Throughout the ages, the religious and philosophical leaders of the Far East considered teaching the noblest occupation-- one of true wisdom and selflessness. Having had the great fortune to experience the transformative power of wonderful teachers, I've come to agree with this viewpoint—I’ve found my calling in education.
I haven’t always known that teaching was the vocation for me. Even though I’ve always taught, on some level, as a T.A., a private tutor, a classroom teacher, or a friend, I tried different jobs in the private sector for several years. However, upon much introspection—my own enlightenment—I realized that teaching is my true calling. I have a passion for teaching, which is unmatched by any other field.
Why do I teach? I teach because I know that I will learn something new from each teaching experience, with every student, with every day, without exception, and because this path is one that I know is beneficial to others and to society as a whole. I teach, because I believe I can do it well. I approach the job with a balance of both diligence and patience, and confidence and humility, with extreme focus and an open mind. I am very patient, which is incredibly important, because learning takes time and involves challenges.
When I teach I project a sense of confidence, because as a lifelong perfectionist, I really do my homework! Before each lesson, I make sure I am thoroughly prepared so that I can teach lucidly and coherently and know how to anticipate questions and readily answer them. My confidence helps establish my authority in the classroom.
I also strive to make what I teach relevant to my students' lives by drawing on my experiences as a student and teacher.
I strive to be an educator like my own favorite teachers—a teacher who is passionate about and has profound knowledge of his specialty, who believes in the unparalleled importance of education, and who inspires his students with his devotion.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Brown University - Bachelor in Arts, International Relations
Graduate Degree: Tel-Aviv University - Master of Arts, Diplomacy
GRE Verbal: 165
GRE Analytical Writing: 5
Basketball / Gym
AP Chinese Language and Culture
College World History
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School World History
Mandarin Chinese 1
Mandarin Chinese 3
Mandarin Chinese 4
Middle School Writing