At New Hope since 2012
B.A., 1980, Chemistry, Harvard University
Diploma, 1982, Bethel Bible College
Before becoming a chemistry major in college, Ginny thought she would certainly major in math. Her love for the subject began when her older brother tried explaining his algebra problems to her when she was around seven or eight years old, and continued all the way through her study of calculus in high school, where she was also tapped to serve as an assistant teacher to eighth grade algebra students. Although her focus turned toward the sciences in college, Ginny’s favorite subject to teach is still math. She loves the challenge of a good math problem (she does logic problems for fun) and delights at the opportunity to help someone else understand the subject.
Ginny home-schooled her seven children over nineteen years, teaching all subjects from kindergarten through twelfth grade. She is very involved in her church, serving in its pastoral, praise and worship, and teaching ministries. Ginny loves to teach and is excited about serving the home school community through involvement with New Hope.
As a former New Hope Tutorials Chemistry student, my interest in Chemistry began during a field trip with Mrs. Pinho to the Sigma-Aldrich site in Natick.
Greetings from my Algebra I tutorial! Here are some photos and captions from a recent session that show you a bit of what learning math at New Hope is like.
On a special Friday session on March 13, my Algebra 1 students were given the opportunity to consider a variety of ways in which their math education might prove surprisingly valuable to them in life.
On Friday, Mrs. Pinho’s Chemistry class took a trip to Gordon College to perform an experiment in one of their labs. Our class loves doing this because we get to do experiments in a real scientific lab.
Color changes make for a lot of fun in the chemistry lab. But what is this that we synthesized, that turned from near-black to emerald to pea-green?