Phone: 713-847-4809


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 eighth year in public education teaching English. I also serve as the AVID Coordinator and English Department Chair. Last year, I served as campus Interventionist. 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 35 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. 


  • Courses taught:

     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.

    Composition I- ENGL 1301
    ENGL 1301 is an intensive study of and practice in writing processes, from invention and researching to drafting, revising, and editing, both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning, communicating, and critical analysis. HCC Core curriculum course. 

    Composition II- ENGL 1302
    ENGL 1302 is an intensive study of and practice in the strategies and techniques for developing research-based expository and persuasive texts. Emphasis on effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions. HCC Core curriculum course. 

    Intro to the Humanities- HUMA 1301
    This stand-alone course is an interdisciplinary survey of cultures focusing on the philosophical and aesthetic factors in human values with an emphasis on the historical development of the individual and society and the need to create. This course satisfies the Creative Arts or Component Area Option of the HCC core.