Maria Guerra has been teaching in the Los Angeles area for more than 15 years. Maria began her post-secondary education at Los Angeles Valley College. While a student at L.A.V.C., she had the honor of serving as the Student Trustee for the LACCD Board of Trustees. After graduating from LAVC in 2003, she transferred to UCLA where she earned a B.A. in History (specializing in the Near East and North Africa) in 2004. Maria immediately enrolled in the Secondary Credential Program at CSUN and first started teaching in 2005. She holds credentials in both Foundational Mathematics and Social Science. She returned to graduate school twice, earning an M.A. in Teaching from USC in 2010 and an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Seminary in 2015. She also had the honor of serving on the Education Advisory Group for the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank from 2018-2019.
Maria has five children including an adopted son who has given her the gift of being a grandparent early in life. When not teaching, you will find Momma G at one of her children's sporting events/practices, bowling, or running.
is Fiveable good for AP Macroeconomics?
For 3 years in a row, Fiveable students have reported a pass rate of over 90% on their exams.
Does the course include AP Macroeconomics tutoring?
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How much does it cost to take AP Macro online?
Enrollment is $55 for each 15-week online course.
How to enroll in an AP Macro course online?
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Describe your classroom experience with teaching AP Macroeconomics.
I've been teaching both AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics for over a decade. I have taught them as both full year and semester courses.
What is your experience with remote learning and online classes?
I have experience in both teaching and taking online classes. As a graduate student, I became aware of the benefits (and drawbacks) of online classes. Having transitioned to fully online because of Covid-19, I made it a priority to keep my classes engaging. With some outside of the box thinking, I have been able to continue to provide quality instruction.
What advice do you have for homeschool and self study students?
Homeschool and self study are great options for a lot of students. My biggest piece of advice is to stay on track and continuously check in with your final goal. Make a plan/schedule and be disciplined enough to stick with it. Check in on your plan at least once a week to make sure you stay on track. Also, don't forget that we're here to help. You are not in this alone, so make sure to reach out if you need help with content, or even study skills.
For students who haven't decided whether taking this course online is worth it, what would you say to them?
Economics is by far the most useful class a student takes in high school, as it has a general focus on decision making. Aside from helping students learn to make well thought out decisions, understanding AP Macroeconomics is crucial to making sense of the economic struggles we find ourselves in currently as a country. The curriculum is also necessary foundational information for careers in banking/finance and general business.
How hard will this class be and what can students expect from the workload?
This course is all about quality over quantity. We will focus on what you need to not only understand Macroeconomics, but to be successful on the AP exam. There will be no unnecessary activities, because everything serves a purpose. Students should expect to spend 3-5 hours outside of our class time on reading/work each week.