Mr. Volkmar Gates

Phone: 281-634-4317

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Education with Math Specialization General Certification for Grades 1-8

Mr. Volkmar Gates

I’ve taught math for 25 years, and at five different levels; 6th, 7th, 8th, Algebra, and HS Geometry. Originally born in Germany and having learned English as a second language, I graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and got my first teaching job with Danbury ISD. I spent 6 years there teaching and coaching, and have been with Fort Bend ISD ever since. This is now my 18th year at Hodges Bend MS. Aside from teaching math, I’ve also at various times coached basketball, football, track & field, and softball at the middle school level, and am currently coaching boys' soccer and sponsor the HBMS Chess Club. I love the outdoors, animals, hiking, traveling, music of all kinds, sports, astronomy, pool, and almost anything related to UTSA or Germany. Last but certainly not least, I have a wonderful wife who teaches 7th grade English at another middle school, a wonderful daughter who is in 4th grade, and two happy and spoiled cats. : )

ΜΑΤΗ is ΚüHL 

Btw, I love to use Remind to stay in touch with parents. It's an easy way to get regular updates on what we're doing in class in the form of text mesages. It's real easy to sign up for it if you're interested. I would just need you to email me at my email address listed below my picture to the left of this paragraph, and tell me who your child is and what period they're in. I'll then send you the very easy link to sign up. : )

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Teacher Schedule

  • Online Learning Schedule for Mondays and Thursdays

    Period 1
    (9:00 - 10:00) - 6th Grade Math

    Period 2 (10:15 - 11:15) - Conference
    Period 3 (11:30 - 12:30) - 6th Grade Math
    Lunch (12:30 - 1:30)
    Period 4 (1:30 - 2:30) - 6th Grade Math LAB

    Online Learning Schedule for Tuesdays and Fridays

    Period 5 (9:00 - 10:00) - 6th Grade Math
    Period 6 (10:15 - 11:15) - 6th Grade Math LAB
    Period 7 (11:30 - 12:30) - 6th Grade Math
    Lunch (12:30 - 1:30)
    Period 8 (1:30 - 2:30) - Advisory
     


    Online Learning Schedule for Wednesdays


    Period 1 (9:00 - 9:35) - 6th Grade Math
    Period 2 (9:45 - 10:20) - Conference
    Period 3 (10:30 - 11:05) - 6th Grade Math
    Period 4 (11:15 - 11:50) - 6th Grade Math LAB
    Period 5 (12:00 - 12:35) - 6th Grade Math
    Lunch (12:35 - 1:30)
    Period 6 (1:30 - 2:05) - 6th Grade Math LAB
    Period 7 (2:15 - 2:50) - 6th Grade Math

Teacher Tutorial Schedule

  • Online Learning Tutorials
    Mondays:
    8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Thursdays: 8:30 am - 9:00 am
     Let's be college-bound! :)

    Hey, at least it got done, right?

Chess Club

  • "These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess." - Kobe Bryant

    The Chess Club meets Tuesdays after school from 4:15 - 5:00. :)