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2020-21 College Recommendation or Greensheet

posted May 18, 2020, 3:50 PM by Mistaah Yim   [ updated May 20, 2020, 3:27 PM ]

If you wish to get a college recommendation or green sheet from me, please fill out the google form by following the link below.

https://bit.ly/2020-21collee_rec_greensheet

There are times, when I have to do a lottery pick due to high number of requests. You are more likely to be picked if you have achieved at least B or higher in my class, demonstrated a high-level of maturity (i.e. resilience and responsibility), sense of community, and the love of learning.

I'll start to decision staring Sunday, May 24 2020. This means it's in your best interest to fill out the form as soon as possible.

Deadline: Friday May 29, 2019 10pm


2020 Summer Rec Request Form

posted Jan 12, 2020, 10:32 AM by Mistaah Yim   [ updated Jan 28, 2020, 10:13 AM ]

You need to speak to me in person FIRST. Please do not assume that I’ll write you a recommendation. After speaking and confirming that I'm willing, please fill the request form by completing the google form: 2020 summer recommendation request form.

I will not write more than three summer recommendations. If you are asking another teacher for summer recommendation, then I'll not write one for you.

To streamline the recommendation writing process, I'll be using the following summer recommendation form for Saratoga HS. Here's the link to the blank form: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wpO14zzy3OiWDgBClXQ_IAly2b_G3dmB

Some of you will be applying to summer internships or summer programs that require recommendations from instructors. Think long and hard before applying to these internships. Most of the summer internships are highly competitive, sometimes with people applying from all over the world. You should have a STRONG interest in doing scientific research if you are applying to them (that is, not simply applying to boost your resumé). Finally, you should spend your summers doing something you are passionate about. Don’t spend your summer doing a science internship if you would rather be coaching youth basketball!

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As of January 24th, I'm no longer accepting summer recommendation requests as I've reached my limit.


2019-20 College Recommendation or Greensheet Request

posted May 9, 2019, 11:00 AM by Mistaah Yim   [ updated May 9, 2019, 11:03 AM ]

If you wish to get a college recommendation from Mr. Yim, please complete the survey, http://bit.ly/misteryim_2019-20_recrequest by 10pm on Sunday, May 19, 2018. I'll let you know by following Friday, if I can write you a good recommendation for you.

Generally, I won't write a recommendation if I can't write a good recommendation. Your academic achievement is only one component of the recommendation. I'll be describing you as a student, as a classmate, and as a whole person in the context of a community.

College ask me to respond to question that is designed give a holistic picture of you as a student and a person. Please take a look  MIT Teacher Evaluation as an example, http://bit.ly/misteryim_MIT_TeacherEval.

Requesting 2019 Summer Recommendation

posted Dec 23, 2018, 4:25 PM by Mistaah Yim   [ updated Dec 23, 2018, 4:36 PM ]

Please ask me nicely in person during a quiet time. Busy tutorial is not ideal.

If I give you the go ahead, I'll start collecting the names of the students that have made the "formal request" by filling out the google form: https://goo.gl/forms/T5N13Jp80Es0vfOe2. You need to be signed into district's google account to access this.

At the end of the January, I'll let you know if I can write one for you. Since there are many students asking me for recommendations, I'll limit myself to ten or less students. There are other restrictions details in the google form.

If I select you, then I'll ask you to fill out the recommendation prompts. Here's the link to that here, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1djzH8Masrlep7elJH-JX5600ONuRxkKNjAi5iAoEZiQ/copy.

Need 2018-19 College Recommendation?

posted May 21, 2018, 10:31 AM by Mistaah Yim   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 7:08 PM ]

If you wish to get a college recommendation from Mr. Yim, please complete the survey (https://tinyurl.com/2018-19collegerecyim) by Sunday May 27, 2017. I'll let you know by following Wednesday, if I can write you a good recommendation for you.

The deadline for green sheet is the last day of the school.

Generally, I won't write a recommendation if I can't write a good recommendation. Your academic achievement is only one component of the recommendation. I'll be describe you as a student, as a classmate, and as a whole person in the context of a community.

College ask me to respond to question that is designed give a holistic picture of you as a student and a person. Please take a look an MIT's Teacher Evaluation as an example, https://goo.gl/5ehu7Y.

Hawkings joins stars on a π Day

posted Mar 14, 2018, 9:01 AM by Mistaah Yim

One of the brightest minds has rejoined the stars. Just as Einstein, Stephen Hawking has passed on a pi-day.

Having survived ALS well into his 70's, he's been a productive and world-renowned British physicist for many years. He's also known have a wonderful sense of humor.

2018 summer recommendation requests

posted Jan 18, 2018, 9:49 AM by Mistaah Yim   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 10:05 AM ]

For those of you seeking summer recommendation, please follow the link.



Please come see me to make sure that I'll write you a recommendation. Since I have so many students asking for one, do not assume that I'll write one for you. 

Also, you're limited to three summer recommendations. If you're already getting recommendations from a different teacher, I'll not be writing one for you unless the recommendation requires two teacher recommendations.

2017-18 Back to School Night

posted Aug 23, 2017, 7:57 PM by Mistaah Yim

Thanks for coming! As promised I'm uploading the pdf of the presentation. Please below for the link.

You can also view the presentation via equil note on your device. The equil code for this presentation is 977-385-716 (no password).


Alg 2H

posted Aug 17, 2017, 3:52 PM by Mistaah Yim

I'll be uploading some files here for you guys until the period 7 is completely settled.

Welcome to school year 2017-18!

posted Aug 11, 2017, 2:14 PM by Mistaah Yim

I hope you had a wonderful summer. In case you were wondering about what you might need, here's a list of things your can do before the first day of school

First, please fill out the google survey, 2017-18 Student Information Sheet. Then, join FB group by following the link at the end of the google survey.

Here are the required material for my class.
  • quadrille-ruled notebook (link)
  • scientific (TI-30X iiS)* and graphic calculator (TI-83 or TI-84)**, 
  • straight edge, pencils (mechanical pencil recommended), eraser
  • pens (black, blue, and another color), couple of highlighters
* If you're getting a scientific calculator, please get this one per Saratoga HS math department-wide recommendation
** Students in Algebra 2 or higher should have a graphing calculator.

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