My name is Robert. I have recently relocated to Boston from Los Angeles.
I have a MFA in playwriting and an MA in mathematics because I am passionate about teaching and discovery. I have taught and tutored all ages from preschool through college, in all levels of biology, mathematics, physics, reading, and writing.
For the past five years, I was the in-house substitute teacher for students preschool through grade 6 at Lesley Ellis School in Arlington. My nickname was “Wobert the Wascally Wabbit” because I'm silly, but also gentle, kind and dedicated. Substituting has made me comfortable with a wide range of students over a wide range of subjects. I am happy to provide parent and teacher references from Lesley Ellis.
My passion for learning stems from my firsthand experiences with students. In past summers, my students and I have counted trees, collected bugs, and banded chicks. This past winter we pruned trees with the Charles River Conservancy. In the spring, my Cambridge Science Festival exhibit let passers-by explore and imitate birdsong.
Working in these diverse environments has taught me how to guide children to discover and then to let them explore, how to teach a new idea and then get out of the way. In addition, my experiences as an actor and a playwright have taught me how to inspire students to uncover their own ideas and express them.
My goal is to get students excited about learning, the world, and the future. I truly appreciate your time. Thank you!
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