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Topics in Economics

Topics in Economics (Online)


Topics in Economics (Online)

June 18-August 1, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm (Tuesdays & Thursdays only)
Open to students entering grades 10-12
Course Credit:  1/2 Trimester Math

Have you ever wondered why soda is so expensive at the ballpark?  Or why anyone would argue against minimum wage?  If so, Rivers’ summer economics course is perfect for you. This course is designed to introduce students to basic concepts in economics so that they can interpret current events and recent history through this lens. Students will have the opportunity to debate topics and investigate trends through readings, research, activities, and problem sets. At the end of this course, students will have the vocabulary to discuss economic events, the ability to create and interpret graphs, and an understanding of the basic principles of economic theory. Students must have completed Algebra II.

Tuition: $875


Keith Zalaski, instructor

Keith has been teaching math for the last four years at Rivers, while also serving as the 9th grade dean and boys’ basketball coach. Keith’s teaching career started in boarding schools, as he began right out of college at Williston Northampton School, then moved on to Trinity Pawling in New York. Both schools sing his praises as an outstanding teacher and mentor to students, known for going the extra mile for his students and players. Keith is committed to working with kids in a variety of realms and embraces the importance of the student-faculty bond. Keith has also worked with local foundations serving underprivileged kids in his time with Tufts, working at both the 3-Point Foundation and Hoop Mountain camps. Keith earned his B.A. in economics from Amherst College, where he also played four years of varsity basketball and captained the golf team. He later earned his M.A. in teaching from Tufts.


Details & Eligibility

▸ Online Course
▸ June 18-August 1, 2019
▸ Students entering grades 10-12
▸ Credit: 1/2 Trimester Math

2019 Tuition: $875
Financial aid is available (May 1 deadline)

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