By Susan Hiland
Student’s listened intently to Willie Hancock explain the results of the algebra test they had just taken.
Some of the students had begged their parents to be a part of the free, five-week algebra preparation course offered through the California State University Summer Algebra Institute. Others were placed in the class by concerned parents.
Hancock is a retired teacher from Grange Middle School who is donating his time this summer to help students learn about math in new ways.