• Name: Tara Lyn Van Scoy
    Subjects / Classes Taught: Honors Chemistry - CHM 130/CHM 130LL Dual Enrollment with Phoenix College Periods 4,5,6,7
                                                AP Chemistry - CHM 151/CHM 151LL Dual Enrollement with Phoenix College Period 2
    Degree(s): Bachelor's Degree in Cell Biology and Chemistry-ASU 2006,  M.S. in Physical Chemistry Grand Canyon University 2020
    Email: vanscoy@PhoenixUnion.org
     (professional email contact)

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am currently on my 17th year teaching here at TGB. I currently teach Honors and AP Dual Enrollment Chemistry but have taught Biology, Biology Honors, Chemistry Honors, Environmental Science, Physical Science, and Physical Science Honors here at TGB.

    I am one of the two Chemistry teachers in the department. I am in room 7112 and Mr. Lopez in 7111. We are both here to help you in your Chemistry class!

    I have expectations for you with the online programs of Canvas, Nearpod, and others. 

    The best way to succeed in my class is to put what you want into the class. If you are consistently absent or tardy, not completing your homework prep, or just copying from others, it will be very hard to succeed. If you try your best at everything, do your own work consistently, hand everything in even if late-you will succeed in passing. Your grade is mostly based on your assessment performance. These tests and quizzes you will not have help from your friends or pod group. That is why it is vital to attempt all the work on your own first and learn from making mistakes. 

    I strongly suggest that you use advisory as TUTOR time. Not to come in and hang out. If you are in my advisory, there will be expectations for that class. You will not be allowed to just sit and do nothing. Please take advantage of Advisory. Students who do use advisory consistently as work time typically earn a A-B in most of their classes. 

    Please check back to my page for help on unit topics, assignments, and other news.


    Quote for the week:

    "Don't stress, do your best, forget the rest..."  ~unknown

     Feel free to email or stop by for help in your science course. 

    • Tutoring/Office Hrs: 7:00am-7:45am, during your advisory class if signed out, and after school by appt.
    • Room 7112
    • Classroom Expectations