Phone: (972) 708-6536
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Chemistry, 2007 - B.A. in Mathematics, 2013 - M.A. in Mathematics, 2013 - Certified in Mathematics 7-12
Ms. Nhi Bui
"Knowledge is not powerful, but the application of knowledge is." - Commissioner Andy Nguyen, Tarrant County, Precinct 2.
I was born in Dong Nai, Vietnam. In 1990, my mother, older sister, younger brother and I fled by land and water to begin the freedom seeking journey and to reconcile with my other family members, my dad, oldest sister, and brother, in Thailand. We stayed at the refugee camp for about six and a half years in Sikiew, Thailand. After being deported back to Vietnam in 1996 by the Orderly Repatriation Program, our freedom-seeking journey finally came true and eventually brought us to the United States in 1998 by the Resettlement Opportunity for Vietnamese Returnees (ROVR) program. My family resided in Arlington, TX. Everything was a challenge at the beginning from learning a new language, adapting to the new culture, and playing catch-up with school, I learned to love my new home and thankful for able to live this American dream.
After high school, I enrolled at the University of Texas at Arlington, majored in Chemistry. I earned my Chemistry degree in 2007, I started teaching at Grand Prairie High School as a Chemistry teacher while serving the community and church. Understand how vital education is in the preparation for young people to achieve success in all endeavors set before them, I hope to continue to instill a love of learning and a desire for constant knowledge within the young people. My hope is that someday every kid in Vietnam will be given the opportunity to go to school, and I hope to inspire my current students with the love to discover the hidden beauty of mathematics of the universe. Nelson Mandela has stated, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world".
I finished my second bachelor in Mathematics and a Master's degree in Mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013. I hope to finish my Ph.D. in the near future.
This is my 5th year at Duncanville High School. I’m currently teaching Pre-Calculus Dual Credit/Pre-AP and AP Statistics. My hobbies are building Legos, reading in my spare time, backpacking to explore the world, and write about the people I have met and the experiences I have encountered.
“My attitude is I train like a champion, I win like a champion, and if I lose, I lose like a champion” – MMA Fighter Cung Le
Class Schedule: Room: B262 Extension: 6536
Pre-Calculus Dual Credit: Blocks 1st/3rd/4th
Pre-Calculus Pre-AP: Blocks 5th/6th
AP Statistics: Block 7th
Conference: Blocks 2nd/8th
Tutorial Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Parent-Teacher Conference: Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Grading Procedure: Major (exams/projects): 40%; Minor (quizzes/classwork/notes/homework): 60%.
Retest: students have exactly one week after they receive their graded exam to retest for a maximum grade of a 70. Retest only happens after school by appointment.
Late Work: 1 class block after due date: a deduction of 10 points. 2 class blocks after due date: a deduction of 30 points. 3 class blocks after due date: a deduction of 50 points. Late work will no longer be accepted after 3 class blocks.
Missed Assignments and Exams due to Absences: it is the students’ responsibility to pick up the missed assignments the day of their return. Students will have two school days upon their return to turn in missed assignments and to schedule the make-up exams.