Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Humanities M.A. Literature You Matter Your Ideas Matter Your Words Matter
Mr. Carlos Marquina
This year will be my seventh year in public education. I have taught English for the past six years, and I will also serve as the campus Interventionist this year. I believe that English should be experienced as an art form- words are the essential units of communication and creativity.
I am a native of Mexico, but have lived in Houston for 34 years. As an English Language Learner, I understand the struggles of learning a new language. It is my hope to help students not only understand the English language, but to master it and use it to create stronger selves and communities. I earned a bachelor's degree in Humanities and a master's degree in Literature from the University of Houston- Clear Lake.
AP Language and Composition
AP English Language and Composition is an introductory college-level composition course. Students cultivate their understanding of writing and rhetorical arguments through reading, analyzing, and writing texts as they explore topics like rhetorical situation, claims and evidence, reasoning and organization, and style.
AP Literature and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition is an introductory college-level literary analysis course. Students cultivate their understanding of literature through reading and analyzing texts as they explore concepts like character, setting, structure, perspective, figurative language, and literary analysis in the context of literary works.