The road I took to my rewarding career in K-6 independent school teaching was rather atypical. I graduated college with degrees in psychology (BA), political science (MA) and law (JD). Along the way, I served as a volunteer Little League coach and umpire. The mother of one of my first players saw the teacher in me before I did. "If your work with Adam this spring is any indication," she told me months before I started law school, "then you ought to become a teacher."
I didn't "get it" at the time and off to law school I went. By the end of 3L, I was already looking for a full-time job as a teacher. I dabbled in public school teaching (as a middle school sub) and then spent a year as a full-time intern at a private school in the Boston area. After a few months in a 4th grade classroom, I'd found my niche. For the past 20 years I've been teaching 4th and 5th grades and tutoring/mentoring/coaching students through middle and high school in Providence, San Francisco, Miami and in an American School in Sao Paulo, Brazil (I speak fluent Portuguese).
I love to teach math, writing, and science. I seem to have a knack not only for helping struggling students push through obstacles and "clear the fog" but for motivating talented students to reach beyond minimal standards and expectations. I look forward to helping your child realize her/his potential, find a passion to pursue, or "get" school in a way that s/he hasn't quite yet. Let me know how I can help.
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