A little about me:
My name is Mario A. Becerra and I teach English at Garfield High School - I belong to the Computer Science Magnet Academy. I have been teaching English for LAUSD since 2001. I am a local kid teaching in the neighborhood that raised him. After graduating from Roosevelt High School, I attended CSULA where I earned a Baccalaureate in English, a Teaching Credential, and a Master's degree in English. I look forward to meeting all of you.
Office Hours - By appointment only:
Tuesdays - Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The fastest and most reliable way to contact me is to use the message function on my Schoology Profile Page. Log in to schoology, look for my class and click on the message icon.
You can also email me by clicking on the "Send email" envelope under my picture. Directly to your left.
Finally, you can call me or send me a text message through my google voice number. Just be sure to leave your name, the name of your student, and a brief description of your concern.
Google Voice Number
A Couple of Things to Consider:
Parent Conferences - November 18, 2021
I will not be holding a traditional ZOOM meeting this time around. During the allotted hours (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.), I will be reaching out to the parents of students who are currently struggling in my classroom. These parents will comprise the bulk of my parent conferences for this Thursday.
This will not exclude my other students (and their parents) from having a conference as well. We began the process for student-led parent conferences earlier this week. Your child was asked to complete a self-evaluation and to prepare work samples to share with you. I hope that over the following week, you and your child can have a thoughtful and honest conversation about his or her performance in my classroom.
If you wish to have a follow-up meeting with me, please indicate your desire in the forms provided (Parent Conference Packet) and I will reach out to you so we can set up an appointment at a time that works for both of us. You can also use the contact information on this website to reach out to me. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Virtual Back to School Night - Zoom Meeting Information
Period 1 - 11th Grade English > 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Meeting ID: 862 5831 1210
Period 2 - 11th Grade English > 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Meeting ID: 864 1180 1298
Period 3 - 12th Grade English > 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Meeting ID: 861 7921 7770
In order to avoid any possible issues - please be sure to attend the zoom meeting ONLY during your designated class time and using ONLY the designated zoom link or zoom ID. Hope to see you later.
I regret to inform you that I will not be able to host an "Open House" of my virtual classroom today. I will be following up with parents when we come back from Spring Break.