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Richard Finacom

I was born in San Francisco and grew up in Millbrae, graduating from Mills High School.  I went to U.C. Berkeley, where I majored in English and History.  After graduating, I worked as a paralegal in San Francisco.  Then I went to law school, passed the bar exam, and worked in a small practice, doing civil and criminal law.  When I decided to change careers, I went to San Francisco State University and earned a teaching credential in math.

It's interesting that I got a teaching job at El Camino, as my father had served on the South San Francisco School Board (his name is on the plaque as you enter the South San Francisco auditorium) and my mother had taught in an elementary school in the district.  I've been at El Camino for thirteen years now, time enough to teach all math subjects from Pre-Algebra through Calculus.  In past years, I've also been the advisor to the Debate Club, Chess Club, and the Mock Trial team.  I also served as the Community Service Coordinator and Math Department Co-chair for a year.  In 1996 and 1999 I also had the opportunity to teach for short periods of time in the Philippines.  This year I am teaching Pre-Caluclus and Algebra I.     

I've been teaching math at El Caminio for thirteen years now, time enough to each every course from Pre-Algebra through Calculus.




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