I have taught reading, writing, literature, science, math up through trig and social studies in public and private schools, grades 4-12. My most fun project was creating a small private school for serious athletes. (One of my former students won a bronze medal in men's gymnastics at the Bejing Olympics!)My curriculum allowed students to make above-grade-level progress in only four hours a day, with little or no homework. (The secret - we didn't waste time.)My high school students began taking college level English and math classes at the community college when I deemed them ready. Two were only fifteen. All my students were so successful that the president of the college sought me out to learn what I was doing. Some of my favorite moments in teaching include: working with a fifth grader who could not read and an eighth grade algebra student who had not mastered basic math. Both students were up to grade level by the end of the academic year. My skill is in assessing exactly where a student's strengths and weaknesses lie, then making fast progress. I communicate well with children and have never met a student who could not learn. I relocated to Arlington after my quadriplegic son graduated from Duke Law School. When I am not taking care of his medical needs, I love working with young people.
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