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Shar McCarroll

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Department:

Math

Email:

mccarrs "at" arc.losrios.edu (Not clickable to prevent spam.)

Phone:

(916) 484-8546

Office Location:

 Howard Hall #128

Office Hours:

Mondays & Wednesdays

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. &

3:00 - 4:20 p.m.

& by appointment

Additional Info:

Email Hours:

Mondays - Thursdays:

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fridays:

8:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Courses I am teaching this semester:

Math 41 & 42 - Algebra Readiness - Parts I & II

Math 131, 132, & 133, - Combined Algebra - Parts I, II, & III

Stat 300 - Intro to Statistics & Probability

 

Important Dates to Remember:  

Last Day to drop without notation:  1/28

Last Day to drop with a "W" grade: 4/15

Holidays / Campus Closed: 1/15, 2/16, 2/19, 3/26 - 4/1

 

Personal Philosophy

Data analysis and statistics are gaining influence in many aspects of life and business at a rapid rate.  Some estimate that 90% of the world's data has been created over just the past two years.*   Businesses cannot afford to make too many risky decisions.  Industry is relying on data analysis more now than it ever has in order to make the proper decisions.   The better understanding that you have of data analysis and statistics, the more competitive you can be in the work force.   *(Science Daily https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_attainment_in_the_United_States)

I enjoy teaching Statistics because it is relevant to day-to-day life.   Even if your path in life does not take you into business and industry, chances are that you are going to make some major decisions throughout the course of your life:  Should you take out a student loan?  What car should you buy?  Should you buy a house?  How should you invest for retirement?   What medical procedure should you have done?  All of these questions have a degree of risk involved.  My hope is that you gain as much information as possible, so you can make the best decision at the time.   

Throughout this course, you will be challenged to THINK DIFFERENTLY.   Training your mind to think in a different manner will not happen over night.   You will need to routinely read the textbooks, listen to my lectures, watch YouTube videos, attend office hours, and seek additional tutoring in the LRC, in order to pass this course.  Learning statistics takes two things: patience and persistence.  Statistics take a while to "click."  The more your work at it, the faster the light bulb will ignite.  Each student needs to be patient with him/herself during the learning process.  Most importantly:  YOU CAN NEVER, NEVER QUIT!  I am here to help you be successful in Statistics, you are here to learn.   It is important to remember that we have a wide-range of abilities in this course.  I expect to always maintain an atmosphere of respect for one another at all times.  

Success is like an iceberg - you do not see all of the underlying work that goes into being successful.