centers in this area. You can also get a private tutor by asking friends, neighbors, relatives, the local high schools, or others in the community.

    Sylvan Learning Center
    221 SE Everett Mall Way
    Suite M-1
    Everett, WA 98208
    They have programs that can help you with catching up in math, reading, and writing, and they have a study skills program and an SAT program. In addition, some centers will do the program on-line with the students instead of at the tutoring center.

    18001 Bothell-Everett Hwy
    Suite G
    Bothell, WA 98021
    They can help you with catching up in math or reading. On average, students only go to the centers once a week to work with the tutor, but they are given specialized skill sheets to work on at home in between tutoring appointments.

    13027 Bothell-Everett Hwy
    Everett, WA 98208
    This center only does programs that can help you with catching up in math. They run their payment program in a similar fashion to a gym membership: you pay for a month at a time and go as often as you want.