Making A Difference: Award Winning Math Teacher Changes the World One Student at a Time

Calavitta, Sam; Calavitta, Monica Vaughan

Published by Shumway Publishing
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Synopsis: Making a Difference: Award Winning Math Teacher Changes the World One Student at a Time was inspired by the thousands of students Sam Cal Calavitta has had the privilege of teaching for the last 23 years. Their stories demand attention! One thing Cal, as his students affectionately call him, has noticed, is that while circumstances change, each of their stories are similar. Every student wants to feel successful. Every student needs a purpose. Every student has a story waiting to be written. They are all different yet one in the same. Cal has seized the opportunities presented to him by God to make a difference in the lives of every student who passes through his classroom doors. This emotional book relives his true, inspiring, and sometimes heart wrenching accounts of the lives that have forever been changed; and the unconventional teaching methods he uses every day to ensure that each student who crosses his path becomes a success - if only for a brief moment. His mission is to motivate through optimism, as he becomes entrenched in the lives of thousands of students who roam the hallways of insecurity, with one goal in mind... TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

About the Author: Sam Calavitta lives in Yorba Linda, California with his wife and 9 children: Ciena, Antonio, Gino, Genoa, Catania, Aveliana, Angelo, Macario, and Marcello. He has been teaching and coaching for almost 25 years; and is most recognized for his work in the classroom as a math teacher. Having taught all levels of mathematics from remedial classes all the way to Advanced Placement Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, and Differential equations, Sam has been the recipient of many math-teaching awards. In 2009 he was awarded the prestigious Siemen's Award for Advanced Placement. Long recognized as one of America s top high school math teachers, Sam has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Parenting Magazine, Power Seller Magazine, and on Cable Network KCOT Television. OC Family Magazine selected him as one of 11 Heroes Among Us in Orange County in 2008 and he was featured in the Le Monde, the largest newspaper in France. He is currently employed by Fairmont Preparatory Academy in Anaheim, California as a Master Teacher. In addition to Making a Difference: Award Winning Math Teacher Changes the World One Student at a Time, Sam has also published an interactive Calculus textbook. Additionally, he has written a book on teaching early algebra to mastery as well as a comprehensive 35-week lesson plan guide to acing the Advanced Placement Calculus Exam. He is presently, a multi school district math consultant as well as a seminar presenter and a keynote speaker. In his spare time, Sam enjoys being with his family. As he puts it, There is never a dull moment. He considers his wife Monica as the perfect partner not only in life but in all business as well. She is amazing! He says. She is a credentialed teacher, has nine children, runs marathons, and takes amazing care of her family. I like to think of her as a Missionary Mom , exclaims Sam, She s one awesome lady! Outside of Orange County, Sam and Monica, own and run a very dynamic wrestling camp in North Western Montana, the Eternal Warrior Wrestling Camp. It is known as the toughest wrestling camp in America and has one purpose to make a difference in the lives of young men and women worldwide through the sport of wrestling and through the foundational principles of morality as taught in the Bible. The camp has been continuously running for ten years and is an entire family operation. On a personal level, Sam enjoys both training for and competing in Ironman Triathlons; and he desires to one day qualify for the world championships in Kona Hawaii. Monica Vaughan Calavitta is Sam's wife and business partner. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University San Bernardino. She contributed to the OCFamily Magazine as a mom blogger in 2008-09 before writing this narrative. She is the mother of nine and lives in Orange County, California.

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