Phone: 469-752-9000 Ext: 39062


Degrees and Certifications:

1997, BA Mathematics, Houghton College, New York Texas Teacher Certification, 8 - 12 Mathematics

Mr. John Below

After serving in the US Army, I started teaching in 2003.  I have been teaching in Plano East since 2007.  I am teaching Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR) and Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB this year.  I am very excited about teaching Math and showing my students that mathematics is a way of thinking to solve problems we may face in and out of the classroom.  I am eager to work with parents and students and help the students be successful.

All information (calendar, learning goals, etc.) for parents and students may be found in Google Classroom (all students should have enrolled) and in links under course information (which will direct you to the classroom site).

I am also the sponsor of the Hockey Club.

Plano! Plano! East! East!

  • Parent/Teacher Conference

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    If you are concerned about the student, please schedule a conference.  Together we can work together to help the student be successful.

    When you signup:

    What: Parent/Teacher Conferences (Student's Full Name)

    Description: preferred method of the conference:

    • Face to Face
    • Phone
    • Zoom
    • Google Meet

  • Teaching Schedule

    Teaching Schedule

    1st: Conference

    2nd: AQR

    3rd: AB Calculus

    4th: AQR

    5th: AB Calculus

    6th: AQR

    7th: AQR

  • Makeups


    Makeups are offered during lunch on the following days:

    Monday: A Lunch

    Tuesday: B Lunch

    Wednesday: A Lunch

    Thursday: B Lunch

    Sign up to schedule your makeup test.

  • Tutorials


    Signup for Tutorials

    Google Form

    Available Times


      • 8:00-8:59
      • Lunch
      • 4:15-4:30


      • 8:00-8:59
      • Lunch


      • 8:00-8:59
      • Lunch
      • 4:15-4:30


      • 8:00-8:59
      • Lunch


      • 8:00-8:59

      **If these times are not available for the student, the student should schedule with me at least 24 hours before the available time.**

    • The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated but to make complicated things simple. 

      - S. Gudder